Labuan to host Asia’s largest ship-to-ship transfer hub, says Dr Wee


PETALING JAYA: For the primary time in historical past, Labuan may have the largest ship-to-ship (STS) transfer hub in Asia, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

The Transport Minister mentioned this can actually profit not solely trade gamers, but additionally the neighborhood and Labuan as an entire.

“This morning, together with Straits Energy Resources Berhad (Straits) chairman Tengku Baharuddin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Mahmud and Labuan Port Authority (LPA) chairman Datuk P Kamalanathan, I witnessed the signing ceremony of the Heads of Agreement (HoA) between Victoria STS (Labuan) Sdn Bhd with Fendercare Marine Asia Pacific Pte Ltd at Grand Dorsett Hotel Labuan.

“The HoA was signed by Victoria STS managing director Benjamin Bernard and Fendercare Marine Regional Manager (Asia Pacific) William Barker.

“Straits, a group currently listed on Bursa Malaysia through its unit, Victoria STS (Labuan) Sdn Bhd, has entered into a HoA with Fendercare Marine (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd, a company listed on the London Stock Exchange, through its parent James Fisher.

“This HoA aims to establish collaboration between both parties in STS services,” he mentioned in a Facebook publish on Friday (May 20).

On July 12 final yr, Straits obtained permission from the Malaysian Marine Department to develop the largest hub in Asia at Victoria Bay Port Limit, Labuan.

Meanwhile, Dr Wee congratulated Straits below the management of Tengku Baharuddin and Fendercare Marine (Asia Pacific) on the three way partnership.

“I am confident that both parties can ensure that the existence of Asia’s largest STS hub can benefit the people and the country,” he mentioned.

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