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Local Information > About OOCL in Malaysia
About OOCL in Malaysia
The Country

Malaysia located in Southeastern Asia, strategically located along Strait of Malacca and southern South China Sea peninsula bordering Thailand and the northern one-third of the island of Borneo; bordering Indonesia, Brunei, and the South China Sea, south of Vietnam. Malaysia covers approximately 329,750 square kilometers, with a population of some 26,673,600 people.

During the late 18th and 19th centuries, Great Britain established colonies and protectorates in the area of what is currently Malaysia; these were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. In 1948, the British-ruled territories on the Malay Peninsula formed the Federation of Malaya, which became independent in 1957. Malaysia was formed in 1963 when the former British colonies of Singapore and the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak on the northern coast of Borneo joined the Federation.

Total Port Containers Throughput per annum
Malaysia has seven international ports and eight domestic ports which handle 95% of the country's trade. Modern and high-tech facilities and equipment enable a full range of cargo handling and related activities including containerized and conventional cargo such as general cargo, dry bulk and liquid bulk. In addition, they have facilities to cater for international and regional passenger traffic.

The primary port authority is Port Klang which handles approximately 2,135 liner calls annually.  Port Klang (a Free Commercial Zone) is ranked eighth amongst the world's top 10 container ports, handling 55% of the container trade in Malaysia.  Three gateways are available in Port Klang: North Port, West Port and South Port. 

Note: Throughput measured in TEUs

 


Port Name

2006

2007

Port Klang 

6,326,295

7,118,000

Penang Port 

849,730

925,000

Port of Tanjung Pelepas 

4,772,986

5,465,000

Johor Port

880,611

927,000

Kuantan Port

124,834

127,000

Bintulu Port

191,824

251,800

Sabah Port

-

271,000

Kuching Port

152,394

163,338

Rajang Port

52,981

65,000

Miri Port

16,644

21,296

Total

13,368,299

15,334,434


Coverage of OOCL Malaysia and Supply Chain Management

Various companies including OOCL Malaysia provide comprehensive containerized cargo transportation services in Malaysia.  Among those include container haulage, freight forwarding, warehousing, bunkering, distribution related services, port and customs clearance, and container repair, leasing and maintenance.

Consignees and clients in Malaysia enjoy speedy, efficient and reliable cargo transportation through a network of local branches and offices. OOCL Malaysia also offers an excellent international network of agents.


 

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