Northport, Shin Yang and Harbour-Link sign strategic alliance MOU

Northport, Shin Yang and Harbour-Link sign strategic alliance MOU

By In News On September 8, 2017


Captain Ting Hien Liong, CEO of Shin Yang Shipping Sdn Bhd, Dato’ Sri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh, Group Managing Director of MMC Corporation Berhad, Dato’ Azman Shah Mohd Yusof, CEO of Northport (Malaysia) Bhd, Mr. Ian James, Group Chief Executive Officer of MMC Port Holdings Sdn. Bhd and Mr. Francis Yong Piaw-Soon, Group Managing Director of Harbour-Link Group Berhad at a ceremony held in Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur – Northport (Malaysia) Bhd (Northport), Shin Yang Shipping Sdn Bhd and Harbour-Link Group Berhad, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a strategic alliance called The East Malaysia Network or TEAM Network.
The MoU between the port and the shipping lines is aimed at achieving economies of scale through sharing of resources such as vessels, terminals arrangements and networks.

The MoU was signed by Dato’ Azman Shah Mohd Yusof, Chief Executive Officer of Northport, Captain Ting Hien Liong, Chief Executive Officer of Shin Yang and Mr. Francis Yong Piaw-Soon, Group Managing Director of Harbour-Link, witnessed by Dato’ Sri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh, Group Managing Director of MMC Corporation Berhad and Mr. Ian James, Group Chief Executive Officer, MMC Port Holdings Sdn. Bhd. (MMC Ports).

The MoU is expected to increase shipping service frequency through schedule alignment between Shin Yang and Harbour-Link. With the consolidation of vessel capacity between the two lines, the pact will create greater economies of scale with the optimised deployment of vessels and a wider port coverage. This arrangement will result in a reduction of operating expenses as well as optimisation of capital expenditures for both shipping lines.

Under the agreement, Northport is expected to provide an efficient and effective port service as well as high terminal productivity.

“The strengths of Northport, Shin Yang and Harbour-Link will be consolidated to jointly and effectively manage the shipping industry demands through strategic planning of our resources,” said Dato’ Azman.

Northport is a subsidiary of MMC Ports which is involved in managing, developing and operating container ports and terminals in Malaysia. MMC Ports is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MMC Corporation Berhad, a conglomerate involved in ports and logistics; energy and utilities; and engineering and construction. MMC also owns Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd, Johor Port Berhad and Penang Port Sdn Bhd. Internationally, MMC Ports has an associate stake in Red Sea Gateway Terminal Company Limited, a container port terminal within the Jeddah Islamic Port, Saudi Arabia.

Shin Yang Shipping is part of Shin Yang Group, a conglomerate based in Miri, Sarawak. The company is involved in domestic and international shipping, ship building, timber, property development, port to door logistics, haulage, warehouse, container depot, hotel, marine engineering, civil engineering and plantation.

Harbour-Link Group is a Bintulu, Sarawak based conglomerate involved in integrated logistics, shipping and marine, engineering and construction, heavy lifting and haulage, and property development.

“Under the TEAM Network strategic alliance, Northport is expected to provide an efficient and effective port service to the shipping lines. The alliance is expected to benefit significantly from the synergies derived from within the MMC Ports’ group through its integrated logistics value proposition” added Dato’ Azman.

News Source: https://www.ajot.com/news/northport-shin-yang-and-harbour-link-sign-strategic-alliance-mou


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