Getting goods to the people


Tan (in red) during a site visit to the North Butterworth Container Teminal to check the cargo clearance work.

PENANG Port Commission (PPC) and Penang Port Sdn Bhd (PPSB) are making sure all import and export activities run smoothly during the movement control order (MCO) period to continue contributing to the economy, assured Datuk Tan Teik Cheng.

The PPC chairman said PPC and PPSB would continue to work with various government bodies including the Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services Department as well as the Royal Malaysian Customs Department to ensure that the cargo release process is efficient.

“The aim is to ensure all citizens get adequate supply of daily necessities.

“During the first MCO phase from March 18 to May 8 last year, thanks to the actions by the Ministry of Transport, we had good and effective coordination in carrying out cargo release work in four phases by providing special channels for non-daily necessities for Penang.

“For the second MCO phase, the Transport Minister directed that all cargo release work for all daily and non-daily necessities be carried out simultaneously so that all industries will not be affected, ” he said in a Facebook post.

Tan visited the North Butterworth Container Terminal on Wednesday to check the cargo clearance work besides making sure that supply of necessities would not be affected in view of the upcoming Chinese New Year celebration.

He also hoped that all parties would fully cooperate by complying with the SOPs.

“All politicians and parties should set aside their hostility to fight the pandemic together for the welfare of the people, ” he said.

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