Penang (MYPEN)

Port Code MYPEN City George Town
Port Name Penang Country/Region Malaysia
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Main Port

Introduction of Penang (MYPEN)



Penang Port is located at the northeast corner of Pinang Island on the western coast of the Malay Peninsula in Malaysia, close to the entrance to the northeast side of the Strait of Malacca. Also known as George Town, it is Malaysia's second largest port and a well-known entrepot trade port. It is the main material distribution center in northern West Malaysia. The industry ranks first in northern West Malaysia. The main industries include shipbuilding, machinery, tin smelting, construction, rubber, printing and electronics. Agricultural, forestry, and mineral products from neighboring areas such as the northern part of the Malay Peninsula, southwestern Thailand, and northern Sumatra, Indonesia, are mostly processed or re-exported. The Penang Bridge is connected between Penang Island and the Samu Kong area on the east coast, with a length of 13.5km. At present, Penang has developed into one of the major industrial and commercial cities in the country.

Port facilities

  • Latitude and longitude: 05 degrees 25 minutes N, 100 degrees 21 minutes E
  • Route: Southeast Asia
  • The port has a tropical rainforest climate with an average annual temperature of 28-30°C. The rainfall is abundant, and there are frequent torrential rains, with an average annual rainfall of about 2500mm. It is a half-day tide port with an average tidal range of 1.3m.
  • The port has two port areas: the George Port area of ​​Penang Island and the North Sea Port area of ​​the mainland. There are 8 main berths in the port area, the coastline is 1411m, and the maximum water depth is 12.8m. The loading and unloading equipment includes various gantry cranes, portable cranes, electric cranes, straddle carriers, forklifts, tractors, tugs and ro-ro facilities, among which the maximum lifting capacity of the gantry crane is 35 tons and the maximum power of the tug is 1471kW . The port can dock 15 10,000-ton ships at the same time for barge loading and unloading operations. The container yard can store 1080 OTEU. The terminal is the largest and reliable oil tanker of 30,000 dwt. The water depth of the large ship anchorage reaches 16m. In 1994, Falcon's container throughput reached 400,000 TEU, an increase of 17% over 1993. The main export goods are tin, rubber, coconut, fruits, vegetables and aquatic products, and the main imported goods are food, machinery, transportation equipment and metal products.

Penang Introduction

  • Penang is also known as "Penang", one of the thirteen federal states of Malaysia, located in the northwestern part of West Malaysia. The entire Penang located in the Strait of Malacca is divided into two parts by the Strait of Penang: Penang Island and Perai Province. Perak is adjacent to Kedah in the east and north, and Perak in the south; Penang is opposite the Indonesian island of Sumatra across the Strait of Malacca in the west. Everbright is a famous landmark in Penang. George Town is an important port in Penang, Malaysia, and the third largest city in the country after the capital Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru.
  • Penang was developed by the British colonial government as the earliest commercial center in the Far East in 1786. At that time, a large number of laborers were imported from abroad, and their culture and traditions were also brought in, creating Penang's existing unique scenery, relics and native land. Amorous. Today Penang is already a bustling metropolis reflecting the unique feelings of the East and the West. It is also known as the "Emerald of the Indian Ocean".
  • The complete preservation of the historical sites enabled Georgetown, the capital of Penang, to be honored as a World Cultural Heritage City by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on July 7, 2008.
  • Penang is not only known for its multicultural and harmonious development, but also known as an "electronic manufacturing base" worldwide. The economy of Penang is a mixed economy of trade, industry, tourism and agriculture.
  • Penang provides a more comprehensive range of tourism. In addition to heritage tours, exploring food and beaches, there are also eco-tourism, exhibitions and conferences, shopping, and medical tourism.

