Northport (Malaysia) Berhad, a Member of MMC Group, won the Outstanding Performance Award under the Port category at the Malaysia World Maritime Day 2016 event held in Kuala Lumper on September 29, 2016.
Dato’ Sri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh, Group Managing Director of MMC Corporation Berhad said: “Winning this award is an impressive achievement. In spite of the uncertainty during the change of ownership of Northport and the operational challenges that Northport faced in 2015, Northport managed to pull through and recorded high growth in cargo throughput, whilst continuing with their value innovation and CSR initiatives.”
The award was presented by the Deputy Minister of Transport, Yang Berhormat Datuk Ab Aziz Kaprawi and recognised excellence in growth in cargo handling, adaptation of green initiatives, innovations, and corporate social responsibility.
Northport has embarked on a number of green initiatives, becoming the first port in Malaysia to acquire environmentally friendly terminal handling equipment for its container handling operations through a purchase of 13 units of Electric Rubber Tired Gantry (E-RTG) cranes in 2013.
Azman Shah Mohd Yusof, the Chief Executive Officer of Northport said: “This award is another important achievement in Northport’s history from the days of the old Port Swettenham in 1901 and signifies a new beginning for Northport since the completion of the takeover by the MMC Group earlier this year. Team Northport has risen to the challenges and responded positively to the turbulence within the shipping industry. We have already registered an impressive 14.2% growth in cargo throughput for this year, further enhancing our value proposition as Malaysia’s Intra-Asia Hub and Gateway Port.”