POIC Logistics is a wholly-owned subsidiary of POIC Sabah Sdn Bhd, the developer of the Lahad Datu palm oil industrial cluster (POIC Lahad Datu) which is the driving force behind Sabah State's desire to industrialise its oil palm sector.
With the expected commissioning of the container terminal in 2018, POIC Logistics will earn the distinction as the operator of the most comprehensive port infrastructure in one location in Sabah. POIC Port has a dry bulk terminal, liquid terminal and a barge landing which are in operation.
POIC Lahad Datu was set up by the Sabah State government in 2005 to take advantage of the 1.5 million hectares of oil palm plantations. Together with neighbouring Sarawak state and the Indonesian provinces in Kalimantan, Borneo island is potentially the single largest location producing the world's largest quantity of palm oil.
Malaysia and Indonesia combine to account for about 85% of the global palm oil output. Most of these will be produced in Sabah, Sarawak and Kalimantan, which are territories within the BIMP-EAGA (Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asean Growth Area).
POIC Port's proximity to these territories and other resource-rich areas such as Sulawesi, Irian Jaya, the maritime resources of the Celebes Sea, Sulu Sea and the shipping potential of the Lombok-Makassar Straits makes it the port of choice for the region. Accordingly, POIC Lahad Datu aims to be the regional hub for vegetable oils, logistics, fertilizers and trans-shipment of this vibrant region.
The POIC Port, with its natural deep harbour (upwards of 20 metres), is a key factor for investors to capture the numerous new and enormous opportunities related to oil palm, biomass, shipping, oil & gas, manufacturing, logistics and other resource-based industries.
Our modern port facilities complement the strategic location of POIC Lahad Datu making it an ideal investment destination for palm oil-related industries, and a staging post for moving products - raw or processed - out to the global market.