Geographic location

  • Latitude and longitude: N 5°24', E 100°14'.
  • Penang: refers to the island itself, known as the "Oriental Garden", one of the tourist attractions in Malaysia.
  • The scope of Penang includes: Penang Island: Located in the Strait of Malacca It is administratively divided into two local governments: Northeast County and Southwest County. Perai: The place name is translated from the old English name Province Wellesley, but after independence, the official name has been changed to Seberang Perai, which is located on the west coast of the Malay Peninsula facing Penang Island. , Administratively divided into three places, namely Weibei, Weizhong and Weinan. The capital, George Town, lies to the northeast of Penang Island and is an ancient historical and cultural city. The coast is a long and narrow plain, the inland is mountainous, and the islands off the coast include Mako Mountain.
  • George Town, the capital of Penang, has an area of ​​23 square kilometers and a population of about 248,000. It is located in the northeast of Penang Island, at the north mouth of the Strait of Malacca, and on the west bank of the Strait of Penang. 3.2 km from the mainland. The annual average temperature is 26.9℃, and the annual precipitation is 2434 mm. It was opened as a free port in 1786 as a berthing port on the India-China route. Later it developed into the capital and commercial center of the Straits Settlements. The industry ranks first in the northern region of West Malaysia, producing tin, rice, coconut oil, soap, rattan and bamboo utensils, and electronic instruments. In the 1980s, the east-west (Bahrain-Kota Bharu) highway that traverses the northern part of West Malaysia was opened to traffic, and the 8-km-long Penang Bridge connecting Penang and the mainland was built, which closed Penang and the west coast zone and expanded the hinterland. The Port of Penang accounts for 25% of the total throughput of all ports in the country, exporting rubber, palm oil, tin and wood, and importing fuel, sugar and fertilizer. Famous places include Longshantang Qiu's Ancestral Hall and Zhang Bishi Villa, Qiaosheng Museum, Butterfly Park, Snake Temple and Kek Lok Si. Malaysia Polytechnic University Raman UniversityBranch campus.
  • Penang is named after the betel palm tree on Penang Island and has many historical sites. Penang is also known as a food paradise.
  • Penang is 24 kilometers long from north to south and 15 kilometers wide from east to west. It covers an area of ​​285 square kilometers and has a population of about 1.5 million. The highest mountain on the island, Penang Mountain, is 830 meters above sea level. You can take a cable car to the top of the mountain. From the top of the mountain, you can enjoy the scenery of the whole island and the strait. The island has the Chinese-style Kek Lok Si, the Burmese-style Reclining Buddha Temple, Malaysia’s largest seaport city George Town, and the largest sea-crossing bridge in Southeast Asia and the third longest in the world.
  • Penang has always been known as the Pearl of the Orient, and it is one of the most picturesque and romantic cities in the Orient. It is located on the coast northwest of Malaysia Road. The name Penang is derived from the betel palm trees that were all over the island. Penang was developed by the British colonial government as the earliest commercial center of the Far East in 1786. Today Penang is already a bustling metropolis reflecting the unique feelings of the East and the West.
  • Penang State is made up of Penang Island and Peninsular Perai Province. The two parcels of land are connected to the left by the 13.5-kilometer Penang Bridge, which is also one of the longest bridges in Asia. In addition, there is also a ferry service to Perai.
  • George Town on Penang Island is the capital of the state. It is a city rich in history and tradition. Now it has been planned and developed into a modern city. Some areas of Penang still have very old and elegant footprints in the past, such as: narrow streets, tricycles, temples, and the hard work of the industry to carry goods. These seem to belong to the forgotten era.
  • Penang is also a shopping paradise for new and used goods, where travelers can buy cheap and good-quality goods. For example, all kinds of cameras, all kinds of electronic and electrical products, clothing, Bati fabrics, souvenirs, ancient cultural relics, toys and accessories, etc., are all available at very low prices.
  • Penang Island is also well-known in the region for its cuisine. The food types range from Nyonya cuisine to small stalls of oily rice, fried kway teow (hor fun) and Penang laksa. The flavor of the food is very different from that of other states. The difference.

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Summary of MYPEN

The Port of Penang (Port Code:MYPEN) is a deepwater seaport within the Malaysian state of Penang. The Port of Penang was the third busiest harbour in Malaysia in terms of cargo as of 2017, handling 1.52 million TEUs of cargo, as well as the busiest port-of-call within the country for cruise shipping. It consists of terminals along the Penang Strait, including five in Seberang Perai and one in George Town.
The Port of Penang consists of seven facilities along the Penang Strait. Six of these are located in Seberang Perai on the mainland, particularly the towns of Butterworth and Perai. Swettenham Pier is the Port's sole terminal on Penang Island. The five cargo and container terminals are situated in Butterworth and Perai, whereas Swettenham Pier is the sole passenger-only cruise terminal. The Port of Penang handled 1.52 million TEUs of container in 2016, making it the third largest Malaysian harbour by volume after Port Klang and Port of Tanjung Pelepas. Meanwhile, Swettenham Pier has emerged as the busiest harbour in the country for cruise shipping, overtaking Port Klang in 2017.