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THE GUIDE TO MALAYSIA

southern gateway for textile,

bauxite, petrochemicals,

electronics, furniture, and

food products. The port also

reflects Malaysia’s dominant

position in the palm oil

industry, as the world’s

largest palm oil terminal and

storage facility.

Johor Port is linked by

road and rail to important

commercial and industrial

centres in Malaysia as well

as neighbouring countries.

In 2012, it handled 32.9

million freight weight tonnes

(FWT) of cargo, including

over 830,700 TEUs of

containers. The port has

embarked on a five-year

plan involving development

of infrastructure as well

as major upgrades of

equipment and facilities,

spending RM 100 million in

the first year (2012).

Port of Tanjung Pelepas

Its site on the eastern

mouth of the Pulai River,

close to major sea routes

and adjacent to the

Tanjung Pelepas Free Trade

Johor Port’s Liquid Edible Jetty, the business end of the world’s largest palm

oil terminal and storage facility.

Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP), Johor, the fastest-growing container port in Southeast Asia.