A milestone for Samalaju port

An aerial view of Samalaju Port, a deep-sea port located in Samalaju Industrial Park, Bintulu.

KUCHING: Samalaju Industrial Port Sdn Bhd (SIPSB), one of the subsidiaries of Bintulu Port Holdings Berhad, announced that it had earned International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) certification after an extensive audit of the company’s internal operations.

Being a strategy-focused organisation, SIPSB said it would benchmark itself with best practices and global trends towards enhancing its service delivery profile to all its stakeholders and align itself to the strengthened Occupational Safety and Health Management practices in the parent company, Bintulu Port Holdings Berhad, and its other subsidiaries.

Samalaju Industrial Port embarked on an upgrade of its Occupational Safety and Health Management System Certification from the OHSAS 18001 to the new version of ISO, the 45001: 2018.

Group chief executive officer of Bintulu Port Holdings Berhad, Datuk Mohammad Medan Abdullah said this achievement would become part of continuous efforts to enhance the port’s service level in order to cater to the needs of current Samalaju Industrial Park (SIP) players and the potential industries’ requirements.

“We went through a painstaking and rigorous process of reviewing, revamping and documenting our operational procedures towards obtaining the certification,” he said.

“The decision to work towards these ISO accreditations demonstrates our commitment and portrays a strong message to our stakeholders that we are very serious about delivering operational excellence and ensuring our long-term sustainability based on 3Ps (Profits, People, Planet).”

As a new port, SIPSB, Mohammad Medan added, intended to play its role as a dedicated port service provider to facilitate the growth of the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE).