Penang pushing for air cargo hub

Government officials from the Malaysian island of Penang have urged Malaysia Airport Berhad (MAB) to push for federal government funding to build an integrated air cargo terminal to accommodate future air cargo growth on the island. Penang’s Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the terminal is a worthwhile investment as it will bring in more […]


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Government officials from the Malaysian island of Penang have urged Malaysia Airport Berhad (MAB) to push for federal government funding to build an integrated air cargo terminal to accommodate future air cargo growth on the island. Penang’s Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the terminal is a worthwhile investment as it will bring in more cargo flights to Penang. “We really need an air cargo hub here so that we will be ready for a bigger market share of the cargo industry when the economy picks up,” he said. The Penang Freight Forwarders Association (PFFA) has also expressed its support for the development of an air cargo hub on the island and said it was disappointed that the government’s economic stimulus package, which allocated RM250 million for the expansion of the Penang International Airport passenger terminal.