Shipping includes cargo and ferry services, cruise shipping and ship registry. Malaysia Shipowners’ Association is an association that represents shipowners’ of Malaysian registered vessels.
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
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
||Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal, Penang
||Boustead Cruise Centre, Port Klang
||Kota Kinabalu, Sabah