Penang Port Commission (PPC)

Also known as the Suruhanjaya Pelabuhan Pulau Pinang in Malay term. Established on January 1, 1956 under the Penang Port Commission Act 1955. PPC is a statutory body under the purview of the Ministry of Transport and is responsible for the administration of Penang Port. Responsibilities of PPC include providing and maintaining port and ferry service in Penang Port as well as upgrading the development and the use of the port. Penang Port is an international port strategically located in the Straits of Malacca on the North West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It offers a variety of facilities and modern equipment to handle containers, liquid bulk cargo, dry bulk cargo and general cargoes. The operations of the port and ferry services at Penang Port has been privatized to Penang Port Sdn Bhd (PPSB) in January 1, 1994. PPC continues to exist as a Port Authority, Regulatory Authority, a Port Resource Centre for the northern region and as the Administrator of the Free Commercial Zone (FCZ).
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Guide ID: 2154 - Last Updated: August 16, 2013