Congestion at ports will be reduced

PETALING JAYA: The special approval granted by the National Security Council (NSC) to allow all activities concerning the transportation of non-essential goods for export and import purposes at enhanced movement control order areas will immediately reduce congestions at certain ports.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong welcomed the NSC’s approval for a special permission to permit all handling, receiving, loading and unloading activities of imported non-essential goods and cargo for export and import purposes in EMCO areas.

According to Dr Wee, congestion at certain ports has reached as high as 80% of their respective capacities.

“Subsequently, loading and unloading activities are permitted to continue on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays according to existing NSC SOPs,” he said in a Facebook post on Wednesday (July 14).

Dr Wee said the Transport Ministry will continue monitoring the status of ports and airports to ensure that goods and cargos can continue to be transported safely under strict Covid-19 prevention procedures, as stipulated by the NSC.

“This is particularly important for high traffic areas such as in Port Klang to maintain efficient port operations and prevent cargo backlogs despite EMCO orders.

Source From: The Star