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.