8 May 2017
MALAYSIA: Compulsory Transhipment Ended for Goods Bound for Sarawak, Sabah and Labuan
Sea freight to and from the states of Sarawak, Sabah and the Federal Territory of Labuan will no longer be required to be transhipped at the Port of Klang. With effect from 1 June, the three places will exempt from the current freight carriage restrictions that permit only Malaysia-flagged ships to convey goods between them and Peninsular Malaysia. Restrictions, however, will continue apply to freight shipments between Labuan and both Sarawak and Sabah.
The previous practice has been discontinued as it led to a higher price of goods and a higher cost of living in both Sarawak and Sabah.