Good performance of Bintulu Port indicates improved economic sector, says Deputy Minister

Mohd Shahar (seated) signs the guestbook.

SIBU (Sept. 6): Bintulu Port has handled between 27,000 and 33,000 container operations since the April 1 rampant transition, Deputy Finance Minister I Dato Mohd Shahar Abdullah said.

Mohd Shahar added that Bintulu Port also recorded an average of 500-600 ships calling at the port.

“The good performance recorded by the port of Bintulu indicates an improvement in the economic sector, which became active again after the relaxation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) in May,” he said during a speech during of a business engagement program with freight forwarding and maritime industry stakeholders at the Bintulu Port Authority on Tuesday.

He said Bintulu Port has played an influential role in the development of Bintulu for the past 39 years.

“It is the only deep water port in Sarawak which is a catalyst for the development of the Sarawak Renewable Energy Corridor (Score) and which encourages the influx of foreign investment, especially in the Samalaju Industrial Park. “

He said the gradual opening up of the economic sector will indirectly help restore the country’s economy and improve the livelihoods of people affected by the pandemic over the past two years.

He also assured that the efficiency and safety of the port will never be compromised.

“As such, we call on all stakeholders to cooperate and work hard to ensure that the port becomes the most profitable port in the region,” he said.