Kuantan Port

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

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

Previously run by Kuantan Port Authority, it has been privatised since 1998 and is currently operated by Kuantan Port Consortium Sdn Bhd.[1] The port is part of the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road.[2][3]

HistoryEdit

 
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 FacilitiesEdit

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

Containerised Cargo HandlingEdit

 
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 - Kerteh Railway System (KKRS), a 75 km 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