Sunday, September 7, 2008

SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY IN THE EAST COAST ECONOMIC REGION (ECER)

SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY IN THE EAST COAST ECONOMIC REGION (ECER)

OVERVIEW


The Third Industrial Masterplan (IMP3) has identified the Shipbuilding Industry as one of the main strategic industry for the country’s development. In 2005, it provided employment opportunities to 20,250 people and contributed RM 2.21 billion to the nation’s export. Between 1996 and 2005, the sector recorded an average growth rate of 10.1 per cent per annum.

To boost its growth and development, the IMP has outlined several strategic thrust for the Malaysian Shipbuilding Industry:

- Enhancing domestic capabilities in the building of smaller vessels, ship repairing and maintenance activities;
- Intensifying the upgrading of skills and engineering capabilities;
- Strengthening the infrastructure and supporting facilities;
- Strengthening the institutional supports; and
- Expanding activities in the fabrication of offshore structures

There are currently seventy (70) shipyards in Malaysia engaging in the following activities:

- Construction of ocean-going vessels, tug boats, patrol vessels, supply vessels, fishing vessels, landing crafts, passenger ferries and boats, small tankers and leisure crafts;
- Construction of offshore structures for the oil and gas industries;
- Ship repairing, maintenance, upgrading, overhauling and refurbishing of vessels;
- Conversions of ships;
- Heavy engineering; and
- Fabrication of offshore structures, steel structures and cranes.

The six main shipyards in Malaysia in term of capacity in buildings of merchant ships are Malaysian Marine Heavy Engineering (MMHE), Boustead, Sabah Shipyard, Ramunia, Sasacom and Muhibbah.

The other shipyards operate on a small-scale basis mainly for the local market and usage in the shallow waters.



In 2005, Malaysia imported RM3.2 billion worth of various marine transport products compared with RM2.2billion worth of exports, mainly contributed by petroleum production platforms. Major imports items, including cruise ships, ferry boats and cargo barges, accounted for a staggering RM2.2 billion of the total imports.

Apart from its regional counterparts such as Singapore, ROK, Japan as well as China, Malaysia also facing increased competition from Vietnam and Thailand that offer lower labour cost.

Among the challenges facing the local shipyards are manpower problems, rising operational costs, excess capacity and limited capabilities.

Source: Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA)

THE EAST COAST BOAT BUILDING INDUSTRY

In the East Coast Economic Region, the boatbuilding industries are clustered in Tok Bali and Pengkalan Kubor (Kelantan), Cukai and Pulau Duyong (Terengganu) and Nenasi (Pahang).

The boat building industry can be divided into traditional boat making (wood-based) and modern boats. The types of boats include tugboats and barges for the oil and gas industry; patrol and defense boats for the state governments; and luxury boats.

Currently, there are 26 companies in the industry with 583 workers as opposed to 13,272 boat repairers and builders nationwide. The industry also recorded net revenue of RM 117.8 million or 4.13 per cent from the RM2.85 billion net revenue nationwide.

Source: The ECER Masterplan



PRESENT MAIN COMPANIES IN THE ECER

• Tok Bali Dockyard & Engineering Sdn Bhd
• Geliga Slipway Sdn Bhd
• MSET Shipbuilding Corporation Sdn Bhd
• Kay Marine Sdn Bhd
• Prospect Dockyard Sdn. Bhd.

Source: Association of Marine Industries Malaysia (AMIM)



ISSUES IN THE INDUSTRY

• Government Support
o More visionary and comprehensive policies
o More investment in R&D
o Simplified procedures / one window agency
• Insufficient Skilled Workforce
o Education institutions to offer more marine courses
• Outsource Marine Equipment Suppliers
o Lead time, currency fluctuations and shipment costs
• Cost of Raw Materials
o 70 – 80 per cent of raw materials are imported
• Constraint in Expansion
o Problems in finding suitable land, skilled workforce and capital
• Government Vessel Repair Tariff is not reviewed since 2003.

Source: Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA)

List of Companies:

TOK BALI DOCKYARD & ENGINEERING SDN BHD
Lot 1190, Kg Pak Mayong
Tok Bali Semerak
16700, Pasir Putih
Kelantan
Tel : 09 – 7788 223 / 224
Fax : 09 – 7781 121
E-mail : tokbali1@tm.net.my
Contact person: YM Tg. Kamarul Bahrim b Tg.Kamarulzaman / En. Hashim
Web: http://www.tobalidockyard.com/aboutus.htm

GELIGA SLIPWAY SDN BHD
Lot 1046, Jln Taman Desa Awana
Bukit Kuang, 24000 Kemaman
Terengganu Darul Iman
Tel : 09-859 3673 / 859 6161
Fax : 09-859 4869
Email : wiskandar@sumaigroup.com
Contact person : En Wan Iskandar b. Wan Sulaiman / En. Sabri
Web: http://www.sumaigroup.com/gprofile.html

MSET Shipbuilding Corporation Sdn Bhd
No.19, Jalan Hiliran
Pulau Kambing
20700 Kuala Terengganu
Terengganu Darul Iman
Tel : 09-622 3700
Fax : 09-623 2844
Puan Wawa (wawa@mset.com.my)
http://www.mset.com.my/msetsb/philosophy.html

KAY MARINE SDN BHD
Lot 2650 & 2651
Bukit Tumbuh
PO Box 92
20100, Kuala Terengganu
Terengganu
T: 09 – 666 5855 /66
F: 09 – 666 5811
E: kaym@tm.net.my
W: http://www.kaymarine.com.my/web/

PROSPECT DOCKYARD SDN BHD
Lot 2641, Jalan Rompin (Beside Endau Bridge)
Tanjung Gemok, Endau,
26820 Rompin
Pahang Darul Makmur
Tel : 09 - 413 1868
Fax : 09 - 413 1869
Email : ng5269@tm.net.my
Contact person : Mr. Ng Hong Huat / Puan Ida

BOT TRADISIONAL DUYUNG ENTERPRISE
3609, Kg. Duyong Besar
20100, Kuala Terengganu
Terengganu
T: 019 – 966 2266
Product: Traditional Boats

JOHARI BOAT BUILDERS
3898, Kg. Pulau Ketam
Duyong
20100, Kuala Terengganu
Terengganu
T: 09 – 624 3533
Products: Boat Replicas

PENGKALAN BATU BOATYARD SDN BHD
102B, Jalan Hiliran
20300, Kuala Terengganu
T: 09 – 622 6684
(MOF – EE Classification)

TUAN HAJI ABDULLAH MUDA (CUSTOM MADE WOODEN YATCH)
3592, Kg. Duyung Besar
20100. Kuala Terengganu
Tel: 09 – 936 9500 / 019 - 9369500
Products: Traditional Boats

KOOY LAI HING
1/1030, Jalan Gambang Batu 3 ½
Kampung Belukar
25150, Kuantan
Pahang
T: 09 – 536 2017 (Ms. Lee)
Products: Kapal Nelayan (Gred A/B)

LIMBUNGAN TIMOR SDN. BHD.
Jalan Hiliran,
Pulau Kambing,
P.O. Box 36,
Kuala Trengganu.
Tel: 09 – 623700
MOF – DD Classification)

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