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QEL // Covid-19: SOP issued by Ministry of transport for the 2nd port clearing exercise

Kementerian Pengangkutan Malaysia  (Ministry of Transport (MOT)) issues a set of SOP to observe during the 2nd round port clearing exercise from 4th April 2020 to 7th April 2020.

This is applicable for all non-essential goods to be removed from terminal during MCO, to reduce congestion in terminal storage yard / warehouse.

Among key points and objectives stated were:

  • Volume of cargo / container is to be determined by respective Port Authority with relevant parties / stakeholders.
  • all prime mover drivers / warehouse workers must not demonstrate any symptoms of Covid-19.
  • hygiene / condition of drivers must be observed – temperature screening, hand sanitizer and mask must be used.
  • reduction in workers in warehouse – detailed calculation in SOP_KEMENTERIAN PENGANGKUTAN MALAYSIA.pdf.


Refer to SOP_KEMENTERIAN PENGANGKUTAN MALAYSIA.pdf for full details of notice.

Notice dated 3rd April 2020.

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QEL // Covid 19: Jabatan Laut (Marine Department) notice for ship managers and seafarers

Any ships entering any ports in Malaysia within 14 days from the date of its arrival in Malaysian waters, has entered China, Italy, South Korea, Iran, or Japan, MUST undergo port screening inspection by the Port Health Officer and comply with the quarantine and isolation procedure, subject to approval from the Port Health Officer.

If any emergency crew to visit doctor must to notice agent at 2 day in advance for apply permission with port and Immigration (subject to approval from port/Immigration).

Refer attached notice from Marine Dept-Covid19 2.20 circualr and its ANNEX II – MARDEP INSTRUCTIONS (V2).pdf.

Notice dated 18th March 2020.

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Papua New Guinea TOP 10 Exports Products





Papua New Guinea TOP 10 Exports Products

PNG is an Oceanian country situated immediately north of Australia, the Independent State of Papua New Guinea shipped US$10.5 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2017. Based on estimates from the Central Intelligence Agency’s World Factbook, Papua New Guinea’s exported goods plus services represent 47.6% of total Papua New Guinean economic output or Gross Domestic Product.

The top ten products that PNG exports consists of

1) Mineral fuels including oil: US$4.8 billion (45.5% of total exports)

2) Gems, precious metals: $2.1 billion (20.4%)

3) Ores, slag, ash: $914.3 million (8.7%)

4) Wood: $715.4 million (6.8%)

5) Animal/vegetable fats, oils, waxes: $652.5 million (6.2%)

6) Nickel: $363.4 million (3.5%)

7) Fish: $298.1 million (2.8%)

8) Coffee, tea, spices: $203.5 million (1.9%)

9) Meat/seafood preparations: $185.1 million (1.8%)

10) Cocoa: $82.1 million (0.8%)

These top ten exports products are highly concentrated which account for about 98.5% of the overall value of PNG global shipments.

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