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Inai Kiara seeks to grow international footprint

Inai Kiara Sdn Bhd, the fifth largest dredging company in the world, is set to expand its international footprint, particularly in Africa, Europe and South America. The company is currently negotiating with several potential clients, particularly in Brazil and Argentina, said Inai Kiara general manager for business development, Zulkefli Majid. “We have to really support […]

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Maritime Sector To Reap RM19 Billion Profit, Provide Over 55,000 Jobs In 2020, Says Najib

The maritime sector is expected to achieve up to RM19 billion profit and provide over 55,000 jobs in 2020, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said today. Najib said he was confident that the industry would thrust Malaysia as a nation that has the capabilities not only in the petroleum automotive industry but also […]

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Perak Gets Positive Feedback On Port Authority Plan

The state government has received positive feedback from the Federal government on its proposal to set up a port authority to monitor ports and jetties in the state. Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir said the feedback was on certain procedures and legal aspects relating to the establishment of the body. “We hope […]

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Registry will put Malaysia on world maritime map

THERE are many ships are operating in Malaysian waters but few of them are owned by Malaysians and this needs to be addressed, said Minister of Transport Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat. To increase the registration of Malaysian ships, there is a need to ensure that the aspects of development and sea services infrastructure are […]

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Govt urged to ‘fast track’ national port authority

THE Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) yesterday called on the government to expedite the setting up of the National Port Authority (NPA). The purpose of the NPA would be to oversee and streamline the operations of all ports in the country. The NPA could, among other things, help cut out unhealthy competition among ports by […]

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Russian Pacific Fleet warships to visit Malaysian port

MOSCOW, October 22 (RIA Novosti) – A Russian Pacific Fleet task force that has been on anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden is to pay an official visit to the port of Klang in Malaysia, a spokesman for the Russian Navy said. The task force — comprising the Admiral Tributs destroyer with two helicopters, […]

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Ministry studying application for offshore port in Kuala Kemasin

THE Finance Ministry is studying an application for licence from a company to build an offshore port that will serve the oil rig in Kuala Kemasin, Kelantan. Deputy Finance Minister Senator Datuk Dr Awang Adek Hussin said the application was reasonable considering that only one such port existed currently in Kemaman, Terengganu. “This can cause […]

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Langkawi port handles over 500,000 vehicles

THE Dermaga Tanjung Lembung (DTL) Port in Bukit Malut, Langkawi has handled 524,637 units of vehicles from the time it began operations in 1997 till July this year. General Manager of Langkawi Port Sdn Bhd, Muhd Nasir Abdul Aziz said various vehicles had been handled at the port from cars to lorries and buses which […]

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Malaysian ports turn in better second quarter 2009

Malaysian ports handled 10 per cent more containers in the second quarter of the year compared to the first, reflecting a recovery in both domestic and transhipment cargo. Container traffic at the 10 major ports rose to 3.79 million TEUs (20-foot equivalent units) from 3.44 million in the periods reviewed. Transhipment traffic, comprising almost two-thirds […]

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French shipping giant CMA CGM keen to strengthen presence in Malaysia

MARSEILLE: Malaysia’s liberalisation of 27 local services sub-sectors, including the transport sub-sector, prompted French shipping giant, CMA CGM to mull over plans to strengthen its foothold in the country. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat had during a visit to the headquarters of the world’s third largest container shipping company in the French city […]

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