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Inland port logistical issues in Northern Region of Peninsular Malaysia


Zainuddin, Nizamuddin and Mohd Saifudin, Adam and Zalazilah, Mohd Hanizan and Bahaudin, Ahmad Yusni and Khalid, Ruzelan (2019) Inland port logistical issues in Northern Region of Peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Humanities, Language, Culture and Business, 3 (12). pp. 51-65. ISSN 01268147

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Abstract

Inland ports in Malaysia play a significant role in the freight transport system providing access for manufacturers and producers in the hinterland to seaports acting as gateways to the nation’s trade. The current inland ports in services in Malaysia include Padang Besar, Ipoh, Nilai, Segamat and Tebedu. The existence of inland ports will facilitate more movements of containers to major seaports (i.e., Port Klang, Penang Port and Port of Tanjung Pelepas) and goods across the borders (Tebedu). These features will make an existence of an inland port in the northern region of peninsular Malaysia to be logistically relevant in holding a strong foothold for successful intermodal transportation hub in the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER). As for that matter, this article had collected various experiences of developing inland ports in several countries, reviewed their facilities and functions, and thus highlighting its importance. Based on these reviews, it has been found out that the logistical importance of an inland port will be enhanced by providing a rail links from the main line to the inland port, provide an appropriate institutional framework for supporting inland port activities, cost, multi modal, geographical locations and hinterland, demand management, infrastructure development, technological and innovations and establishing incentives to encourage the industries to utilize the inland port. The findings also suggest that inland port will play a more strategic and creative role in managing the demands and making the inland port as an important hub with the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Inland Port, Intermodals, Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER), Critical Success Factor, One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: School of Technology Management & Logistics
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2019 06:57
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2019 06:57
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/26236

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