Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Bintulu Port very customer oriented — MD

BINTULU: Bintulu Port Sdn Bhd (BPSB) is very customer focused and is always trying its best to fulfil and meet customers’ demands.

In saying this at the handing over of new cranes to BPSB at Bintulu International Container Terminal (BICT) yesterday, Harbour-Link Group Bhd (HLG) managing director Francis Yong Piaw Soon added that being BPSB’s frequent user, the group had been growing together with BPBS since its construction in the 1980s.

HLG is an integrated group providing container shipping, shipping and forwarding as well as integrated logistics services.

Two units of Panamax Class Ship-to-Shore Container Quay Cranes and eight units of Rubber-Tyred Gantry Cranes (RTG) were handed over to BPSB.

Representing BPSB was its chief executive officer Dato Mior Ahmad Baiti Mior Lub Ahmad.

AMAZING CRANES: (From left) Huang, Yong, Mior, Nasser and Zakhir standing beside the two models of quay crane (right) and RTG (left) on display during the handover ceremony.

Among those present were Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co Ltd vice-president Huang Qing Feng, Bintulu Port Authority operations assistant general manager Captain Zakhir Khan Yusop, BICT senior manager Ir Abdul Nasser Abdul Wahab and Harbour-Link Logistics Sdn Bhd project manager Kok Giok Huat.

“With these additional port machineries joining the existing fleet, BICT will better serve the community and meet the increasing demand from the development in SCORE (Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy) especially the Samalaju Industrial Estate.

“Indeed, Bintulu Port is playing an important role for the economic and industrial development in our region,” said Yong.

He also thanked Bintulu Port Authority (BPA) for their far-sightedness in making the deep sea port a world standard international port from the beginning until today.

“We hope BPA will continue placing its importance in providing the basic port infrastructure for the benefits of the shipping industry at large,” Yong added.

The ceremony yesterday, he said, also marked a significant milestone in the commitment and achievement of HLG in extending its business activities into port machinery supplies and services.

He added it also created a significant point in further strengthening relationship between HLG and Bintulu Port.

BPSB had entrusted Harbour-Link Logistics Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Harbour-Link Group Berhad in the designing, manufacturing, delivery, testing and commissioning of these port machineries.

“We were given a very tight schedule to get these machineries delivered in two batches.” he said adding it was a big challenge for them.

For this, he thanked their project partner who is the manufacturer of the port machineries Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co Ltd (ZPMC) from Shanghai who had accomplished the enormous task successfully and delivered the machineries to BICT on time.

ZPMC is by far the world’s largest manufacturer of port container cranes.

It occupies about 75 per cent of the world market share in 280 ports in over 80 countries worldwide.

ZPMC has eight huge production bases in Shanghai, Nantong, Jiang Yin and Chan Shin Island which are equipped with innovative state of the art manufacturing technology to cater to all kinds of requirements and needs of their customers.