Shahrin Nasir, Mohd Faiz Hakim Husain, Mohd Hafiz Zulfakar, Muhamad Aziyan Hussim


Hinterland is considered as an important element in any port network. It would determine the competitiveness of any ports. In the paper, the focus is on lthe local hinterland of Malaysia, where almost 50% of containers that arrives in Malaysia ports are local containers, which means it enters to the Malaysian customers. In this study, the evaluation of Malaysia hinterland has identified Greater Klang Valley as the most significance hinterland in Malaysia with an estimated 6 million TEUs of container entering and departing to/from the hinterland. With the demand is keep on increasing, hinterland container transport system by road need to ensure that it would be able to fulfill the customer’s demand. Even though rail network is available, movement by road is still dominant in Malaysia container movement to the hinterland. However, two critical issues in the hinterland container transport by road has made a huge challenge for the road haulage operators to operates efficiently. The two issues are the shortage of drivers and innovative initiatives. These issues have dampened the positive progress of road haulage in Malaysia


Hinterland, Container, Road, Drivers, Innovation

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