Durairaj Govindasamy

Durairaj Govindasamy

Managing Director
Ports World

DURAIRAJ GOVINDASAMY packs more than 40 years of insight into observing industry trends and the development of the Transport & Logistics industry in Malaysia. Durairaj, who holds an Honours Degree in Economics from the University of Malaya, has written extensively on the industry, journeying from successful a career in economic/shipping journalism to research, consultancy and to designing/developing education curricula and training programmes in transportation and logistics.

Durairaj has been actively involved with public sector agencies contributing to the formulation of national policy framework on logistics and shipping. He was engaged by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) to contribute to the 3rd Industrial Master Plan (2006-2020) on development of the logistics services sector. He was subsequently engaged by Malaysia Investment Development Authority (MIDA) & Economic Planning Unit (EUP) in the Prime Minister’s Department to develop the Roadmap for the Development of the Logistics Services Sector (2010). He served as Chairman of Regulatory Framework & Institutional Issues Focus Group under the Malaysian Logistics & Supply Chain Council, jointly chaired by the Secretary General of MITI and Ministry of Transport (MOT).

He served as the Subject Matter Expert for the study on National Trade Facilitation & Logistics Master Plan (2016-2020) commissioned by the EPU and carried out by an international consulting firm. The Master Plan, the findings of which are included in the current Malaysia Development Plan (2016-2020), paved the way for the establishment of the Taskforce on National Trade Facilitation & Logistics Master Plan under MOT.

More recently (2018) he was commissioned by the government Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) to undertake a study on Process Flow Improvements at Port Klang by reviewing regulatory and trade facilitation processes to help expedite seaborne e-Commerce trade flow via Malaysia’s premier port.

Durairaj has worked closely with several public sector agencies, including MIDA, MDEC, MIMA and MPC by contributing to research and position papers and providing recommendations on Reducing Regulatory Burden on the Logistics Sector, including reducing licensing process for haulage trucks and guidelines on Regulating Off-Dock Container Depots in Malaysia.


Durairaj Govindasamy will be appearing in the following sessions:

Overview of Malaysia Logistics Scenario by 2025
LogiSYM Malaysia 2019: Malaysia Day 1 - 23rd July, 2019, 12:00–12:35, Presentation

The Malaysian Logistics Sector: Regulatory Challenge & E-Commerce
LogiSYM Malaysia 2019: Malaysia Day 1 - 23rd July, 2019, 11:30–12:00, Presentation

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