Bintulu (MYBTU)

Port Code MYBTU City Bintulu
Port Name Bintulu Country/Region Malaysia
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Main Port

Introduction of Bintulu (MYBTU)


Bintulu Port (Port of Bintulu), located in the central point of West Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and Sabah, from West Malaysia, Singapore, Manila, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Shanghai, Ho Chi Minh City, Tokyo, etc. It only takes 3 to 8 days to come to Bintulu Port. After the goods arrive at Bintulu Port, they are transported by land to various parts of Sarawak, Sabah and neighboring Brunei. In order to meet the development needs, Bintulu Port began to build an international container terminal in 1996 and was put into use in June 1999. The terminal has a high-altitude container container transportation center, and the business volume has increased year by year after operation. In addition, under the Ninth Malaysia Plan (2006-2010), the biggest goal of Bintulu Port is to become a world-class LNG port.

Bintulu Port-Basic Information

  • Bintulu Port is located in the middle of the coast of Sarawak, Malaysia, at the busy center of the Middle East and European shipping lines. Bintulu Port is an all-weather port. It was put into use on January 1, 1983. In January 1993, in order to cater to Malaysia's privatization policy, Bintulu Port Co., Ltd. was established to replace the original port bureau. The 3 LNG plants under the Malaysian LNG Company Limited are located in the Bintulu Kidulong Heavy Industry Zone, and are the single largest LNG plants in the world. Bintulu Port Co., Ltd. has built three LNG terminals for natural gas import and export. In 2005, the import and export of liquefied natural gas from the above-mentioned terminals reached 44,519,830 tons. Malaysia LNG Co., Ltd. is the largest customer of Bintulu Port.
  • As the demand for LNG in the world market continues to increase, Malaysia LNG Co., Ltd. will continue to expand its production capacity and supply, which will drive Bintulu Port to achieve greater development.

Bintulu Port-History

  • Bintulu Port is located in the center of Sarawak geographically and is a place under the jurisdiction of the early Sultan of Brunei. After Sarawak was ruled by the British colonial government in 1841, James Block, Sarawak's first raider, became the governor of Sarawak. When Bintulu Port was still the territory of Brunei in 1861, the Sultan of Brunei ceded Bintulu Port to the British colonial government.
  • Historical records: On September 8, 1867, the British colonial government held the first Sarawak State Legislative Assembly meeting in Bintulu Port, and the relevant place was in the existing urban Bintulu Port Development Bureau Shahida Business Center , To write a glorious page for Bintulu Port.
  • Bintulu Port was originally one of the counties in Miri Province, and then under vigorous development, Bintulu Port is thriving. On August 31, 1986, the Sarawak government announced at the National Day celebration in Bintulu Port that Bintulu Port was promoted to a province and became the ninth province of Sarawak.
  • Bintulu Port has two sub-counties, namely Tadao County and Sebaho Sub-Counties, both of which are under the jurisdiction of Bintulu Port Development Bureau.
  • Bintulu Port was only a small fishing village in the early days, and its economic development relied solely on the fishing industry and timber industry. After Bintulu Port was found to be rich in natural resources such as kerosene and petroleum, Bintulu Port was transformed into a world-famous industrial town. The rapid development of Bintulu Port is really impressive.

Bintulu Port-Port Economy

  • Bintulu Deepwater Seaport is the first deepwater seaport bureau in the state that is open 24 hours a day, and it has advanced facilities. The deep-water seaport terminal is mainly built to meet Bintulu's long-term development needs and to build a long-term plan for the increase of import and export goods. The deep-water seaport terminal is mainly used to process natural gas into liquid for export. Others include urea fertilizer, petrochemical products, glass sand liquid, and wood material products. The terminal also has high-altitude racking facilities to handle containers.
  • For Malaysian Liquefied Natural Gas (MLNG), National Petroleum Corporation accounted for 60%, Clam Standard and Mitsubishi Corporation each accounted for 17.5% and the Sarawak State Government accounted for 5%. The natural liquefied gas plant has built a third plant, and plans to build a fourth plant are also underway. The buyers are mainly Tokyo Electric Power Company and Tokyo Gas Company, and Bintulu has the largest natural gas production in the world.
  • As for the Donghe Bintulu Urea Fertilizer Plant, construction began on June 7, 1982 and was completed in October 1985. The company is the second fertilizer plant jointly operated by the ASEAN countries, and the first is located in Aceh, Indonesia. The fertilizer plant uses natural gas from the Ruconia gas well overseas as the main raw material, and processed it into urea fertilizer.
  • The Bintulu Donghe Urea Fertilizer Plant cost 770 million ringgits and is jointly operated by five Asian countries; namely, Petronas accounted for 60%, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia each accounted for 13%. Singapore accounts for one percent. The single largest urea fertilizer plant in Asia can produce 1,500 tons of granular urea fertilizer and 1,000 hectares of liquid ammonia per day, which, in addition to supplying the needs of the Chinese agricultural market, is also exported to countries in Asia and Western Europe.

