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Northports awards $38m wharf upgrade contract

Northports awards $38m wharf upgrade contract
A MYR143.1m ($37.6m) design and build contract has been awarded to Malaysia's Muhibbah Engineering for the upgrading of Northport's Wharf 8 and Container Terminal Four (CT4), the company said in a stock market announcement.

Northports unit NCB said in the announcement that the upgrading of Wharf 8 will enable the smaller of Port Klang's terminal operators to handle the Triple E-Class container vessels and ultimately boost connectivity on the key Asia-Europe trade as well to the US, China and Japan.

The contract also include dredging works worth MYR4.3m.

The two-year contract is due to start on 22 July this year.