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TAPA APAC To Sign MOU with Malaysia’s Trade Players


Forging Resilient Relationships with Local Authorities & Key Industry Associations

TAPA APAC looks forward to establishing the partnerships with Port Klang Authority, MARIM and LogM – Society of Logisticians, Malaysia, by April 2023. By establishing these strategic partnerships and more, TAPA APAC’s activities will accelerate Malaysia’s port and custom authorities, manufacturers, logistics providers, and insurance companies, in their development as the Asia Pacific’s major trade player.

Port Klang Authority (PKA)

The Port Klang Authority (PKA) is a statutory corporation that administers Port Klang as an enhanced role of a trade facilitator and regulator for two distinct ports in Klang – the North and West ports. PKA aims to provide the highest standards of cargo safety, security and workforce; provide cost-effective port services through international standards; and ensure environmentally sustainable port infrastructure facilities and services

Aligned with PKA’s role, TAPA APAC provides a global supply chain program of standards and services for port operators to embark on for better security and resilience for entire supply chain across Asia Pacific”, said Mr. Madu Lokan, Executive Director (Rest of Asia) of TAPA APAC. Adoption of TAPA Standards reduces unwanted losses from pilferage and certifications can help promote a seamless entry and exit examination process, lowering costs of investigation when incidents occur. With TAPA APAC program, port operators, transiting trucks and warehouses within the port benefit from an enhance level of security and operational efficiency.

Malaysian Association of Risk and Insurance Management (MARIM)

MARIM is a non-profit trade association representing corporations which practice Risk and Insurance Management in Malaysia. The main objective of MARIM is to promote, foster, encourage and develop concepts and practice of Risk and Insurance Management.

TAPA APAC’s programmes, especially the upcoming Risk Assessment Standards, will be a boon for MARIM and its members as the insurance companies will also be made aware of and exposed to TAPA Standards which aid businesses to reduce risks. Mr. Sangar Kandasamy, Treasurer of TAPA APAC, recommended that MARIM members attend TAPA APAC training programs in order to understand and evaluate the risks in the business and how TAPA addresses the challenge through its Training and Certification. This helps insurance companies to better assess their clients’ business and come out with suitable insurance plans that aid their clients and the industry.

The Society of Logisticians, Malaysia (LogM)

LogM is an association and forum for networking, exchanging of views, sharing of knowledge and experience in logistics and transportation, and improvement among professional logisticians in Malaysia.

China has been Malaysia’s largest trading partner for a consecutive 13 years and close to 30% of China’s exports go into Penang.

Mr. Alvin Lau, Executive Director (Greater China) of TAPA APAC, explained the need for LogM members to acquire global standards certifications which can then be implemented within the organizations that they belong to, in turn increasing the resilience of supply chains for both Malaysia and China trading partners. Prof. Chang, President of LogM, appreciated the visit and extended an invitation for TAPA APAC to speak at LogM’s symposiums and events to spread the awareness of TAPA Standards and the value it brings to the supply chain industry and professionals.

The bilateral trade between Malaysia and China has been at all-time high with trade value estimated at over US$190billion in 2022, according to Malaysia’s International Trade and Industry Ministry. TAPA APAC sees the importance of driving greater awareness for the country’s supply chain stakeholders and authorities to support the country’s growth. As such, TAPA APAC has reached out to The Society of Logisticians, Malaysia, Port Klang Authority and MARIM.

For more information or to partner with TAPA APAC, please email to marketing@tapa-apac.org.

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