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Lumut planning to build new port to boost capacity to 7m tonnes

Lumut planning to build new port to boost capacity to 7m tonnes
The Lumut Maritime Terminal (LMT), which is owned by Perak Corp and Malaysian utility provider Tenaga Nasional, plans to build a new port on the shores of Sungai Dinding near Sitiawan, ceo Mubarak Ali Gulam Rasul was reported by local media as saying.

He said LMT was still conducting feasibility studies to determine if the port could be built on a 46ha site. “Facilities at the port will include a vessel pier, mechanical cargo handling at the berth barge and larger storage area.

“With another port, we can handle 7m tonnes of cargo compared with 3m tonnes handled now and we can also separate clean cargo such as limestone, fertilisers, sugar, wheat and other grains,” he said.

On the development of the Lumut Port in Kampung Acheh into a modern port, Mubarak Ali said expansion plans, at a cost of MYR300m ($73.6m), was now underway including the construction of a new berth barge.