Govt sets up task force to ease container congestion at Port Klang

TheEdge Tue, Jan 05, 2021 04:01pm - 2 months ago


MELAKA (Jan 5): The government has set up a task force headed by the Port Klang Authority to address container congestion at its port, which has been occurring since the third quarter of last year, according to Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

He said test runs which had been conducted since last week revealed that the number of containers handled by the port authority had increased from 100 to 200.

He said the congestion could be due to the delay in processing caused by the implementation of the new norms following the Covid-19 outbreak.

“Some adjustments may need to be made by all parties, particularly involving coordination and I think the involvement of all parties can reduce the congestion," he told reporters after the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a training and driving test circuit in Ayer Molek here today.

He said the task force would involve all relevant agencies including the Customs Department.

The RM2.3 million training and driving test circuit will start construction this month and expected to complete October this year.






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