On June 7th, at 10:14 AM, a fire broke out at the Northport of Port Klang, resulting in the destruction of 13 containers. Fortunately, there were no casualties, and the internal operations of the port remained unaffected.
The fire occurred in the AA Bay storage area of the Northport, where a total of 330 containers, including hazardous goods, were stacked. The containers that caught fire contained flammable aerosol (spray) products.
Currently, the port operator is collaborating with the authorities to investigate the cause of the accident and verify the declared contents of the affected containers. Necessary measures are being taken to prevent potential risks.
Port Klang is the largest port in Malaysia and the 12th largest container port globally, with a container throughput of 13.22 million TEUs in 2022. It consists of two port areas, Westport and Northport, operated by Westports and Northport (a subsidiary of MMC Port Holdings), respectively. Additionally, the Malaysian authorities are advancing the Carey Island Port project.
On April 4th, 2022, a major fire also occurred at Westport, where 22 containers were destroyed, and 38 containers were damaged. The burned items included machinery parts, musical instruments, cotton, baby walkers, and lubricating oil, among others.