On 1 January , the Government of Malaysia implemented a national cabotage policy with an aim to protect and promote a strong national. Malaysia’s cabotage policy was lifted in June Credit: Westports. Malaysia’s liberalisation of the cabotage rule has hurt local. Malaysia Shipowners’ Association called for review of the cabotage policy in Malaysia, noting that it did not reduce the price of goods and is.

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Stay updated with our FREE newsletter: This has certainly been true in the offshore shipping industry. Meanwhile, on the RM3 billion transportation development fund announced by the previous government in BudgetAbdul Hak said no details on the fund have been divulged makaysia the maritime fraternity.

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Malaysia consists of three federal territories and thirteen states located in Peninsula Malaysia bordering Thailand and East Malaysia in the island of Borneo bordering Brunei and Indonesia.

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Malaysia Shipowners’ Association: Cabotage policy should be reconsidered

We can caboyage shipping companies from China ferrying cargo from East Malaysia to West Malaysia, filling the vacancy left by Malaysian companies that closed shop,” he said. The master, owner or agent of any ship which contravenes these provisions will be guilty of an offence and upon conviction be liable to a fine.

No new info on kidnapped trio. In the carriage of containerised transhipment cargo between certain ports in Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia was allowed. In-house corporate counsel and other users of legal services, as well as law firm partners, qualify for a free subscription.

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For Malaysian ships, licences may be cabotate either with or without conditions for a period of between 6 months to 2 years. Training and certification requirements for ships in Polar Waters. Rotterdam constructs a floating solar park in Rijnhaven. NYK secures green loan for its first methanol-fueled chemical tanker.

Leave a reply Cancel reply Your email poljcy will not be published. Abdul Hak said low minimum salary and weak regulations onboard the ship and vessel specification in the countries of origin also played a cabotagw in the flood of foreign ships in Malaysian waters, some of which were unsafe and not seaworthy.

Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. The MSO further provides that only a Malaysian ship may engage in domestic shipping. Critics of the policy, mainly from East Malaysia, have claimed that it has led the costs of goods in Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan to surge, due to the high freight rates and additional transhipment rates.


However, the Sarawak and Sabah Ship Owners Association SSSA is of the view that the Malaysian shipping industry will greatly suffer from the lifing of the cabotage policy, as neighbouring countries and foreign-owned vessels will now be able to service the domestic cargo route, especially the route to East Malaysia.

MPA Singapore clarifies position on territorial waters. According to the minister, although the previous rules may maaysia been acceptable in the past, the ports in East Malaysia are not better equipped. Challenges in the healthcare for crew members. Amin told local media. He said a number of local shipping companies were struggling and some ended up winding up their business due to unfair competition.

It is recognised however that in some cases there may be insufficient Malaysian ships to meet domestic demand. Rally behind new govt: However, he said imposing application guidelines for the fund, like building cabotagr ships locally which will lead to job creation for the local shipbuilding and ship repairing industry, should be considered. In there was a partial liberalisation of the policy allowing the carriage of containerised transhipment cargo between certain ports in Peninsula Malaysia and East Malaysia and more recently, in an exception was made for passenger cruise ships.

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