COVID-19 Updates - Malaysia

Published by Sealand Asia on 26 March 2020

We would like to share with you the latest updates related to the outbreak of COVID-19 and any impact to Sealand Asia’s operations in Malaysia.


Our leadership teams, as well as management in all other areas where cases of COVID-19 have been identified, are closely monitoring the situation as part of our strong commitment to ensure the safety of our employees whilst working towards mitigating any possible impact to our customers’ operations.


Please bookmark this advisory page where you will always find the latest update for Malaysia!


APRIL 13, 2020


General Update:


Malaysia will extend Restricted Movement Order until 28th April 2020. This entails closure of all non-essential Government and Private premises. Transportation and Ports fall under Essential Services.


Office and Counter Service:


Being identified as Essential Services, Sealand Malaysia continues to operate business as usual. SAS Malaysia counter operating hours adjusted to 10.00am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 3.30pm


Ports/Terminals/Depots:


West Malaysia
Ports & terminals operational with added health screening procedures for vessels.
Depots in Penang & Port Klang have amended operating hours, other depots are operating as normal. Please refer to below for depots that have amended operating hours:




Sarawak
Bintulu:
• Added new health screening procedures for vessels – includes temperature screening, sanitary inspection before berthing application


Kuching:
• Kuching port is providing free storage for non-essential business between 18th-31st March 2020
• Additional precaution measures added – Shipping agents to declare last 10 port of calls 48hrs before vessel ETA. Screening process in place prior discharging or loading activities.


Sabah
Tawau:
• Additional precaution measures added – All vessels from China or have called China ports between 14-20 days prior arriving Tawau will be subjected to temperature scan before cargo operation


Kota Kinabalu:
• Additional precaution measures added – All vessels from China or have called China ports between 14-20 days prior arriving Kota Kinabalu will be subjected to temperature scan before cargo operation


Sandakan:
• Additional precaution measures added – All vessels from China will need to declare crews’ health and temperature 48hrs prior arriving Sandakan. Onboard crews temperature will be taken and check before allowing berthing


Truck Situation:


Movement of goods are limited to Essential Products approved by Malaysia’s Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI). Non-essential goods may move only with MITI’s approval.

Singapore and Malaysia border remains open with additional health & safety measures in place



MARCH 30, 2020


Ports/Terminals/Depots:


West Malaysia
Ports & terminals operational with added health screening procedures for vessels.
Depots in Penang & Port Klang have amended operating hours, other depots are operating as normal. Please refer to below for depots that have amended operating hours:



Sarawak
Bintulu:
• Added new health screening procedures for vessels – includes temperature screening, sanitary inspection before berthing application


Kuching:
• Kuching port is providing free storage for non-essential business between 18th-31st March 2020
• Additional precaution measures added – Shipping agents to declare last 10 port of calls 48hrs before vessel ETA. Screening process in place prior discharging or loading activities.


Sabah
Tawau:
• Additional precaution measures added – All vessels from China or have called China ports between 14-20 days prior arriving Tawau will be subjected to temperature scan before cargo operation


Kota Kinabalu:
• Additional precaution measures added – All vessels from China or have called China ports between 14-20 days prior arriving Kota Kinabalu will be subjected to temperature scan before cargo operation


Sandakan:
• Additional precaution measures added – All vessels from China will need to declare crews’ health and temperature 48hrs prior arriving Sandakan. Onboard crews temperature will be taken and check before allowing berthing



Process Changes/Alternative Solutions/Other reminders for EXPORT and IMPORT:


There are currently no changes to our import and export processes.



MARCH 31, 2020


Ports/Terminals/Depots:


West Malaysia
Ports & terminals operational with added health screening procedures for vessels.
Depots in Penang & Port Klang have amended operating hours, other depots are operating as normal. Please refer to below for depots that have amended operating hours:




MARCH 30, 2020


Ports/Terminals/Depots:


West Malaysia
Ports & terminals operational with added health screening procedures for vessels.
Depots in Penang & Port Klang have amended operating hours, other depots are operating as normal. Please refer to below for depots that have amended operating hours:



Sarawak
Bintulu:
• Added new health screening procedures for vessels – includes temperature screening, sanitary inspection before berthing application


Kuching:
• Kuching port is providing free storage for non-essential business between 18th-31st March 2020
• Additional precaution measures added – Shipping agents to declare last 10 port of calls 48hrs before vessel ETA. Screening process in place prior discharging or loading activities.


Sabah
Tawau:
• Additional precaution measures added – All vessels from China or have called China ports between 14-20 days prior arriving Tawau will be subjected to temperature scan before cargo operation


Kota Kinabalu:
• Additional precaution measures added – All vessels from China or have called China ports between 14-20 days prior arriving Kota Kinabalu will be subjected to temperature scan before cargo operation


Sandakan:
• Additional precaution measures added – All vessels from China will need to declare crews’ health and temperature 48hrs prior arriving Sandakan. Onboard crews temperature will be taken and check before allowing berthing



Process Changes/Alternative Solutions/Other reminders for EXPORT and IMPORT:


There are currently no changes to our import and export processes.



MARCH 26, 2020


General Status:


Malaysia will extend Restricted Movement Order until 14th April 2020. This entails closure of all non-essential Government and Private premises (transportation and ports fall under Essential services).


Our Office and Counter Service:


Being identified as Essential services, Sealand Malaysia continues to operate business as usual.

