Port of Call Information

Port of Call Information

Port Kelang, Malaysia


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Overview

Port Klang is the main port of Malaysia, located in the district of Klang in the state of Selangor. In 2004, it was the 13th largest container port in the world. Port Klang was originally known as Port Swettenham when it was founded under British colonial rule in 1893, named after the British Resident, Sir Frank Swettenham. The Port Klang Authority, was established July 1,1963. Port Klang is located on the west coast of Peninsula Malaysia. Port Klang is currently being developed as the National Load Center and eventually a hub for the entire region. The facilities and services in Port Klang are now just like those of World class ports. The port has trade connections with over 110 countries and dealings with over 450 ports around the world. Its ideal geographical location makes it the initial port of call for ships on the eastbound trip and the last port of call on the westbound trip of the Far East-Europe trade route.

Things to Do

If you visit this port and have a little time for site seeing you must go by the Petronas Twin Towers they were once the tallest buildings in the world until 2003 when Taipei 101 took its place. But they still remain the tallest twin towers in the world.

Also visit the Kuala Lumur National Museum. It offers countless types of collection, such as artifacts and paintings collected throughout the country. This museum denotes the nation's plentiful cultural heritage and history.

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