Port of Tanjung Pelepas

Coordinates: 01°21′58.85″N 103°32′54.12″E / 1.3663472°N 103.5483667°E / 1.3663472; 103.5483667
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01°21′58.85″N 103°32′54.12″E / 1.3663472°N 103.5483667°E / 1.3663472; 103.5483667

Port of Tanjung Pelepas
LocationGelang Patah, Iskandar Puteri, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opened13 March 2000
Type of harbourPort

The Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP, UN/Locode: MYTPP) is a container port located in Gelang Patah, Iskandar Puteri, Johor Bahru District, Johor, Malaysia, and is part of the APM Terminals Global Terminal Network, which holds a minority share in the joint venture.[1] On 13 March 2000, the harbor held its inauguration ceremony, which was officiated by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.[2]

The port is situated on the eastern mouth of the Pulai River in south-western Gelang Patah, Johor, Malaysia, in close proximity to the Straits of Johor, which separates the countries of Malaysia and Singapore and the Strait of Malacca. Transshipment accounts for over 90 percent of the port's traffic and was constructed in an attempt to compete with Singaporean ports.[3]


Year TEU million
2001 2.0[4]
2002 2.6[4]
2003 3.5[4]
2004 4.0[4]
2005 4.2[4]
2006 4.7[4]
2007 5.5[5]
2008 5.58
2009 6
2010 6.5
2011 7.5
2012 7.7 [6]
2020 9.8 [7]
2021 11.2 [8]

In June 2020, 110 containers of toxic electric arc furnace dust, amounting to some 1,864 tonnes, were found at the port. The Malaysian government said it would work to repatriate the waste.[9]


The current port offers 14 berths totaling 5 km of linear wharf length, and a 1.2 million square meters container yard which contains around 240,000 TEU in storage space, 48,374 ground slot and 5,080 reefer points.[citation needed]

The berths are serviced by 66 Super Post-Panamax quay cranes, 24 (EEE crane) with 24 rows outreach, 11 of which have a 22 rows outreach and dual hoist 40’ pick, 30 with 22 rows outreach and twin 20’ lift. The total capacity of the port today is over 12.5 million TEU per year with 174 rubber tyred gantry cranes and 498 prime movers operates around the container facility.[citation needed]

In addition to road connectivity, the port is also connected to the peninsula's freight railway system that extends from Johor to the south to southern Thailand to the north, via a 4-track rail terminal. The port development area covers 2,000 acres for the port terminal and 1,500 acres for the free trade zone. The port has a harbour with a draft of 15 – 19 metres, and a turning basin of 720 metres.[citation needed]

The 2007 master plan of the port envisages over 95 berths with 150 million TEU terminal handling capacity. The berths are expected to extend from the mouth of the Pulai River to Malaysia–Singapore Second Link.[10][failed verification][better source needed]

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-09-30. Retrieved 2012-10-11.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ PeKhabar (2018-03-12). "Perasmian Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas". PeKhabar (in Malay).
  3. ^ "Port Development in Malaysia: an introduction to the country's evolving port landscape" (PDF). Netherlands Enterprise Agency. Retrieved 2021-03-30.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Transhipment Hub : Transport & Logistics : Our Businesses : MMC Corporation Berhad". Archived from the original on 2007-12-24.
  5. ^ "PTP container traffic up strongly". Archived from the original on 2008-01-18.
  6. ^ https://www.ptp.com.my/media-hub/news/ptp-details-port-expansion-plan [bare URL]
  7. ^ https://lloydslist.maritimeintelligence.informa.com/LL1141110/15-Tanjung-Pelepas-Malaysia [bare URL]
  8. ^ "PTP Celebrates 11 Million TEUs Arrival in 2021, Showing Resilience Despite the Pandemic". 12 January 2022.
  9. ^ BERNAMA (2020-07-19). "110 containers with toxic waste from Romania abandoned at PTP". BERNAMA. Retrieved 2020-07-21.
  10. ^ Port of Tanjung Pelepas Master Plan Page Archived 2007-12-30 at the Wayback Machine

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