Oil Palm Industry Economic Journal Vol. 15 (2) September 2015 p. 21-27

Bulking Installations in Malaysia: Their Issues and Challenges Relating to the Palm Oil Industry

Ali Zulhusni Ali Nordin* and Aimi Shahirah Mohd Fadzil*
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Bulking installations are facilities for the storage of crude and refined palm oils in port tanks until they are ready to be piped directly into the tankers which berth at nearby jetties in the port. This study covers six regions, namely, the southern region, central region, northern region, east coast region as well as Sabah and Sarawak. The purpose of the article is to provide information regarding the export trends of bulking installation facilities in Malaysia. The method used in the study is faceto-face interviews and a survey to determine the issues and challenges faced by the various bulking installation facilities. The major issues and challenges faced during the handling of transshipment cargo were determined from all the interviews and field visits undertaken, especially in the northern region. It was found that different issues and challenges were faced by the operators of bulking installation facilities in the different regions.

Keywords: bulking installation facilities, palm oil logistics, palm oil

About Post Author

* Malaysian Palm Oil Board,
6 Persiaran Institusi,
Bandar Baru Bangi,
43000 Kajang, Selangor,

E-mail: alizulhusni@mpob.gov.my