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Shipping includes cargo and ferry services, cruise shipping and ship registry. Malaysia Shipowners’ Association is an association that represents shipowners’ of Malaysian registered vessels.

Cruise Tourism ​​

Maritime Division also coordinates the development of cruise tourism, especially in the development of cruise infrastructure at each destination in Malaysia so as to achieve international standards as outlined in the Cruise & Ferry Intergrated Seaport Infrastructure Blueprint for Malaysia. Cruise Tourism is one of the National Key Economic Area (NKEA) with the aim to increase the number of tourists to Malaysia.

Infographic Malaysia As​ International Cruise Destination

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Currently, there are only a few dedicated cruise terminals located in Penang, Pulau Indah, Kota Kinabalu and Langkawi. Another cruise terminal is being develop in Malacca and is expected to be completed in 2017.​


Statistics Stopover Cruise​ Tourism  in Malaysia

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​Year 2013

Year ​2014​

​Year 2015​


Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal, Penang










Boustead Cruise Centre, Port Klang










Kota Kinabalu, Sabah





​Ku​ching, Sarawak




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