providing and maintaining ferry services in the port;
providing pilotage services within the limits of the port and the approaches to the port;
coordinating the activities of the port;
promoting the improvement and development of the port.
Port of Penang is an international port strategically located along Penang Strait on the northern Peninsular Malaysia. It consists of five (5) terminals namely:
North Butterworth Container Terminal
Butterworth Deep Water Wharves
Vegetable Oil Tanker Pier
Prai Bulk Cargo Terminal
All the terminals offer a variety of facilities and modern equipment to handle containers, liquid-bulk cargoes, dry-bulk cargoes and general cargoes with the exception of Swettenham Pier.
Swettenham Pier was redeveloped into a cruise shipping terminal with the completion of the Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal in November 2009. It is currently the busiest harbour in Malaysia for cruise shipping.
The operations of the port and ferry services at Penang Port has been privatized to Penang Port Sdn Bhd (PPSB) on January 1, 1994. Penang Port Commission 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).
Screenshot of Penang Port Commission (PPC) official website
The official website of the Penang Port Commission (PPC) features:
Facilities and Services:
Penang Port Terminals and Wharves, Free Commercial Zone, Tanjung City Marina, Ferry Services, Ancillary Services, Penang Port's Crafts, Bunkering
Annual Cargo Traffic, Total Container Traffic, Cargo Types, Ferry Services Statistics, Total Import and Export Cargo, Total Cargo Handled
Scale of Rates, Dues and Charges, Charges Payable by Vessels, Charges Payable by Consignee or Consignor, Charges for Usage of Marina
FCZ Online, POLARIS System, PAN System, Dangerous Goods
Tender and Quotation, Port Installation, Strategic Plan, Brochure
Penang Port Commission
Level 2, Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal
No. 1A, King Edward Place
10300 George Town