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THE GUIDE TO MALAYSIA

timber products and coal.

Further robust growth is

anticipated in line with the

projected growth of SCORE

and the Halal Hub.

Miri Port

Miri Port Authority

Jalan Miri Port, Kuala Baram Industrial Estate

Kuala Baram,98000 Miri, Sarawak

T

(085) 609 009

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www.miriport.gov.my

Located on the southern

bank of the Baram River at

the Kuala Baram Industrial

Estate, Miri is the main

feeder port for northern

Sarawak. Constructed in

1998, the port features six

berths (390 metres total),

two transit sheds (5,400 sq.

metres), a 16,000 sq. metres

container yard, a 63,000

sq. metre timber & general

cargo yard and the Miri Port

Authority HQ.

In 2013, Miri Port handled

an estimated 6.5 million

tonnes, with containerised

cargo reaching an estimated

848,675 tonnes.

Sabah Ports

Sabah Ports Sdn Bhd

P.O. Box 203

Pejabat Pos Mini Indah Permai

Jalan Sapangar, Sapangar Bay

88450 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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(088) 483 390 to 399

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www.suriagroup.com.my/spsb

The state of Sabah has

eight ports accessible to

international shipping, all

run by Sabah Ports Sdn

Bhd. They are Sapangar Bay

Container Port, Sapangar

Bay Oil Terminal, Kota

Kinabalu Port (all South

China Sea), Kudat Port,

Sandakan Port (both Sulu

Sea), Tawau Port, Lahad

Datu Port and Kunak Port

(all Celebes Sea).

Sapangar Bay is a

dedicated container

port with 5 berths to

accommodate vessels

up to 45,000 DWT; Kota

Kinabalu Port has 12 general

cargo berths for vessels up

to 16,000 DWT; Sapangar

Bay can accommodate

tankers up to 30,000 DWT;

Sandakan Port offers five

general cargo/container

berths up to 20,000 DWT

and 3 oil jetties (30,000

DWT); Tawau Port offers

six general cargo/container

berths and one oil jetty for

ships up to 20,000 DWT.

Lahad Datu Port handles

vessels carrying palm oil

and bulk fertilizer with two

jetties each with a 45,000

DWT capacity. Kunak Port

is a dedicated palm oil port

with a similar capacity to

Lahad Datu, while Kunak

Port serves smaller vessels

up to 4,000 DWT.

In 2012, container

throughput grew by 5%

to 374,624 TEUs, with

Sapangar Bay handling 67%

of container throughput.

Sandakan Port handled the

largest cargo throughput

(7.6 million tonnes),

followed by Tawau Port (5.1

mil), Lahad Datu Port (4.6

mil), SBOT (2.5 mil), Kota

Kinabalu Port (2.4 mil),

Kunak (1.5 mil) and Kudat

(0.3 mil).

A huge pressure vessel is carefully unloaded at Miri Port. Miri’s history as an

oil port has given its staff valuable experience in handling awkward cargoes.

The modern container terminal at

Sapangar Bay, just north of Kota

Kinabalu, handles over two-thirds of

container throughput for the entire

state of Sabah.