BINTULU: Samalaju Industrial Port Sdn Bhd (SIPSB) achieved another milestone yesterday when the Danum 115, a vessel owned by Shin Yang Shipping Sdn Bhd (SYSSB) successfully berthed at Samalaju Port’s barge berth and loaded 44 units of laden containers (together with total 144 units of containers on board) destined for Port Klang.
Located along the busy IntraAsia trade route, the purposebuilt Samalaju Port caters primarily to the energy-intensive industry players like Press Metal Bintulu, Pertama Ferroalloys, OM Materials, Sakura Ferroalloys, OCIM, Elkem, and PMB Silicon.
Since 2017, Samalaju Port, being the main import and export gateway for Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE), has been playing a vital role in meeting the port services and cargo handling needs and requirements of the industries in the region.
In 2020 alone, SIPSB handled a total of 4.71 million cargo throughput, a significant achievement since the first day of operation with proven capabilities in handling dry bulk cargo.
The current level of throughput volume represented an increase of 108 percent of growth in cargo volume from the time the port started full operation in 2017.
With the anticipated growth in cargo volume generated by Samalaju Industrial Park, there is a need for container handling services to be introduced at Samalaju Port.
The introduction of container handling services is also to complement Bintulu International Container Terminal (BICT) by giving more shipment options and allowing better capacity usage at BICT.
The commemoration of container handling operation at Samalaju Port not only offers additional port services for the port users, it also further enhances Samalaju Port’s connectivity with other container ports in the region namely Port Klang, Port of Tanjung Pelepas and Singapore Port.
Samalaju Port strives to continuously cater to the industries’ requirements, and handling containerised cargoes is another added service to cater for such demand.
The newly added port service coupled with skilled manpower, equipment and experiences will definitely enhance Samalaju Port’s competitiveness in this region.
Source : New Sarawak Tribune