Port Klang Authority
Malaysia's Principal Port
Port Klang is situated on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, about 40 km from the capital city, Kuala Lumpur. Its proximity to the greater Klang Valley - the commercial and industrial hub of the country as well as the country's most populous region ensures that the port plays a pivotal role in the economic development of the country. Based on a Government directive in 1993, Port Klang is currently being developed as the National Load Centre and eventually a hub for the region.
With a number of load centring and hubbing strategies pursued since 1993, the facilities and services in Port Klang are now synonymous to those of World class ports. The port has trade connections with over 120 countries and dealings with more than 500 ports around the world. Its ideal geographical location makes it the first port of call for ships on the eastbound leg and the last port of call on the westbound leg of the Far East-Europe trade route.
Port Klang Authority (PKA)
The Port Klang Authority (PKA) is a statutory corporation established on 1st July 1963, to take over the administration of Port Klang from the Malayan Railway Administration.
In tandem with the Government policy to infuse private sector management and discipline in various Government owned/controlled undertakings in the country, the first privatisation of major port facility took place in Port Klang. In 1986 the container terminal facilities operated by Port Klang Authority was privatised to Klang Container Terminal Berhad. The Authority maintains a 20% equity in the new company. Subsequent to this exercise, the remaining operational facilities and services of the port were privatised to Klang Port Management Sdn Bhd in 1992.The new port facilities developed in the island of Pulau Lumut were privatised to Kelang Multi Terminal Sdn Bhd in 1994. They were also given the option to develop the remaining port facilities planned under the Port Master Plan 1990 - 2010.With the divestment of the operational facilities and services of the port to three distinct entities under three separate privatisation exercises, the Authority has taken on an enhanced role of a trade facilitator, regulator and landlord. The core functions of the Authority under the reshaped role are as follows:-
•Port Planning and Development
•Regulatory oversight of privatised facilities and services.
•Free Zone Authority
•Port planning and development
•Regulatory oversight of privatised facilities