Johor Port Authority (JPA) is authorized to regulate the Port of Tanjung Pelepas. With the authority conferred upon, JPA is responsible for all operations carried out in the port. Port users are required to comply with all applicable laws and regulations set by JPA.
JPA also has the authority to issue summons to parties that violate the laws or regulations while within the port vicinity. In addition, JPA has the authority to monitor the performance of the port to maintain at its level best. The port authority of Tanjung Pelepas is required to submit a report to JPA within a specified time.
PTP occupies a land area of 1935 acres and is protected by a deep-water bay. Moreover, its strategic location is amongst the busiest international shipping routes in the world, guaranteeing a good opportunity for Port of Tanjung Pelepas to become a haven for passing ships through these waters. Its natural features of water depth reaching 16-19 meters from the surface, with the length of 12.6 km and a width of 250 meters, gives PTP the advantage of reducing the waiting time for vessels wishing to anchor.
PTP is connected by North-South Expressway (connecting Singapore to the Thai border), and a link from PTP to Kempas (connecting the port to the national grid) making PTP easily accessible from all over the country. The port is also in the Free Zone, which includes Free Commercial Zone and Free Trade Zone. It gives customers the special benefit of being free of customs procedures, import duties and also export and import licenses. PTP also provides additional activities to meet market demand.
PTP terminal has 14 berths measuring 360 meters each, amounting to over 5.04km dock lines. The largest container storage building in the country is located at the rear of the wharves. It can store or accommodate a total of 6,237,000 TEUs including more than 5,080 reefer points for controlling cargo temperature. In addition, an area for storing dangerous cargo, 54 quay cranes, 174 RTG (Rubber Tyred Gantry), 456 prime movers and trailers or major transportation like forklifts are also available to provide efficient service at all times.
PTP started operations in October 1999 and carried out its first service in April 2000 with Mitsui OSK Lines. In June, Maersk Sealand and APL-NOL began its permanent service at the port. In August 2000, Maersk considers the port as a strategic partner, which is estimated to bring a density of 2 million TEUs to PTP annually. In 2000, PTP was awarded "Best Emerging Container Terminal ' by Lloyds List for successfully demonstrating excellence throughout its operations.
To streamline operations, PTP uses information technology to link all port users with each other. The system also helps the importers / exporters, shipping agents and port to communicate or convey information more efficiently and quickly, without using large quantities of paper. The port is also equipped with an automatic gate system that allows faster handling of crates. Additionally, wharf management, area planning and vessel planning is assigned by the computerized system to improve productivity.
Tanjung Pelepas Maritime Boundary
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