Malaysian container port gets a boost from DP World

DP World has partnered with Malaysia’s Sabah Ports to manage the Sapangar Bay Container Port (SBCP) in East Malaysia.

The partnership is expected to more than double the SBCP’s handling capacity and establish Sabah as a trade hub for economies in the east ASEAN growth area.

“With its strategic location and abundance of natural resources, Sabah is well-positioned to reap the immense growth opportunities in the BIMP-EAGA region and beyond,” said DP World group chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem.

“In partnership with Sabah Ports, we will apply industry-leading practices to elevate SBCP into a hub port for BIMP-EAGA markets, supported by an ever-growing network of inland container depots, industrial parks, logistics parks and free zones across Sabah.”

Sabah Ports is a wholly owned subsidiary of Malaysian public listed investment holding company Suria Capital Holdings.

DP World will now support efforts currently underway to increase SBCP’s container handling capacity from 500,000 TEUs to 1.25 million TEUs by 2025. Investments will be made to optimise terminal workflows, accelerate digitalisation for greater operational efficiency and to increase the port’s connectivity.

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