Bintulu is blessed with a natural deep sea port, making it one of the important export and import gateways in Malaysia. Being geographically situated midway between Kuching and Kota Kinabalu – both accessible by land and international air connections. More importantly, Bintulu is the import and export gateway for Sarawak and the Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Phillipines, East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) region.
It has an ultra-modern deep sea container port that handles one of Malaysia’s major exports, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). More recently, oil palm plantations, downstream timber processing and other agro-based industries have become equally important.
Bintulu Port is located at the doorstep of one of the most dynamic industrial development zone in Borneo, handling oil & gas related industries, timber based and palm oil products. Its location also facilitates the feedering and transloading operation between various regional ports for faster shipping transit time to major international ports and export destination.
BPSB current hinterland covers as far North as Limbang & Lawas in Sarawak and up until the whole of Brunei DS plus Sabah. In the other direction (South –East), BPSB coverage extend down to Kuching in Sarawak and further down to Pontianak in Kalimantan, Indonesia.
The cargo generated from the current hinterland is expected to surge with the implementation of Sarawak Corridor for Renewable Energy (SCORE) Initiatives. The development corridor ran along from Tanjung Manis area until Similajau area near Miri. Inside this corridor a lot of industries has been identified by taking into considerations of the availability of land, energy supplies, natural resources and port facilities.
The industrial development will contribute and fuel the cargo growth for Bintulu Port. In the near future years, new cargo composition such as aluminium products, pulp & paper products, bio-diesel, downstream timber products and agro produces shall make its way through Bintulu Port.