Tanjung Bruas Receives Container Ships
Malaysia's Tanjung Bruas Port (TBP), a member of MMC Group, announced that it now offers container ships services at its Tanjung Bruas Port terminal.
TBP recently welcomed the MV West Scent, the first Container vessel to ever call its terminal at Tanjung Bruas Port. The 145.68 meters long MV West Scent came alongside on 18 April 2019 with an exchange of 1,150 move counts.
The specially chartered Container vessel by manufacturer Xinyi Glass Manufacturing Sdn Bhd, is currently at TBP berth and will depart to Humen Port, China after completing its cargo operations. This is the first ever project undertaken by TBP in handling Containerised shipment.
Captain Davidiuk Aleksandar, the Master of the Container vessel was welcomed by Mohamad Nizam Ibrahim, General Manager of TBP together with Ir. Khairulezuan Harun, Chief Operating Officer of Kumpulan Melaka Berhad, Tuang Aleong, Director of Melaka Customs, Hairulzamani Othman, Senior Manager of Melaka State Development Corporation and representatives from Xinyi Glass.
“Tanjung Bruas Port will be an important port for import and export to and from the central region and Guangdong Province in China. With the new Container services, the opportunity to import and export freight to and from Melaka will increase significantly via this sea route, with a monthly route to China as a start,” said Dato' Sri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh, Chairman of TBP cum Group Managing Director of MMC Corporation Berhad.
Strategically located along one of the world's busiest trade routes, TBP which already handles Conventional cargo, has a huge potential to be developed as a gateway to handle Containerised cargoes to serve the growing industries in Melaka and the central region of Peninsular Malaysia as well as its neighbouring countries.