Port Klang


Port Klang

Port Klang ( _ms. Pelabuhan Klang) is the one of the main ports of Malaysia, located in the district of Klang in the state of Selangor. It serves the Klang Valley, including the federal capital Kuala Lumpur and federal administrative capital Putrajaya.

Port Klang was originally known as Port Swettenham when it was founded under British colonial rule in 1893, after the then British Resident High Commissioner for the Malay State, Sir Frank Swettenham. Official opening of the port was on September 15, 1901, which developed as a new port after a study found that its coastal area had a harbor with deep anchorage, free from dangers and very suitable for wharves. Its development was accelerated further with the extension of a railway line from Kuala Lumpur to the new port.

Port Authority

The Port Klang Authority, established 1 July 1963, administers the three ports in the Port Klang area: Northport, Southpoint and West Port. Prior to that the only existing port, the South Port, was administered by the Malayan Railway Administration.

Currently, both West Port and Northport have been privatized and managed as separate entities. West Port is managed by Kelang Multi Terminal (KMT), and North Port by Northport (Malaysia) Bhd (NMB). The current Northport entity is actually a merger from two companies, Kelang Container Terminal (KCT) and Kelang Port Management (KPM). Northport (Malaysia) Bhd currently operates South Port, which was rebranded Southpoint, and acquired Northport Distripark Sdn Bhd (NDSB) as part of its logistics division.

Government

Port Klang is under the jurisdiction of the Klang Municipal Council (MPK). It is represented in the Parliament by the Member of Parliament for Klang, Mr. Charles Santiago. In the State Assembly of Selangor, the township is represented by Mr. Ronnie Liu Tian Khiew, the state assemblyman for Pandamaran.

Transport

Port Klang is served by KTM Komuter stations (including the Port Klang Komuter station) which link it to Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam and other parts of the Klang Valley. A ferry terminal to Pulau Ketam and an International terminal to Tanjung Balai and Dumai in Indonesia are also located in the area. The old ferry terminal used to serve regular passenger boats to Pulau Lumut and Telok Gonjeng terminal until the completion of Northport Bridge link.

References

ee also

*Northport, Malaysia
*2005 Malaysian haze

External links

* [http://www.pka.gov.my/ Port Klang Authority]
* [http://www.northport.com.my Northport (Malaysia) Bhd]
* [http://www.westports.com.my Westports Malaysia Sdn Bhd]
* [http://www.pkfz.com Port Klang Free Zone]
* [http://www.mpklang.gov.my/ Klang Municipal Council (MPK)]


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