Breakfast for Malaysian dockers is just what the doctor ordered

Bak kut teh comes from the Hokkien dialect and simply means 'meat bone tea'. It's an unappetising moniker for one of Malaysia and Singapore's most iconic dishes.

Thursday, 26 July, 2012, 12:00am

Asia-Australia link for OOCL

Orient Overseas Container Lines (OOCL) has formed a second new grouping, the Asia Australia Alliance, with three other lines.

The announcement comes days after OOCL said it was forming the world's biggest shipping alliance with Malaysia International Shipping Corp (MISC), Hapag-Lloyd, P&O Nedlloyd and Nippon Yusen KK.

8 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Smelly river plan fails to impress

THE Klang River is a smelly, heavily polluted waterway winding through the centre of Kuala Lumpur on a westward course to the sea.

The river lacks any attractive features and has a nasty habit of spilling over into city streets, which flood-control measures have yet to curb.

22 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Hi-tech intent

The public sector information technology company, CMC, has been granted a letter of intent by the Port of Klang, Malaysia, in the global bidding for computerisation of its container terminal.

CMC hopes to get the final contract worth around US$500,000 to be awarded by the end of August.

12 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Container traffic soars at Port Klang in first half

The campaign to persuade mainline and feeder operators to call at Port Klang in Malaysia appears to have borne fruit, with containerised traffic shooting up 22.82 per cent to 642,531 teus (20-ft equivalent units) in the first half of this year.

According to a Malaysian Business Times report, volume handled during the same period last year was 523,136 teus.

19 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Austral Asia adds port

AUSTRAL Asia Line has added Port Klang on its service between Australia's Northern Territory and Queensland and Southeast Asia. According to the Hong Kong Shipping Daily, three multi-purpose vessels have been deployed on the fortnightly service.

7 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Klang acts on FCZ plan

THE Klang Port Authority has been asked to help the Ministry of Trade and Industry establish activity plans in the North Port and South Port which have been declared free commercial zones (FCZs), says Transport Minister Ling Liong Sik.

He said the co-operation of both parties was essential for them to finalise a list of potential candidates.

23 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Port Klang cargo record

PORT Klang, Malaysia's biggest and busiest port, handled a record 28.4 million tonnes of cargo last year, says the New Straits Times. Imports accounted for 17.6 million tonnes of cargo handled, Klang Port Authority said. Exports accounted for 10.8 million tonnes.

12 Feb 1993 - 12:00am