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(L-R) Johor Port Bhd chief executive officer, Shahrull Allam Shah, deputy Indonesian Ambassador to Malaysia, Andreano Erwin, Deputy Transport Minister Malaysia Datuk Ab Aziz Kaprawi and PELINDO I human resources & general affair director, Hamid Wijaya

KUALA LUMPUR: Johor Port Bhd, a member of MMC Group, has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with PT Pelabuhan Indonesia I (PELINDO I) to establish Roll on Roll Off (RORO) activities and shipping connectivity.

JPB chairman Datuk Seri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh said the MoU was another stepping stone for the ports managed by PELINDO I and MMC Ports.

“JPB is part of Malaysia’s largest port operator and holds various expertise in ports management with over 40 years’ experience,” he said in a statement today.

Both ports will explore potential co-operation and other opportunities in port and logistics business such as operation and management approach on existing and new port development, and joint collaboration on new port development.

Che Khalib added that the collaboration would serve as a catalyst to enhance the development and further quality improvement efforts including port operations, competencies and efficiencies.

The MoU also encompasses a synergistic collaboration in sharing JPB’s experience and expertise in port management and operations with PELINDO I in the areas of port training services, consultation on container and conventional operations, collaboration on inter port logistics services; and a sister port partnership program.

The port training services will include training for container and conventional terminal operations, operation of cranes and forklifts; and handling of another terminal equipment.

Meanwhile, under the sister port partnership program, JPB and MMC Ports will develop joint marketing activities with the PELINDO I ports to further enhance feeder service to the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) and Singapore-Johore-Riau (SIJORI).

These marketing activities will encourage trading of commodities and cargo consolidation activities in Johor.

PELINDO I operates ports in Sumatera/Aceh, while MMC group ports consist of JPB, Port of Tanjung Pelepas, Northport (Malaysia), Penang Port and Tanjung Bruas Port in Melaka.

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