SEGi College Subang Jaya students are very grateful for the opportunity to visit Northport Malaysia, the 13th world’s largest ports in 2013. A total of 35 students, accompanied by Mr. Sri Jaiandran, Mr Ahmad Farid, Ms. Hassali and Mr. Firdaus went on the trip which was organized by Career Services Unit, Student Affairs Office. The main purpose of the visit is to provide insights into the operation management of the port which students cannot visualized in the classroom. The trip also will expose the final year students of Engineering on the technologies used at shipping and logistics field.
Upon arriving at the Northport, the participants were given a presentation on the history, development and achievements of the port by Ms. Celina Ho, Executive from Corporate Communication Division. According to her, Northport has started their operation since 15 September 1901, with the name of Port Swettenham. In 1964, Port Klang commenced operations with the completion of 4 berths, the largest berth in Malaysia at that time. In 1973, Northport received the first container vessel, MV Tokyo Bay and that is the beginning of containerisation of Northport Malaysia.
Before we end the visit, we had a chance to enjoy a guided tour led by Mr. Adli from Northport around the container terminal. The terminal is well equipped with an advanced container handling equipment and systems. It is also well-supported with a real-time smart information system which included value-added services such as container and multipurpose yards, warehouses and on-deck depot services.
We have received a very good feedback from students during Q&A session and they hope that SEGi will organise this visit more often in the future.
Photo credits to Jeevan from FOCAD.