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In conjunction with the Malaysia World Maritime Day 2016, Northport (Malaysia) Bhd, a Member of MMC Group has won the Outstanding Performance Award under the Port Category. The award was presented by Yang Berhormat Datuk Ab Aziz Kaprawi, Deputy Minister of Transport at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on 5 October 2016.

Northport won the award based on the selection criteria which is growth in cargo handling, adaptation of green initiatives, innovations and corporate social responsibility. The criteria has been set by a special Committee and chaired by the Ministry of Transport Malaysia.

Over the years, Northport has been at the forefront of innovation amongst the Malaysian ports in meeting the ever-evolving demands of the shipping industry through productivity improvement and capacity enhancement programs.

Northport has also embarked on green initiatives whereby Northport is the first port in Malaysia to acquire an environmental friendly terminal handling equipment for its container handling operations through a purchase of 13 units of Electric Rubber Tired Gantry (E-RTG) cranes in 2013. Other notable green initiatives by Northport include the installation of LED lights on tower lights around the port and its office buildings. Northport are also has put in place its Waste Management System to process the non-hazardous waste, according to their waste management plan.

Malaysia World Maritime Day is an annual event and a joint effort between the Malaysian Government and the maritime industry. It was organised by the Ministry of Transport and the Marine Department, Malaysia and hosted by the Ikhtisas Kelautan Malaysia (IKMAL) and the Malaysia Shipowners' Association (MASA).

Congratulations to Northport for the great achievement!

Northport Wins Outstanding Performance Award

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