Posted on November 17, 2015
By R Kamalavacini, Malaysian Reserve
Port Klang, the world’s 12th-busiest port, is likely to face congestion and possible disruption in its operations due to unequal dredging level of its Southern Channel and Northern Channel.
Currently, bigger vessels are entering the port only through Pintu Gedung or the Southern Channel, which is about 18m in depth, while the shallow Pulau Angsa or Northern Channel, which is only 11.2m, is incapable of accommodating huge vessels.
“If any tragedy or major collision occurred on the Southern Channel, it would definitely ‘collapse’ the Port Klang port operations. Therefore, it is critical that both channels must be dredged by the government to avoid any future tragedies,” an industry observer told The Malaysian Reserve.
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