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About Us


Malaysia’s most advanced container terminal, The Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) is strategically located at the confluence of the main east-west shipping lanes, offering Shipping Lines minimal deviation time of 45 minutes. PTP is situated in a sheltered bay and has no tide restrictions.

Local cargo movement to major industrial estates is accessible through the second Malaysia-Singapore expressway and the north-south highway. In addition to road, sea and air inter-modal linkages, PTP is also connected to the national rail grid passing through Peninsular Malaysia from Singapore to Southern Thailand.

PTP has 14 linear berths totalling 5.04km. The terminal is equipped with 58 Super Post Panamax cranes, 16 of which have a 24-box outreach catering for the next generation of Triple E size vessels. These cranes also have twin-lift capability to further enhance productivity. PTP’s current average over 32 moves per hour/crane, and berth productivity stands at 100 moves per hour minimum.

PTP’s currently averages over 32 moves per hour/crane, and berth productivity stands at 100 moves per hour minimum. PTP has 14 linear berths totalling 5.04km.


One of PTP's key advantages is that it is a mere 45 minutes from the confluence of the world's busiest shipping lanes. Easily accessible from the Straits of Malacca, PTP is situated on the eastern side of the mouth of the Pulai River in South-West Johor. PTP is a naturally sheltered deep water port and is near the Malaysia-Singapore Second Crossing.

Ultimate Location

Intersection of East - West International trade lanes

45 minutes diversion time

Natural factors

Sheltered bay & no tide restriction
Terminal Draft of 15-19 meters
12.6 km of Access channel for two-way traffic
Turning basin of 600m


The terminal operations are also backed by state-of-the-art information technology system with links to all port users. By synergizing all of the port’s operations and communication centers, the I.T. network system facilitates a free-flow of real-time information and provides near paperless transactions between shipping lines, forwarders, shipping agents and the port ensuring high productivity.

Smartrail System

Rubber tyred gantry yard cranes are retrofitted with SmartRail (advanced setellite-guided automatic steering and position determination system) virtually eliminating human error by using the Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) for pinpoint positioning accuracy to avoid misplaced containers and reduce waiting time for loading discharge.

Container Management System

Express and Sparcs from Navis, the core system in PTP is utilised for yard & vessel planning and for facilitating precise container movement.


Gate Control and Monitoring System (GCAMS)

PTP's GCAMS ensures smooth flow for all gate transactions and intergrates Customs Gate Control Systems with PTP's Container Management Systems to maximize efficiency.


Port Radar Systems

Port Radar Systems ensure safe and efficient management of all vessel traffic movement at PTP while enhancing effectiveness during emergency situations.

Vessel Clearance Systems (VCS)

The VCS allows paperless declarations to various governmental agencies and online approval processes.

Safety and Security

PTP's Vessel Tracking System known as RADARS (Radar Information Processing and Display) provides vital information such as the status of every container in the port at any given time to the Marine Department for smooth traffic flow and added safety.

Port Police

Security that meets nothing short of International Security Standards has always been the main aim here at PTP. The host of security features provided includes, amongst others :