Bintulu Port, Samalaju Port handling half trillion ringgit worth of products per annum

Ruslan Abdul Ghani

By Shikin Louis

KUCHING, Feb 27: Bintulu Port and Samalaju Port combined are estimated to handle nearly half of RM1 trillion per annum worth of products in the region.

Bintulu Port Holdings Berhad Group Chief Executive Officer Ruslan Abdul Ghani said being the largest liquified natural gas (LNG) export terminal in East Asia and biggest container terminal in East Malaysia, the Bintulu Port’s main export outlet of palm oil products for Sarawak accounted to 95 per cent of the State’s export at about 4 million tonnes per annum.

In the whole of Malaysia, it ranked third at around 50 million tonnes per annum.

“In term of value/product cost, we could very well be number one, especially due to the 450 odd number of LNG vessels per year. The cargo of one LNG vessel is worth hundred of millions.

“My back of the envelope calculations suggest that Bintulu Port and Samalaju Port combined would handle in the region of nearly half a trillion ringgit per annum worth of products,” he said during Bintulu Port’s Media Appreciation Night held at Sheraton Hotel Kuching here earlier tonight.

He also believed that Bintulu Port will be able to serve offshore Sarawak efficiently as it has been awarded the sole license to operate a full fledge Oil and Gas Supply Base by Ministry of Finance (MOF) and Malaysian Customs Department for Sarawak in Sept 2023.

  1. He added that Bintulu Port aspires to be a ‘Premier Green Energy Port’ to quench the thirst of the world for green and clean energy in the years to come.

The event was graced by Sarawak Secretary-cum-Bintulu Port Holdings chairman Datuk Amar Mohamad Abu Bakar Marzuki.

Abu Bakar presents appreciation award to DayakDaily journalist during Bintulu Port’s Media Appreciation Night held at Sheraton Hotel Kuching on Feb 27, 2024.

At the event, Abu Bakar presented appreciation award to 14 media organisations including DayakDaily, RTM, Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas), Sarawak Media Group Sdn Bhd (TVS), New Sarawak Tribune, Suara Sarawak, The Star and New Straits Times Press (Berita Harian, Harian Metro and New Straits Times).

Also present were Abu Bakar’s wife Datin Amar Baduyah Bujang; Kuching Resident Norleha Shariff; Sarawak Information Department (Japen) director Helmi Hamid; Ukas director Samuel Simon; Sarawak Director of Protocol, Ceremonies and Event Management Unit Hamdan Sarbini; RTM Sarawak director Wan Azhan Wan Hamat; and Bintulu Port Holdings Berhad Group Chief Corporate Services-cum-event organising chairperson Maslihah Tioh. — DayakDaily