Malaysia has emerged as a highly competitive economy in Southeast Asia due to its strategic location where international and regional maritime trade routes converge through the Strait of Malacca. The country’s extensive coastline, stretching over 4,500 km, has facilitated the establishment of a major port facility, positioning Malaysia as a crucial transshipment hub and a preferred gateway to the Southeast Asian market. With affordable land, ongoing infrastructure and technological advancements, and a consistently growing economy, Malaysia has the potential to handle a significant portion of Asia’s maritime cargo traffic in the coming years.

Port Kelang, as Malaysia’s premier port, plays a vital role in the nation’s economic landscape. It handles around 38% of the country’s international maritime trade, with 14 million TEUs managed in 2023, ranking it as the 13th busiest container terminal globally. Additionally, Penang Port dealt with 32 million tons of cargoes in 2023 and has witnessed increased popularity as a cruise destination. The port features 5 container terminals, 10 container berths covering a distance of over 1,600 meters, and expansive storage facilities exceeding 200,000 square meters.

With over 15 years of operational experience, Century has established a strong presence in Malaysia. Our specialized warehouses located in Penang and Kelang offer comprehensive services, including import/export, value-added services, domestic distribution, customs clearance, local trucking, and bonded/non-bonded warehouse capabilities.

Want to discover the highly developed logistical capabilities of Malaysia and how Century’s extensive local network can keep your supply chain a step ahead of the competition? Download your copy of the Malaysia Country Spotlight!

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