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World Ports: Port Klang, Malaysia

Our World Ports information series now moves northwest from Singapore, up the Strait of Malacca, to Port Klang - the main gateway by sea into Malaysia and the largest port in the country.

Port Klang is located about 6 kilometres (3.7 miles) southwest of the town of Klang, and 38 kilometres (24 miles) southwest of Malaysia's capital city, Kuala Lumpur. It is currently ranked the 12th busiest container port in the world.

Situated on the west coast of the Malaysian Peninsula, towards the northern end of the Strait of Malacca, the port is well-sheltered by surrounding islands and forms a natural enclosure. Port Klang is served by two major gateways called Northport (including Southpoint) and Westport. There are 19 berths in Northport, 8 in Southpoint and 22 in Westport.

The Strait of Malacca is a narrow, 890 kilometre (550 mile) stretch of water between the Malay Peninsula and the Indonesian island of Sumatra. As the main shipping channel between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, it is one of the most important shipping lanes in the world. It is named after the Malacca Sultanate that ruled over the archipelago between 1400 and 1511.

Port Data:

Name: Port Klang


Type: Seaport

Country: Malaysia

Time Zone: GMT+8

Port Position: 3°0'0" N 101°24'0" E

Nearest Airport: Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)

Global Container Port Ranking 2020: 12th

Container Volume 2020: 13.24 Million TEUs

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