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KUCHING, Dec 22: Sibu-based Gimhwak Shipyard Sdn Bhd (Gimhwak Shipyard) won the KILAT Transport Excellence Award 2021 in the Shipyard Repair Facility of the Year category at a recent award ceremony.
According to a press statement from Sarawak Association of Maritime Industries (Samin) yesterday, Gimhwak Shipyard is one of the premiere players in Sarawak’s shipbuilding and ship repair (SBSR) sector and operates out of its yard at Sungai Bidut in Sibu, the centre of the Sarawak and Malaysia’s shipbuilding and ship repair (SBSR) industry.
The company, which is a Samin member has carved a name for itself in delivering high quality ship repair services and building a range of small to medium size vessels such as offshore support vessels (OSV), barges, tugboats, pilot boats and landing craft.
Commenting on the award, Samin president Dr Renco Yong who is also the executive director of Gimhwak Shipyard said that the win underscores the reputation of shipyards under the association to deliver superiors maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services and the quality of shipyards in Sarawak.
Yong said that Sarawak can be proud that a shipyard like Gimhwak Shipyard could beat other more illustrious and bigger shipyards in the country to bag the award.
“The recognition by KILAT bears testimony to the high quality of MRO works which the shipyard and others in Sarawak can produce at competitive cost while meeting international standards.
“Samin hopes that the award will spur not only Gimhwak Shipyard but other Samin members and other shipyards and marine industry players in Sarawak and Malaysia to improve their performance and attain a high level of innovation, customer satisfaction and product or service delivery which KILAT recognises through the award.
“The pursuit of excellence, which is encouraged by the KILAT award, can only be good for Malaysia’s marine industry in terms of enhancing its competitiveness and enlarging its international market share amid the intense competition, especially in the SBSR segment“, Yong said.
Meanwhile, the award ceremony was held in conjunction with the International Logistics and Transport and Exhibition (KILAT), a specialised event showcasing the latest products, services and solutions across the spectrum of the logistics and transportation sectors covering land, air, rail, sea and multimodal transport.
The KILAT Transport Excellence Award was held at in Kuala Lumpur to recognise the outstanding achievements of companies and individuals in a variety of segments within the logistics and transport sectors. — DayakDaily