Port of Tanjung Pelepas furthers decarbonisation efforts

APMT Port of Tanjung Pelepas selected to join P4I initiative

The Malaysian Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP), a joint venture between APM Terminals (APMT) and the MMC Group, has been selected to join the Partnerships for Infrastructure (P4I) initiative.

This is a government-to-government decarbonisation scheme between Malaysia and Australia that supports PTPs ambition to become a green bunkering hub for alternative fuels.

The P4I project aims to spearhead Malaysia’s decarbonising effort in the maritime industry and to foster inclusive growth through sustainable infrastructure in Southeast Asia.

Malaysia has the potential to develop into a regional green fuel bunkering hub with the support of both industry and government, according to a study by the Australian Government’s Partnership for Infrastructure (P4I).

The study also found that methanol is the green fuel option receiving the most investment from shipping lines.

The study was undertaken in response to a request from Malaysia’s Transport Ministry (MoT) to better understand zero-carbon bunkering and explore the potential for green refuelling sites in Malaysia.

“We hope that the successful implementation of this initiative will become a game changer in transforming the regional maritime industry and further promote opportunities for Malaysia to lead in this area of maritime decarbonisation,” said PTP Chief Executive Officer, Marco Neelsen.

READ: Malaysia’s premiere logistics hub: Port of Tanjung of Pelepas

“Given the size and strategic location of PTP, it has the potential to play a key role regionally and globally in supporting maritime and trade decarbonisation,” commented Executive General Manager Commercial at Port of Melbourne, Shaun Mooney.

In August 2023, Westports Malaysia declared that they would investigate the potential of using electric Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) into future terminal development plans.

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