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EUMCCI Launches Key Logistics Spots in Malaysia Map
EUMCCI Chairman Mr David Jones and MIDA CEO Dato’ Noharuddin Nordin.
The EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EUMCCI) in conjunction with the EUMCCI Logistics Committee, the EU Delegation and partners, launched the Key Logistics Spots in Malaysia map. An event attended by the heavy hitters in logistics in Malaysia and stakeholders in the logistics sector, the launch was opened by EUMCCI Chairman Mr. David Jones, who welcomed the timely release of the map. “Given the importance of the current FTA discussions between the EU and Malaysia and the growing strategy importance of Malaysia’s placement within the region, the Key Logistics Spots in Malaysia map will be a crucial resource for both businesses in Malaysia and those looking to invest.” Co-funded by the EU Services Sector project, the EU Ambassador was also present at the launch. “The Logistics Map and Report are two tools which open roads for greater EU-Malaysia cooperation. We are very keen to work with the different logistics stakeholders, including the Transport Ministry, to achieve a logistics environment of international
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standards. The EU is open to sharing with Malaysia our own experiences in a host of relevant policy areas from multimodal transport to green logistical corridors and beyond. This will help Malaysia reap benefits from the ASEAN Economic Community,” said H.E. Vincent Piket, Ambassador and Head of the European Union Delegation to Malaysia. The Key Logistics Spots in Malaysia map is a compilation of the data collected from a survey conducted by the EUMCCI Logistics Committee in 2011, amongst the logistics sector in Malaysia. The information was
Press conference with event keynote speakers.
collected with the help of Joint Initiative Part ners: Federation of Malaysian Manu facturers (FMM) and Malaysian-German Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MGCC) and Joint-Initiative Partners such as: Federation of Malaysia Freight Forwarders (FMFF), Asian Trucker, Malay sian Ship owners Association (MASA), Malaysia International Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MICCI), Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA), Sarawak Timber Asso ciation (STA) and Sabah Timber Industries Association (STIA). The key nodal points highlighted on the map and the strengths listed are based on relevant and tested data from the logistics community. As Head of Logistics Committee, Mr. Marco Tieman highlighted, “The Key Logistics Spots in Malaysia map will provide both local companies and potential sources of FDI with an important reference, as transportation and facilitation of freight traffic will be at the epicentre of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), which we hope will be a reality by 2020. Malaysia’s logistics sector, strengthened by the capitalisation on the country’s
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