MPA inks deals set to boost services to customers, port users
Posted on : 30 Oct 2019  Source of News: The Borneo Post

MIRI: Miri Port Authority (MPA) has signed memoranda of agreement (MoAs) with five strategic partners as part of its quest to deliver excellent services to customers and port users.

MPA chairman Paulus Palu Gumbang performed the signing yesterday between MPA and Shin Yang Shipping Sdn Bhd, Logistik Serimas Sdn Bhd, Leesing Logistic (E.M.) Sdn Bhd, Pantai Bayu Indah Sdn Bhd and Koperasi Miriport Bhd.

“This event signifies close collaboration between the private sector and the government. I must reiterate my thanks to our four strategic partners, namely Shin Yang Shipping, Logistik Serimas, Leesing Logistic and Pantai Bayu Indah for having consented to collaborate with Miri Port in using your
respective facilities in the handling of the crew, supplies, cargo and other logistical services to port users.

“Congratulation also to Koperasi Miriport Bhd for being awarded the contract on the provision of stevedorage service to MPA’s cargo-handling activities,” Paulus, who is Batu Danau assemblyman, spoke at the ceremony.

At the same time, he thanked the Customs Department for approving the strategic partners’ respective jetties as bonded areas, along with part of Miri Port’s facilities and areas of jurisdiction, which would enable MPA to load and discharge cargoes for export-and-import activities accordingly.

Paulus noted that such collaborations and gestures would further enhance and
boost the confidence of customers and investors in Miri economy.

“While this is an interim solution in facilitating the northern region’s trade pending the government’s decision to provide a deeper access channel at Kuala Baram, this shows the government’s seriousness and initiatives to ease doing business in Miri.

“I strongly believe this arrangement would help facilitate economic growth and development in the northern region, especially Miri Division.

“Kudos to MPA’s management team for the initiatives taken and for forging strategic collaboration with the industry’s sectors, with the objective of adhering and meeting their needs,” he added.

Paulus pointed out that this strategic collaboration with port users and partners also showed Miri Port’s commitment in providing its services to meet the needs and requirements of customers.

The arrangement, to commence Nov 1 this year, would be able to temporarily handle containers or other vessels and logistical services for local feeder services plying to other ports in the region.

Constrained by the shallow access channel at Kuala Baram, MPA has been operating at five centres of operations by providing the crew and supplying vessel-handling services, containers and other general cargo vessels, at various private jetties along Miri River, besides operating at its facilities in Kuala Baram.

In its quest to provide quality, safe and certified service delivery to customers, MPA’s management systems are certified with Quality Management System (QMS) ISO 9001:2015; Environmental Management System (EMS) ISO 14001:2015; Occupational, Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS) ISO 45001:2018; and ISPS Code compliance to enable it to meet customers’ requirements as far as quality and safety management systems are concerned.

The aforementioned systems shall be extended to all the private jetties managed by the Miri Port, as a way forward in the near future.

Present at the ceremony yesterday were MPA port advisor William Jinep of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Ports Development, MPA general manager Serawa Budol, Logistik Serimas managing director Dato Sri Ling Ting Lik, Shin Yang Shipping executive director Ling Chiong Sing, Leesing Logistic (E.M.) managing director Ting Ka Hing, Pantai Bayu Indah managing director Troy Yaw and Koperasi Miriport Bhd president Vensent Ganang.