Situated about 25 km north easterly of Kuantan city and facing the South China Sea, Kuantan Port is a multipurpose port in the East Coast Region of Peninsular Malaysia.
Previously run by the Kuantan Port Authority, it has been privatised since 1998 and is currently operated by Kuantan Port Consortium Sdn Bhd. The present port has a capacity to handle ships up to 40,000 DWT.
The Port Authority in collaboration with the Malaysian Government has embarked on a port expansion project to cater for bigger ships up to 200,000 DWT Bulk carrier or 18,000 TEU’s Container Ship. The development includes dredging of the harbour basin and navigational channel, reclamation works, construction of new berths and cargo storage yards as well as provision of infrastructure facilities and utilities associated with port operations.
The New Deep Water Terminal (NDWT) project will be completed in two phases. Phase IA consists of building a 16 meters deep basin, a 400 meters berth, and a 20 hectares cargo yard adjacent to it. Phase 1B involves the construction of a 16 meters deep basin with a 600 metres berth and a 25 hectares dry bulk yard.
With the completion of Phase I of the NWDT recently, Kuantan Port is able to handle ships up to 150,000 DWT. The development of Phase 2 includes 1km berth extension, 18 meters of water depth and a 47 hectares container terminal to be based on capacity requirements and future demand.
In the framework of the expansion of Kuantan Port carried out in 2018, MEDITERRANEO SEÑALES MARITIMAS S.L. (MSM) has been awarded with the Procurement, Installation and Commissioning of Aids to Navigation for the new deep water channel in collaboration with our Agent for Malaysia, HJS Maritime Sdn Bhd.
MSM, a company that strictly complies with current IALA-AISM Recommendations, has supplied a complete set of the required Aids to Navigation equipped with AIS Type 3 Transponders.
The Aids to Navigation supplied have included MCL250-PS Marine Compact LED Lanterns for two Buoys, MBL150 LED Omnidirectional Medium Range Marine Lanterns for all the seven light beacons, an MEL500L High-resolution LED Sector Light, an RBM-3 Radar Beacon (Racon), MTU AIS-3 AIS AtoN Transponders (type 3), photovoltaic modules and spare parts.
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