Penang Port is the oldest and longest established port in Malaysia. It is located in the north-west of Peninsula Malaysia, state of Penang. The port is strategically located along the Straits of Malacca which is one of the busiest shipping routes in the world.
The port serves as the main gateway for shippers in the northern states of Malaysia and also the southern province of Thailand. Penang Port is fully equipped to handle all types of cargo, containers, ferries and cruises.
The Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal (SPCT) is the latest passenger terminal in Penang Port having opened in 2010 after a major rebuild. The Pier was named after Frank Swettenham, a colonial administrator, who was responsible for the development of roads, trains and social services in Malaysia.
SPCT has a main berth of 400 metres in length with a water depth of 12 m capable of handling the largest cruise vessels in the world. It also has two inner berths, North and South. The North inner berth is 248m in length and depth of 6.5 m which can accommodate maximum size of 160m vessel whereas the South inner berth is 219m in length and depth of 5.5m which can accommodate maximum size of 100m vessel.
Since 2010, SPCT handled approximately 1.2 million passengers. The bulk of the traffic came from the popular ’Cruise To Nowhere’ which is offered by Leisure World and Star Cruise. Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal also cater for ferry services between Penang, Langkawi, Payar Island.
|Purpose||Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal|
|Location||05˚ 25.15˚ N 100˚ 20.85˚ E|
|Distance from Pilot Boarding Ground||15 nm|
|Depth Alongside (at Zero Tide)||
Outer : 12 meter
North Inner : 6.8 meter
South Inner : 5.7 meter
|Air Draft Clearance (Max)||NA|
|Approach Channel (Min Width/Depth)||182m/11m|
|Turning Basin (Dia/Depth)||Turning Basin of 800m. with minimum depth of 20m|
Spring tidal range : 1.98m
Neap tidal range : 0.48m
|Wharf Height (at Zero Tide)||4.72 m|
|Wharf Area (L x W)||400 m x 25 m|
|Vessel Length/Width Restriction (Max)||NA|
|Fendering System||Cell fender 1450 size with steel panel and PE Pad|
|Passenger Linkbridge (Connection Width 1.0m)||1 Unit|
|Passenger Linkbridge Connection Interval||5.0 m|
|Passenger Linkbridge Operation Range Above Wharf||4.5 meter to 7.5 meter|
|Water Supply Alongside||Yes (30 tonne per hour)|
|Bunker Supply Alongside||Yes (outsource)|