Johor Port Berhad is the port authority responsible for developing and maintaining port business and providing quality customer service. They strive to provide timely, efficient, and reliable service to their customers, give their employees a challenging and rewarding work environment, maintain a safe and clean environment, and operate successfully to ensure equitable returns to their shareholders.
Since Johor Port began in 1977, it has been a significant contributor to the growth in international trade for the country of Malaysia. Offering top-notch facilities and outstanding service, Johor Port attracts some of the area’s biggest shipping lines. While cargo throughput has steadily increased since 1977, vessel traffic through Johor Port reduced when shipping lines began to consolidate their loads on larger vessels. In 2004, 6526 vessels called at Johor Port, while 6877 had called at port in 2003.
Johor Port’s Container Terminal constantly improves its services, setting new productivity standards, and increasing customer options. In 2004, Johor Port handled 805.7 thousand TEUs of containerized cargo. The container terminal has 5500 ground slips and capacity to handle 1.2 million TEUs of containerized cargo per year. The terminal includes more than 70 thousand square meters of warehouse space for containers. The Container Terminal Wharf contains three berths of 253 meters each with alongside depth of 13.5 meters that can accommodate vessels to 104 thousand DWT.
Johor Port has handled liquid bulk cargoes since it began operating. Johor Port offers a network of pipes that move liquid bulk cargoes directly to tank farms for efficient and timely transfer rates. Johor Port has facilities for both edible and non-edible liquids.
Edible liquids, mainly soya bean oil and palm oil, are exported at a dedicated twin-berth jetty in Johor Port with total berthing length of 657 meters and alongside depth of 11 meters (for the outer berths) and 10 meters (for the inner berths). Johor Port has the world’s largest palm oil storage facility in its Free Trade Zone. The jetties can handle four vessels at one time with loading capacity of one thousand tons per hour. The tank farm can store 402.5 thousand tons. Berths 5 and 6 can accommodate vessels to 30 or 40 thousand DWT, while Berths 7 and 8 handle vessels to two thousand DWT.
Non-edible liquids through Johor Port are primarily petroleum products. The chemical and petroleum terminal has state-of-the-art facilities for hazardous cargoes. The terminal has a total of 1133 meters in five berths ranging from 9 to 13.5 meters in depth. Berth 2 can accommodate vessels to 90 thousand DWT, while Berth 4 handles vessels to five thousand DWT. The tank farms offer storage capacity for 517 thousand tons of non-edible liquid cargoes, and the loading arms connected to seven dedicated pipelines can transport cargoes at almost 2000 tons per hour.
Johor Port’s JPB Bulk and Break Bulk Terminal has four berths totaling 537 meters for breakbulk cargoes. Two of the berths total 171 meters with alongside depth of 6.5 meters, and they can accommodate vessels of five thousand (Berth 9) and 20 thousand (Berth 10) DWT. Two of the Berths are 183 meters long each with alongside depth of 12.5 meters, and they can handle vessels to 30 thousand (Berth 11) and 65 thousand (Berth 12) DWT. Three dry bulk berths total 623 meters in length with alongside depth of 13.5 meters, and each can accommodate vessels to 60 thousand DWT.
Johor Port also has six multi-purpose berths totaling 1130 meters in length with alongside depths from 11 to 13.8 meters. Accommodating vessels to 60 thousand DWT, Berths 7, 8, 9, and 10 are each 195 meters long with alongside depth of 13.8 meters. Berths 11S and 11N are 230 meters and 120 meters long, respectively, and each has alongside depth of 11 meters and can accommodate vessels to 10 thousand DWT.
Johor Port contains 12 warehouses (including one transit shed) covering almost 111 thousand square meters to handle and store dry bulk and breakbulk cargoes. Johor Port also has eight open-sided storage sheds with a total of 54 thousand square meters and open yards of 65.6 thousand square meters to handle and store those cargoes. Johor Port contains 102.7 thousand square meters of warehouses to handle and store containerized cargoes.
In 1993, the Ferry Terminal Service began operating at Johor Port, moving passengers and cargo between the Tg Belungkor Terminal and the Changi Terminal in Singapore. Operated by Syarikat Ferrylink Sdn Bhd, the ferry can carry 450 passengers and 70 vehicles. In 2002, Asia’s biggest cruise ship company, StarCruise Sdn Bhd, took over the service, making the terminal the homeport for many of its cruise ships.
In 2004, the Ferry Terminal received the International Award for Tourist Hotel and Catering Industry in Madrid. The Johor Port Ferry Terminal also received the 2005 Century International Era Award from Business Initiative Directions in Geneva. The Tg Belungkor Ferry Terminal is fully-equipped with facilities and amenities to support business and pleasure travel. In 2004, passenger traffic through the Johor Port reached an all-time high of 111.3 thousand people.