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Port Klang outlines massive new terminal complex

Port Klang outlines massive new terminal complex

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First came Northport, then Westports, now the Port Klang Authority (PKA) has outlined plans to develop a huge new terminal complex on a nearby island. To be built on Pulau Carey the RM200bn ($44.7bn) project is likely to tap Chinese firms for investment.

PKA chairman Kong Cho Ha told local media a new port is necessary to compete in the industry and also to vie for a bigger share of the container trade from Singapore

In and around the Port Klang area, many other port developments are also underway. Just 86 km south is the RM12.5bn Kuala Linggi International Port in Malacca, which is aimed at the oil and gas industry. Then there is Melaka Gateway, 126km from Pulau Carey, a project costing RM43bn.

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Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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