Biport Bulkers Sdn Bhd (BBSB) is the newest gem of Bintulu Port Holdings Berhad (BHB) after Bintulu Port Sdn Bhd (BPSP). Both companies are a wholly owned subsidiary of Bintulu Port Holdings Berhad. BBSB was established to manage and operate a vegetable oil bulking terminal to cater for ever growing palm oil industries in the state of Sarawak, Malaysia. BBSB is currently the only company specializing in the storage and the main outlets for vegetable oils in Sarawak.
Palm oils history at Bintulu dated back in 1986, where the first refinery was built adjacent to Bintulu Port with the export and import of the oils being facilitated by Bintulu Port through pipelines stretching along its general cargo wharves ad container terminal at the 1st Inner Harbour. Being the only distribution outlets in the state of Sarawak to the outside world and still remain so at this moment, palm oil products handled through Bintulu Port grew from 23,000 tonnes in 1986 to 1 million in 2004. The growth in throughput is a testimony of the strategic role played by Bintulu Port in supporting the industry. With the government current emphasis on the development of palm oil industry throughout the country, especially in the state of Sarawak, throughput handled through Bintulu Port is set to breach 1.2 million tones in 2005.
In furthering its support to the industry and in tandem with the impending developments. BHB took another step forward with the formation of Biport Bulkers Sdn. Bhd. To manage and operate a vegetable oil bulking terminal that aims to provide a safe, efficient, quality and affordable storage solutions for the industry.
Built at the cost of RM66 millions on a 15 acres site, BBSB’s bulking terminal is equipped with modern and state of the art facilities. Its facilities consisted of multi-sized tanks of various capacities to cater for different needs and requirements of individual companies. Each tanks farm is segregated from one another and designed with a dedicated pipeline system to ensure optimum security and efficiency during handling of the oils. To facilitate the export and import operations, a dedicated jetty was build adjacent to the terminal. The jetty, which can accommodate 2 vessels of various sizes and lengths at any one tome, is owned, managed and operated by Bintulu Port Sdn. Bhd.
By: Bintulu Port Sdn. Bhd.