Kuantan Port

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Kuantan Port
Cargo loading at one of the liquid chemical berths at Kuantan Port

Situated about 25 KM to the north of Kuantan city and facing South China Sea, Kuantan Port (Latitude 3°58'N, Longitude 103° 26'E) is a multipurpose port in the East Coast Region of Peninsular Malaysia.

Previously run by Kuantan Port Authority, it has been privatised since 1998 and is currently operated by Kuantan Port Consortium Sdn Bhd.

History[edit]

Ships alongside Kuantan Port's multi-purpose berth
Kuantan Port Container Berth
1974 Kuantan Port Authority established
1976 Construction of Kuantan Port started
1979 Construction completed
1980 Partial operation
1984 Full operation
1998 Privatised and managed by Kuantan Port Consortium Sdn Bhd since
2001 Phase II Expansion (Inner Basin Project) completed
2003 Dedicated Container Berth operational

Berth Facilities[edit]

Berth Specifications of Kuantan Port
Type of Berth Quantity of Berth Total Length (Metre) Draft (Metre) Deadweight Tonnage (DWT) Maximum Displacement Tonnes
Container 3 600 11.2 35,000 45,000
Liquid Chemical 3 720 11.4 40,000 53,000
Multi-purpose Berth 4 725 11.2 35,000 45,000
Palm Oil Berth No.1 1 250 11.5 40,000 54,000
Palm Oil Berth No.2 1 150 8.0 6,000 8,000
Palm Oil Berth No.3 1 240 11.4 40,000 53,000
Mineral Oil 1 150 8.0 6,000 8,000
MTBE 1 240 11.4 40,000 53,000
Berth 5 1 18 5.0 10,377 16,832
Berth 6 1 118 7.0 12,000 17,800
Berth 1A 1 70 8.0 6,000 8,000
Service Jetty 1 140 4.0 4,500 6,000

Containerized Cargo Handling[edit]

Kuantan Port Container Yard

Kuantan Port has containers handling equipment and machineries such as container gantry cranes, rubber tyred gantry cranes, reach stackers, container trailers and forklifts. It provides a container freight station of 9,600 square metres for the stuffing and unstuffing of containers and a container yard with 1,500 ground slots and 168 reefer points. Kuantan Port container yard offers one of the longest free storage period in Malaysia.

Kuantan Port Container Yard Free Storage Period
Import Container (Laden) Export Container (Laden) Empty Container Transshipment Container
7 Days 14 Days 21 Days 21 Days

Kuantan - Kerteh Railway System (KKRS), a 75KM railway line, provides daily service between Kuantan Port and Kerteh's Petrochemical Complex.

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Coordinates: 3°58′33″N 103°25′40″E / 3.9757°N 103.4277°E / 3.9757; 103.4277