Malaysian Port Unveils AI Upgrade


The Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP), Malaysia’s biggest and most technologically advanced port, has signed an agreement with cloud software specialists Ramco Systems to upgrade its current Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.

The upgrade, according to a statement, is part of PTP’s ongoing efforts to improve its digital logistics infrastructure and operational efficiency.

It will see PTP utilize advanced smart technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and Chatbots, which will help it meet growing customer demand and accelerate its drive to become a regional transshipment hub.

Under the agreement, Ramco will implement its comprehensive ERP suite comprising procurement, inventory, finance, maintenance, human capital management, treasury loan management and planning and budgeting.

Speaking about the deal with Ramco, PTP’s CEO Marco Neelsen said: “Given the pace at which technological advancements are changing the world, it is imperative for PTP to remain competitive and attractive. By investing in the latest technology, we are establishing our terminal as one of the best equipped and most technologically advanced terminal port in the region”.

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“We also wanted to choose a digital solution partner with tools that can aid us in our growth as well as give us the right platform to integrate to advanced technologies. With the product and service that Ramco provides us, we believe it will benefit us well”.



In August 2018 PTP made history when the Mumbai Maersk left its dock with a then record 19,038 TEU – which made it the first container ship to carry more than 19,000.

In January 2019 Neelsen spoke exclusively to PTI about the port’s progress and its plans for the future.

Virender Aggarwal, CEO of Ramco Systems stated: “As one of the leading trusted ERP software providers, our main objective is to enable the end-to-end digital transformation for our client organizations.

“PTP, being one of the world’s premier and biggest transshipment ports will expand our expertise while we continue supporting their vision with our technologies and innovations.”

“Ramco’s ability to offer a single integrated suite covering ERP, Finance, HR, and Asset Management all on the same platform coupled with capability to bring latest technology features such as Artificial Intelligence, Chatbots, Mobility and much more has been the key differentiator driving large conglomerates to embark on a digital transformation program.”

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