Johor Port Berhad, a member of MMC Group, has signed a marine services agreement with PETRONAS LNG Ltd (PLL).
This agreement is aimed at providing marine services and an attractive tariff for gas carriers that receive gassing up and cooling down (GUCD) services at PLL’s regasification terminal Pengerang (RGTP).
The GUCD is a specialist service to bring the LNGCs on board storage tanks to a natural environment and cooling it down to cryogenic temperature (-160 deg C).
This is a requirement for LNGCs to ensure safe loading of the next LNG cargo.
This move is hoped to encourage more vessel operators and owners to use the service at Pengerang terminal, taking advantage of its strategic location and close proximity to shipyards in Malaysia and Singapore.
Johor Port currently provides a range of marine services for all types of vessels, including tugs and pilotage, berthing and unberthing, shifting, and others.
“Johor Port has well-trained and experienced pilots to handle all types of vessels, and well equipped with supporting resources like tug boats, mooring boats and mooring gangs that are at par with other developed ports in the region,” claimed Shahrull Allam Shah Abdul Halim, Johor Port CEO.