Group CEO of Bintulu Port receives SITC delegates

(Seated from left) Xue Ming Yuan, Yang Xian Xiang, Mohammad Medan Abdullah and Azharan Ramlee who is general manager of Container Terminal Division, Bintulu Port Sdn Bhd with other officials.

BINTULU: SITC International Holdings Co Ltd officials visited Bintulu Port Holdings Bhd yesterday and conducted a technical visit to Bintulu International Container Terminal (BICT).

Group CEO of Bintulu Port Holdings Bhd (BPHB), Dato Mohammad Medan Abdullah received the delegates from SITC comprising its board vice-chairman and group CEO Yang Xian Xiang, president of SITC Shipping Group, Xue Ming Yuan and managing director of SITC Shipping Asia Pte Ltd, Seo Young Tae.

In the meeting and discussion, Mohammad Medan recognised SITC’s continuous growth and support in making BICT the main hub port in this region.

SITC mentioned that as one of the top Intra-Asia Container Lines in this region, they are supporting the China government strategy on ‘One Belt One Road’ project to make central Asia more connected to the world.

SITC Container Lines, being one of the leading Intra-Asia container lines, started their inaugural call to Malaysia at BICT, Bintulu Port in September 2014.

This marked the first ever direct call for SITC in Malaysia. Since then, SITC Container Lines has become one of the major shipping lines that contributes to Bintulu Port’s container throughput which connect Bintulu to Intra-Asia market that includes China, Hong Kong, Korea, Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam.

The shipping connectivity from Bintulu to Intra Asia Ports by SITC has benefitted manufacturers in Sarawak, especially investors in Samalaju Industrial Park.

BPHB in a statement said last year BICT achieved the highest container growth rate among Malaysian ports at 14 per cent growth, making a total of 277,711 TEUs and achieved the biggest volume in East Malaysia.

BICT is recognised by the shipping lines as one of the most efficient and reliable Container Terminal in Malaysia.

SITC delegates aside from the meeting conducted a technical visit to BICT and were impressed at the BICT vessel, yard and Container Freight Station (CFS) operations.

Yang, the Group CEO of SITC appreciates the strong support given by Bintulu Port, and indicated that SITC will continue to provide reliable and high quality integrated logistics service to clients in Malaysia.

SITC and Bintulu Port believe that with continued cooperation and collaboration, both parties will contribute to the economic growth of Sarawak and the nation.

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