Penang Port Commission (PPC) Chairman Datuk Tan Teik Cheng made a working visit to North Butterworth Container Terminal (NBCT) on 13th January 2021 in accordance with the implementation of Movement Control Order (MCO) in Penang from 13th January to 26th January 2021. The working visit was to ensure a smooth cargo release at NBCT and at the same time to assure the delivery of essential products to consumers is not affected especially during the Chinese New Year.
He stressed that PPC and Penang Port Sdn. Bhd. (PPSB) will always cooperate with various government agencies such as Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services (Maqis) and Royal Malaysian Customs Department so that the cargo clearance process at NBCT, will adhere to the SOPs and rules.
Datuk Tan also hoped that all parties are able to give full support and comply to the SOPs during the MCO period of 14 days as well as to set aside political differences during the trying period of pandemic Covid-19 for the people well-being.
To assure that the industry is not affected during MCO, YB Minister of Transport has instructed that all cargo release of essential and non-essential products at Penang Port are to be carry out simultaneously. For the record, Transport Minister has approved four phases of cargo release in major Malaysian ports during the MCO period from 18th March to 8th May 2020 for non-essential products.