Lacking a national strategy, Malaysian ports lose out to Singapore

Lacking a national strategy, Malaysian ports lose out to Singapore. [Newspaper] (2019)


DESPITE their strategic locations along the Straits of Malacca — one of the most important waterways in the world — Malaysian ports continue to play second fiddle to Singapore’s terminals as the race for transhipment volumes intensifies. The lack of a national strategy to coordinate the ports is one of the major reasons why Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) and Port Klang continue to play bridesmaids to Singapore when it comes to transhipment containers, according to industry observers. Transhipment refers to the shipment of goods to an intermediate destination before reaching their final destinations. “Neither PTP nor Port Klang can match the scale and capacity Singapore currently has. At various points in the last few years, there were congestion problems at PTP and Port Klang that resulted in cargo loss to Singapore,” says Tan Hua Joo, executive consultant at Alphaliner, a shipping and port industry consultancy.

Item Type: Newspaper
Keywords: Business strategy, Strategic policy, Strategic Marketing Planning, Brand Image, Transport
Taxonomy: By Subject > Business & Management > Economics
By Subject > Business & Management > Marketing
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Depositing User: Normah Sadaiee
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2021 07:27
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2021 07:27
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