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Klang Port (MYKLA)

Port Code MYKLA City Klang
Port Name KLANG Country/Region Malaysia
Category Port City Route SINGAPORE/MALAYSIA/VIETNAM/THAILAND
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Main Port

Introduction of Klang Port (MYKLA)

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Port Klang (Malay: Pelabuhan Klang), formerly known as "Port Swettenham" (English: Port Swettenham) during the British colonial period, was renamed Port Klang (Port Klang) in July 1972 , Is a port area in Malaysia, built at the mouth of the Klang River, located in the Klang District, Klang County, Selangor, about 6 kilometers southwest of Klang City in the same county. It is served by roads and railways with the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur Phase connection.

As an important container port in Klang County, Port Klang is not only Malaysia's largest cargo port, but also one of Malaysia's "sea gateways" on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia and the Strait of Malacca.

In 1882, the British Selangor government started to build a railway in central and western Malaya to promote the development of Port Klang in order to transport tin rice. Between the First World War and the Second World War, due to the needs of the international situation, Port Klang continued to develop. In the 1960s and 1970s, Port Klang deepened the water depth and berths, and built wharves for handling containers and traditional cargo.

Port Klang is the world's 13th busiest transshipment port (2004), the 12th busiest container port (2012), and the 17th largest port in terms of cargo throughput (2012).

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Summary of MYKLA

Klang Port (port code: MYKLA) is the largest port in Malaysia. It is situated on the west coast of the Malaysian Peninsula, due west of Kuala Lumpur at the north end of the Strait of Malacca, about six kilometers southwest of the city of Klang.
The port is served by two major gateways called North Port (including South Point) and Westport, which is able to handle 130.5 million tons and 8.4 million TEUs of cargo. There are 18 berths in North Port, 8 in South Point and 22 in Westport.
The port has four container terminals with capacity to handle 8.4 million TEUs per year. The dry bulk terminal in the port’s Northport covers 13.2 hectares and the port’s Westports has two terminals devoted to dry bulk cargoes.
The port contains a total of 219.3 thousand square meters (almost 2.4 million square feet) of conventional storage space. This includes 106.2 thousand square meters (26.2 acres) of open yards, 60.5 thousand square meters (14.9 acres) of Port Klang warehouses, 49.6 thousand square meters (12.2 acres) of covered storage, and almost three thousand square meters (32 thousand square feet) of transit sheds.
The port handles approximately 171 million tons of cargo and 8.87 million TEUs annually. The main imports entering this port include steel (coils, plates, beams, wire rods, billets), iron, fruit, grain and machinery. The principal exports leaving this port are timber, palm oils, manufactured goods (in containers), automobiles and rubber.
Each year about 17,900 vessels and 771,000 passengers visit this port. The types of vessels regularly calling at this port are cargo vessels, accounting for about 70%; tankers, taking up around 15%; and dredging vessels, taking a proportion of 11%. The maximum length of the vessels recorded to having entered this port is 398 meters. The maximum draught is 15.9 meters. The maximum deadweight is 221,251t.

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