Sealand Malaysia counter operating hours have been adjusted to 10.00am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 3.30pm


Ports/Terminals/Depots:


West Malaysia
Ports & terminals operational with added health screening procedures for vessels.
Depots in Penang & Port Klang have amended operating hours


Sarawak
Bintulu:
• Added new health screening procedures for vessels  – includes temperature screening, sanitary inspection before berthing application


Kuching:
• Kuching port is providing free storage for non-essential business between 18th-31st March 2020
• Additional precaution measures added – Shipping agents to declare last 10 port of calls 48hrs before vessel ETA. Screening process in place prior discharging or loading activities


Sabah
Tawau:
• Additional precaution measures added – All vessels from China or have called China ports between 14-20 days prior arriving Tawau will be subjected to temperature scan before cargo operation


Kota Kinabalu:
• Additional precaution measures added – All vessels from China or have called China ports between 14-20 days prior arriving Kota Kinabalu will be subjected to temperature scan before cargo operation


Sandakan:
• Additional precaution measures added – All vessels from China will need to declare crews’ health and temperature 48hrs prior arriving Sandakan. Onboard crews temperature will be taken and check before allowing berthing



Trucking Situation:


Movement of goods are limited to Essential Products approved by Malaysia’s Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI). Non-essential goods may move only with MITI’s approval.


Singapore and Malaysia border remains open with additional health & safety measures in place.


Process Changes/Alternative Solutions/Other reminders for EXPORT and IMPORT:


Movement of goods are limited to Essential Products approved by Malaysia’s Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI). Non-essential goods may move only with MITI’s approval.


MARCH 27, 2020


General Status:


Malaysia will extend Restricted Movement Order until 14th April 2020. This entails closure of all non-essential Government and Private premises (transportation and ports fall under Essential services).


Our Office and Counter Service:


Being identified as Essential Services, Sealand Malaysia continues to operate business as usual.

SAS Malaysia counter operating hours adjusted to 10.00am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 3.30pm


Ports/Terminals/Depots:


West Malaysia
Ports & terminals operational with added health screening procedures for vessels.
Depots in Penang & Port Klang have amended operating hours. Other depots are operating as normal. Please refer to below for depots that have amended operating hours:


MAL-COVID-SCHED

Sarawak
Bintulu:
• Added new health screening procedures for vessels  – includes temperature screening, sanitary inspection before berthing application


Kuching:
• Kuching port is providing free storage for non-essential business between 18th-31st March 2020
• Additional precaution measures added – Shipping agents to declare last 10 port of calls 48hrs before vessel ETA. Screening process in place prior discharging or loading activities


Sabah
Tawau:
• Additional precaution measures added – All vessels from China or have called China ports between 14-20 days prior arriving Tawau will be subjected to temperature scan before cargo operation


Kota Kinabalu:
• Additional precaution measures added – All vessels from China or have called China ports between 14-20 days prior arriving Kota Kinabalu will be subjected to temperature scan before cargo operation


Sandakan:
• Additional precaution measures added – All vessels from China will need to declare crews’ health and temperature 48hrs prior arriving Sandakan. Onboard crews temperature will be taken and check before allowing berthing



Process Changes/Alternative Solutions/Other reminders for EXPORT and IMPORT:


There are currently no changes to our import and export processes.



MARCH 26, 2020


General Status:


Malaysia will extend Restricted Movement Order until 14th April 2020. This entails closure of all non-essential Government and Private premises (transportation and ports fall under Essential services).


Our Office and Counter Service:


Being identified as Essential services, Sealand Malaysia continues to operate business as usual.

Sealand Malaysia counter operating hours have been adjusted to 10.00am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 3.30pm


Ports/Terminals/Depots:


West Malaysia
Ports & terminals operational with added health screening procedures for vessels.
Depots in Penang & Port Klang have amended operating hours


Sarawak
Bintulu:
• Added new health screening procedures for vessels  – includes temperature screening, sanitary inspection before berthing application


Kuching:
• Kuching port is providing free storage for non-essential business between 18th-31st March 2020
• Additional precaution measures added – Shipping agents to declare last 10 port of calls 48hrs before vessel ETA. Screening process in place prior discharging or loading activities


Sabah
Tawau:
• Additional precaution measures added – All vessels from China or have called China ports between 14-20 days prior arriving Tawau will be subjected to temperature scan before cargo operation


Kota Kinabalu:
• Additional precaution measures added – All vessels from China or have called China ports between 14-20 days prior arriving Kota Kinabalu will be subjected to temperature scan before cargo operation


Sandakan:
• Additional precaution measures added – All vessels from China will need to declare crews’ health and temperature 48hrs prior arriving Sandakan. Onboard crews temperature will be taken and check before allowing berthing



Trucking Situation:


Movement of goods are limited to Essential Products approved by Malaysia’s Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI). Non-essential goods may move only with MITI’s approval.


Singapore and Malaysia border remains open with additional health & safety measures in place.


Process Changes/Alternative Solutions/Other reminders for EXPORT and IMPORT:


Movement of goods are limited to Essential Products approved by Malaysia’s Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI). Non-essential goods may move only with MITI’s approval.


We are in constant communication with our customers to optimize the deployment of available resources. Rest assured that we are making every effort to maximize our capacity to support your needs.


We will keep you updated of any changes to the current situation.


Should you have any concern and/or queries, please feel free to contact your Sealand Local Representative, we will be happy to assist you.


Yours sincerely,

Sealand – A Maersk Company Asia