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Penang Port

Updated on June 1, 2010

Penang Port is strategically located in the Straits of Malacca on the North West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia.

Malaysia as one of the top 20 exporting nations, Penang Port has a vital role in Malaysia's shipping industry.

Penang Port Commission operates the Port of Penang. It's has the latest equipments and facilities to handle containers, liquid bulk cargo, dry bulk cargo and general cargoes.

There are four terminals, one on Penang Island (Swettenham Pier) and the rest on the mainland: North Butterworth Container Terminal (NBCT), Butterworth Deep Water Wharves (BDWW) & Prai Bulk Cargo Terminal (PBCT).

With good road infrastructure in Malaysia's, manufactures in the northern region of Malaysia can make their shipments to clients around the globe with ease via Penang Port.

Plus, it is near by to Bayan Lepas International Airport. Just 30 minutes driving distance.

Penang Port operates a ferry service, connecting Georgetown on Penang Island (Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda) and Butterworth on the mainland (Pengkalan Sultan Abdul Halim).

All the eight ferries have been painted in vibrant colors.

The first ferry departure from Butterworth at 0600 hours, with the last at 0030 hours; and the first departure from Penang Island at 0530 hour, with the last at 0100 hour.

The ferry rates are as follows :


  1. Adult - RM1.20
  2. Children (between 5 to 12 years old) - RM0.60


  1. Bicycle - RM1.40
  2. Motorcycle - RM2.00
  3. Trishaw/tricycle - RM3.00
  4. Motorcar - RM7.70
  5. Lorry (2 axles with 4 wheels) - RM13.20
  6. Lorry (2 axles with 6 wheels) – RM27.50

Port Contacts

Company Name :Penang Port Sdn. Bhd. ( No.283544-D)

Address : No.1. King Edward Place, Georgetown, 10300 Penang, Malaysia

Postal Address : P.O. Box 1204, 10710 Penang, Malaysia.

Website :

Email :

Hopefully it becomes one the premier port in region just like it Vision statement below.

β€œTo be the premier port and logistics chain integrator in the region.”

Additional photos at Penang Port Photo Gallery Part 2

Penang Port Gallery - Part 1

Pengkalan Sultan Abdul Halim
Pengkalan Sultan Abdul Halim
Butterworth Deep Water Wharves
Butterworth Deep Water Wharves
Penang Ferry
Penang Ferry
Penang Ferry
Penang Ferry
Penang Ferry
Penang Ferry
Oil Tanker
Oil Tanker
North Butterworth Container Terminal
North Butterworth Container Terminal


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    • probyte2u profile image

      Eidul Ameen Bin Sahul Hamid 8 years ago from Part Buntar, Malaysia

      Hi Mr Hafeez, how are you?

      There a lot of Indian and Pakistan descendants in Penang Island, so you could have could have good south Indian foods here.

      It is worthy to come to Penang for the food, heritage building and cultural experience.

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      hafeezrm 8 years ago from Pakistan

      Nice photos and description. Long time back, I entered Malayesia from Thailand and stayed for many days in Penang. If my memories are still in tact, I met a lot shopkeepers who were originally from Pakistan. One of them offered me a milked-tea which instantly made me home sick.