AS the holding company of one of the largest groups providing services in
the transport and logistics sector, listed NCB Holdings Bhd (NCB) plays a
major role in ensuring the efficiency of the movement of cargo in the
country through its two wholly owned subsidiaries.
The NCB group is engaged in two flagship activities – the running of
port operations and supporting distripark services provided through
Northport (Malaysia) Bhd (Northport) and the provision of container
haulage and related logistics services undertaken through Kontena Nasional
Northport is the longest-established private operator of a commercial
port. It is the single largest port operating company in the country that
offers the full range of port services associated with both containerised
and non-containerised cargo.
It is also the largest gateway port for the nation’s sea-borne trade,
with a market share of more than 52% of the combined import and export
volume of the country’s trade in containerised form.
Northport offers the market modern facilities dedicated to servicing
containerised trade as well as multipurpose facilities to service non-
Northport is well-positioned within the service network of the world’s
leading shipping companies. Through more than 60 container shipping
services operated by leading global shipping lines, Northport offers
excellent connectivity that puts Malaysian exports and imports in the
mainstream trading markets of the world.
There are three dedicated container terminals – CT1, CT2 and CT3, each
fully equipped with state-of-the-art handling equipment and facilities and
together they are capable of handling more than 4.0 million TEUs per
annum. The combined facilities offer a total quayline stretching three
Container Terminal 3, which was completed in March 2005, is the show-
piece of Northport as it is the latest addition aimed at specifically
meeting the growing demand for capacity to accommodate mega-sized ships of
8,500-TEUs and above.
NCB also fully owns the country’s largest and longest-established
container haulage company, Kontena Nasional Bhd.
The subsidiary offers container haulage services as well as the
associated warehouses and inland cargo clearance centres which together
provide the platform for integrated logistics services it is offering to
the market. It is now rapidly positioning itself up the value chain in
response to the more demanding business needs of customers.
As the parent organisation, NCB plays a pro-active role as a macro and
synergistic manager of its portfolio of business undertakings. Its role is
related to the effective management of strategic actions of investment
companies and exerting strong leadership influence to ensure successful
operations of the investee companies.
With the size of the country’s trade expected to double in the next five
years in value terms from the present level of RM800 billion, the
challenges and opportunities for the NCB Group of Companies can only
This positive outlook will also place upon the group the responsibility
to measure up to the role of the nation’s trade gateway as well as the
organisation that is offering its ports and logistics services not only to
Malaysian customers but exporting the same to the regional and world
market at large.
Put in this position, NCB is poised to move further forward into the
role of a global investment company of choice for port management and
`MSAM provides us with the opportunity to showcase our range of business
activities. The visiting public, which is made up of people from all walks
of life, represent the stakeholders-at-large for the business undertakings
we are entrusted to run. The enquiries and feedback we receive from the
visitors serve as an invaluable indicator of the benchmark we need to
abide and what we must strive to continue to be successful. For us, MSAM
has been a remarkable avenue for a two-way learning process.’
– Datuk Dr Abdul Samad Mohamed,
– Group Managing Director, NCB Holdings Bhd
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