New Japanese containerline Ocean Network Express (ONE) has criticised Malaysia’s ports set up for the huge amount of red tape in the Southeast Asian country.
“I have told the minister to harmonise port terminal operations in Malaysia,” Justin Chuo, ONE’s managing director in Malaysia, told reporters on Thursday, referring to Minister of Transport Anthony Loke.
Loke has responded, saying he will look into the matter.
There are seven major ports in Malaysia, each run by a different authority.
Following last year’s container alliance shake up Malaysia’s ports lost a number of services on the main east-west tradelanes to neighbour Singapore.