With an annual capacity of 12,500,000 TEU the Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) is Malaysia’s largest and most advanced container terminal. PTP is a joint venture between APM Terminals (30%) and MMC's ports and logistics division.
The Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) is strategically located at the confluence of the main east-west shipping lanes, offering Shipping Lines a minimal deviation time of 45 minutes. Accessible from the Straits of Malacca, PTP is situated on the eastern side of the mouth of the Pulai River in South-West Johor. PTP is a naturally sheltered deep water port and has no tide restrictions. The Terminal has a 12.6 km access channel for two-way traffic with a turning basin of 600m.
Major industrial estates are accessible through the second Malaysia-Singapore expressway and the north-south highway. In addition to road, sea and air inter-modal linkages, PTP is also connected to the national rail grid passing through Peninsular Malaysia from Singapore to Southern Thailand.
Equipment and Facilities
PTP has 14 linear berths totalling 5.04km. The terminal is equipped with 58 Super Post Panamax cranes, 16 of which have a 24-box outreach catering for the next generation of Triple E size vessels. These cranes also have twin-lift capability to further enhance productivity. PTP’s currently averages over 32 moves per hour/crane, and berth productivity stands at 100 moves per hour minimum.
- Total Area: 1,800,000 sq.m
- Total Ground Slots: 48,374 TEUs
- Reefer plugs: 5,080
- Turning Basin:Berths 1 – 12,600m | Berth 13 –14,720 m
- Draft: 15-19 meters
- Super Post Panamax cranes: 58 (twin lift)
- Rubber-Tyred Gantry (RTG) Cranes: 180
Terminal operations are backed by a state-of-the-art information technology system with links to all port users. By synergizing all of the port’s operations and communication centers, the IT network facilitates a free-flow of real-time information and provides near paperless transactions between shipping lines, forwarders, shipping agents and the port ensuring high productivity.
Rubber tyred gantry yard cranes are retrofitted with SmartRail (advanced setellite-guided automatic steering and position determination system) virtually eliminating human error by using the Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) for pinpoint positioning accuracy to avoid misplaced containers and reduce waiting time for loading discharge.
Port Radar Systems ensure safe and efficient management of all vessel traffic movement at PTP while enhancing effectiveness during emergency situations.
The terminal has 12 gate lanes. PTP's GCAMS ensures smooth flow for all gate transactions and integrates Customs Gate Control Systems with PTP's Container Management Systems to maximize efficiency and reduce truck waiting times to a minimum. The Vessel Clearance System allows paperless declarations to various governmental agencies and online approval processes.
Safety & Security
PTP's Vessel Tracking System known as RADARS (Radar Information Processing and Display) provides vital information such as the status of every container in the port at any given time to the Marine Department for smooth traffic flow and added safety.
- ISPS Compliant
- US Customs Service Container Security Initiative (CSI) and C-TPAT Compliance
- Customs scanning machine
- Restricted and controlled access to terminals
- 24-hour in-house security
- 24-hour emergency response team