2017 | Quarter 2
MMC Partners Adani Ports for Carey
Island Port Project, Sime Darby for Maritime City
Sime Darby Property Berhad, Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited (APSEZ) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to study the feasibility of developing an integrated maritime city on Carey Island, Selangor. The maritime city is to support the proposed development of a new port on a greenfield site on Carey Island, Port Klang.
Simultaneously, MMC Ports and Adani Ports also inked a separate MoU to explore the feasibility of the Carey Island Port Project as an extension of Port Klang, currently the 11th busiest container port in the world.
The MoU which is was signed by Dato' Sri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh, Director of MMC Ports, Dato’ Jauhari Hamidi, Managing Director of Sime Darby Property and Captain Sandeep Mehta, APSEZ’s President of Business Development. The exchange of both MoUs were witnessed by the honourable Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak in New Delhi.
“MMC Ports is proud to work with Adani Ports and Sime Darby Property to drive this significant port development which will bring substantial economic benefits to Malaysia,” said Dato’ Sri Che Khalib. “Our ports are strategically located right in the shipping lane and all ships must pass through Malaysian ports regardless, which makes the country a suitable regional centre for the logistics hub”, he added.
Apart from developing and running India’s biggest private port located at Mundra, Gujarat, APSEZ is also the country’s biggest container handler outside state control. The firm operates container handling facilities at its flagship Mundra Port as well as in Hazira Port, both in Gujarat, India.