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About Us - Milestone

Northport is a century year old port. We are a port of history, being one of the pioneers in the maritime trade of our beloved country. Northport's transformation has reached many milestones in port evolution and today, we are still one of the major key players in the industry.


● 19 February 2019

Northport, Sojitz and NL Cold Chain signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish the Malaysia-Japan Halal Value Chain initiative

● 6 March 2019

Northport signed a strategic collaboration agreement with PROTON.

● 4 April 2019

Northport is the first port in Malaysia to be awarded with ISO 4500:2018 - ISO standard for the management system of Occupational Safety and Health.

● 1 May 2019

Northport is the first port in Malaysia to use an integrated drone-closed circuit surveillance system to enhance the safety and security of the port.


● 6 March 2018

Northport signs a privatisation agreement for operations of Northport and Southpoint for 30-year extension.

● 12 April 2018

Northport signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cenergi Sea Sdn Bhd (Cenergi),Bioenergy Machinery Sdn Bhd (Bioenergy Machinery) and Environmental Preservation and Innovation Centre Sdn Bhd (EPIC) to establish a centralised biomass processing hub in Southpoint.


● 14 May 2017

Northport and Weifang Port signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) during a One Belt One Road Forum in Beijing, China, witnessed by Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak.


● 6 Jan 2016

MMC Corporation Bhd complete takeover NCB Holdings Bhd


● 24 February 2014

The Official Launch of Northport Wharf 8A by the Deputy Minister of Transport, Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi.

● 16 December 2014     

Northport and Ministry of Human Resource launched the Northport International Centre of Excellence (NICE). The event was inaugurated by the Honourable Minister of Human Resource, Dato' Sri Richard Riot Anak Jaem.


● 18 November 2013

The Official Launch of Northport’s New Quay Cranes by the Acting Transport Minister,

Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.


● 19 July 2012

The handing over of 61 units of Kalmar prime movers to Northport.


● 25 July 2011

Northport received M.V. Dorian Schulte, on its maiden call to Port Klang.


● 21 March 2007

Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak officiating Northport’s 21 years privatization Anniversary Gala Dinner.


● 14 January 2006

M.V. Kyoto Express made a maiden call to Northport.


● 29 April 2005

Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi officiated the launching of Container Terminal 3.


● 18 May 2004

A ceremony to mark the maiden call of MV KMTC Port Kelang which was graced by the Minister of Transport,YB Dato’ Sri Chan Kong Choy.

● 15 June 2004

Chairman of NCB Holdings Bhd, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Ahmad Sarji launch the Free Commercial Zone status for Southpoint.


● 27 June 2003

Northport received the maiden call of the world's largest container vessel. The 323-metre-long vessel carrying capacity of 8,063 TEUs made Northport the first port in the country to handle an 8,000 TEUs class vessel.


● 20 August 2002

Deputy Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi officiated the launching of the Container Terminal 3 project and the commissioning of two Super Post Panamax cranes.



● 12 February 2001

Northport launched its new Container Tracking WAP Service called ‘Northport Active Access’, a facility that enables clients to track their containers through e-mails and short message services.

● 27 July 2001

Klang Container Terminal (KCT) changed its name to Northport (Malaysia) Bhd to reflect new corporate identity.

● 1 November 2001

Klang Container Terminal (KCT) and Klang Port Management (KPM) were successfully merged under the Northport brand name and embarked on an intensive branding exercise to create brand identity.


● September 2000

A restructuring exercise was undertaken to consolidate the port and logistics business by PNB resulting in the birth of NCB Holdings Bhd which owns 100% of KCT and 100% of Kontena Nasional.


● October 1998

Merger between Klang Container Terminal (KCT) and Klang Port Management (KPM) entered into an operational collaboration under the NORTHPORT banner with the launch of the new logo to symbolize the alliance


● December 1992

Klang Port Management (KPM) took over the rest of the port services from Port Klang Authority (PKA) under the second phase of the privatization programme.


● 17 March 1986

PKA's container terminal became the first major port facility to be privatized. The new operator of the terminal was Klang Container Terminal (KCT), a private company with equity held by the PKA (49%)  and Konnas Terminal Klang (51%).



● November 1980

Work began on phase two of the Second North Port Extension project involving the construction of three more break-bulk cargo wharves (No. 19 - 21) at the cost of RM55 million. Construction was completed in 1983.

1972 - 1974

● November 1972

Prime Minister, Tun Abdul Razak declared the container terminal open.

● August 1973

MV Tokyo Bay made a history as the first full container vessel docked at Port Klang.

● May 1974

The Second North Port Extension project, which involved the construction of six more wharves for break bulk cargo and a dry bulk cargo terminal began.


● PKA commenced commercial operations with the completion of four new wharves.

PKA took over all cargo handling services, previously provided by three private labour contractors.


● 1 July 1963

The management of the port passed from the Malayan Railway to the newly established Port Swettenham Authority, which subsequently was changed to Port Klang Authority (PKA).


● The port's throughput touched the one million tonne mark for the first time in its history


● Trade began to pick up again after the slump during World War 1.

During this year, the recorded tonnage became the second highest before World War II.


● Trade grew rapidly, and two ocean wharves were made to meet increasing demand for more facilities.


● 15 September 1901

Official opening of Port Swettenham (named after a High Commissioner for the Malay State). Its development was accelerated further with the extension of a railway line from Kuala Lumpur to the new port. In the same year, the port facilities were handed over to the Ways and Works Department of the Malayan Railway Administration (MRA).