Bintulu Port-Port Business

  • The CRUD EOIL TERMINAL (Crude Oil Storage Location) was built on the coast of Bintulu Jidulong, which was established in 1979 after the relevant parties discovered its rich storage of oil and natural gas in Luconia, South China Overseas Central District in 1967.
  • The crude oil depot has three huge storage depots, each of which can store 410,000 barrels of crude oil. At the same time, the relevant parties have also built an overseas oil transfer station to supply and import crude oil into the oil tanker and then export it to the country. This crude oil storage is also responsible for supplying natural gas to the liquefied natural gas plant, the power bureau and the urea fertilizer plant as related raw materials. And the world's first Clam Standard Integrated Distillation Plant (SMDS) was also established in Bintulu Jidulong. Known as the world’s first integrated distillation plant, Clam Standard uses natural gas as raw materials to produce high-quality liquid automotive fuel and wax. The cost is nearly 2 billion ringgits, while Clam Standard Petroleum accounts for 60%. Japan Mitsubishi accounted for 20%, and the Sarawak State Government and Petronas accounted for 10% of the joint venture development.
  • The relevant factory uses Bintulu natural gas as a raw material and processes it to produce high-quality, odorless and colorless liquid automobile fuels, such as diesel, foreign oil, wax, etc., and the factory needed one per day when it was first produced in 1952. 100 million cubic feet of gas and an annual output of up to 500,000 tons of petrochemical products. This is the world's first integrated distillery, and Bintulu people are proud of it! Bintulu is also rich in glass sand and exported 359,33 tons of glass sand to Japan in 1988. The factory is located in Bintulu Jidulong Industrial Zone. The company produces high-quality glass sand and ships it to Japan for sale. The latter processes the glass sand before making different glass products.
  • Another water glass factory was also established in Bintulu. The company is a joint venture between Honshu and Japanese companies and uses high-quality glass sand to process and produce "water glass" before exporting to foreign countries.
  • In Bintulu Jidulong Industrial Zone, there is another medium-density fiberboard factory, which cost up to 220 million ringgits. It was appointed by the Chief Minister of Sarawak Batinggi Haji Abdul Taiyima on May 18, 1996. The project presided over the opening.
  • This medium-density fiber plant is a joint venture between China and Japan to produce the best quality fiberboard in the world. Regarding Japan Dajian Institution Co., Ltd. and Dajian (Sarawak) Co., Ltd. accounted for 50%, ITOCHU institutions accounted for 20%, Sarawak Timber Industry Development Authority accounted for 15%, PROEXCEL Co., Ltd. accounted for 10%, and Limbang Trading accounted for 5%.
  • The company produces 100,000 cubic meters of medium-density fiberboard each year, and its main raw material is wood waste. The company's products are sold to the Japanese, Chinese and Taiwanese markets. The MDF plant uses wood waste to produce high-quality recycled products.
  •  The industry in the Bintulu Jidulong Industrial Zone also includes a glue factory (GLUE FACTORY), which produces high-quality glue for use in a plywood factory. There are other medium-sized and small industrial factories in Kiturung, and there are countless plywood factories and wood processing factories in Gemena Industrial Zone.

Bintulu Port-Sister Port

  • Port Klang (PORT KLANG) is located on the south bank of the Klang River estuary on the western coast of the Malay Peninsula, on the east side of the Strait of Malacca. It is the largest port in Malaysia and the outer port of the capital Kuala Lumpur. The hinterland of Port Klang is vast and connected by railway. The throughput in 2005 was 5.54 million TEU (standard containers), an increase of 5.7% over the previous year, ranking 14th in the world. Although in the past few years, the throughput of Port Klang has only increased by 6% annually, it still holds the status of a container hub port in Southeast Asia. In order to meet future shipping needs, the Port Klang Port Authority is preparing to build eight 300-meter berths, which are expected to be completed in 2010.
  • Tanjung Palapas Port (TANJUNG PELEPAS) In 2000, the port of Tanjung Palapas could not be found among the top 100 container ports in the world. However, in 2001, this port has jumped to the 26th place among the top 100 container ports. The volume reached 2.05 million TEU, a year-on-year increase of 390%. In 2005, the throughput was 4.17 million TEUs, an increase of 4.2% over the previous year, ranking 19th in the world.
  • Johor Port (JOHOR) Since its establishment in 1975, Johor Port has always been a port with bulk cargo transportation as its main business. The export volume of palm oil from Johor Port ranks first in the world. In 2004, the export volume exceeded 4 million tons. The Port of Johor now has a container terminal with a length of 760 meters , a berth depth of 15 meters, and a container ship of 80,000 dwt, with an annual throughput of more than 800,000 TEUs, all of which realize electronic information data management. The Port of Johor is the third largest container port in Malaysia. The Port of Johor is characterized by multi-purpose. Products, finished products and raw materials of industrial parks within a radius of tens of kilometers are almost all imported and exported from the Port of Johor.

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Summary of MYBTU

Bintulu Port (Port Code: MYBTU) is the busiest port in Sarawak, Malaysia. Bintulu is located 610 kilometres (380 mi) northeast of Kuching, 216 kilometres (134 mi) northeast of Sibu, and 200 kilometres (120 mi) southwest of Miri.
The Bintulu Port Authority was established in 1981. It started port operation in 1983 at Tanjung Kidurong. Following a privatisation exercise, Bintulu Port Sdn Bhd (BPSB) was founded on 23 December 1992 and commenced operation on 1 January 1993. BPA is currently responsible for regulatory exercises and security of the port. Meanwhile, BPSB is responsible for cargo handling at the Bintulu International Container Terminal (BICT). The port also provides Vessel traffic service to shipping vessels. The annual total cargo throughput is 45.4 million tonnes, consisting of 58% LNG and 42% non-LNG products.