Visit to the Port of Tanjung Pelepas, Johor, Malaysia


Representatives from the Ministry of Transport (MOT) Malaysia, Malaysia Marine Department (MMD) and the Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA) conducted an official visit to the Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP), Johor.


This was part of a larger initiative at the national level towards assessing efforts on the ground to address maritime decarbonisation, in line with national undertakings as a member of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) engagements under the GreenVoyage2050 (GV2050) project, and the Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) – Asia Maritime Transport Emissions (or known also as the Blue Solutions) project. MIMA was represented by Research Fellow and Head of the Centre for Straits of Malacca (SOM), Ms Cheryl Rita and Researcher, Mr Aslam Adenan.


Group shot of the representatives from MOT, MMD, MIMA, and PTP during the visit.

The visit provided an opportunity to see first-hand examples of the port’s transition towards becoming a “green” port, and the critical role it played towards realising IMO’s aspirations, as well as the national endeavours towards transforming the shipping and ports sector towards a lower carbon future. 


During the briefing by Mr Khairul Amalin Abd Rahman, Head of Health, Safety, Security and Environment at the Wisma PTP, Johor.


Visit to the Vessel Traffic Management System (VTMS) at PTP.



During the terminal tour at PTP.

The overall aim of the engagement was to identify and develop national demonstration pilot case with a potential focus on ships and port operations, which is to be designed in a way that they could be monitored, scaled up, and replicated at the national platform and benchmarked at regional/international levels.


MIMA, in close cooperation with MOT and MMD, will continue to conduct stakeholders’ consultation and engagements in line with national, regional, and international aspirations to address maritime decarbonisation in Malaysia.


For more information on the IMO efforts on the area, please visit:  


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