International Holdings Co Ltd officials visited Bintulu Port Holdings Bhd
yesterday and conducted a technical visit to Bintulu International Container
Group CEO of
Bintulu Port Holdings Bhd (BPHB), Dato Mohammad Medan Abdullah received the
delegates from SITC comprising its board vice-chairman and group CEO Yang Xian
Xiang, president of SITC Shipping Group, Xue Ming Yuan and managing director of
SITC Shipping Asia Pte Ltd, Seo Young Tae.
In the meeting and
discussion, Mohammad Medan recognised SITC’s continuous growth and support in
making BICT the main hub port in this region.
SITC mentioned that
as one of the top Intra-Asia Container Lines in this region, they are
supporting the China government strategy on ‘One Belt One Road’ project to make
central Asia more connected to the world.
Lines, being one of the leading Intra-Asia container lines, started their
inaugural call to Malaysia at BICT, Bintulu Port in September 2014.
This marked the
first ever direct call for SITC in Malaysia. Since then, SITC Container Lines
has become one of the major shipping lines that contributes to Bintulu Port’s
container throughput which connect Bintulu to Intra-Asia market that includes
China, Hong Kong, Korea, Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam.
connectivity from Bintulu to Intra Asia Ports by SITC has benefitted
manufacturers in Sarawak, especially investors in Samalaju Industrial Park.
BPHB in a statement
said last year BICT achieved the highest container growth rate among Malaysian
ports at 14 per cent growth, making a total of 277,711 TEUs and achieved the
biggest volume in East Malaysia.
BICT is recognised
by the shipping lines as one of the most efficient and reliable Container
Terminal in Malaysia.
aside from the meeting conducted a technical visit to BICT and were impressed
at the BICT vessel, yard and Container Freight Station (CFS) operations.
Yang, the Group CEO
of SITC appreciates the strong support given by Bintulu Port, and indicated
that SITC will continue to provide reliable and high quality integrated
logistics service to clients in Malaysia.
SITC and Bintulu
Port believe that with continued cooperation and collaboration, both parties
will contribute to the economic growth of Sarawak and the nation.
Source: Borneo Post