The newly-formed Labuan Economic Sector Coalition (LESC) on Saturday (14 August) issued an official statement commenting on the latest maritime standard operation procedures (SOP) for Labuan, Malaysia.
LESC members comprises of various associations and business organisations including the Labuan Freight Forwarder Association, Sabah Shipping Agent Association, Malaysia Offshore Support Vessels Owners Association (MOSVA), Malaysia Shipowners’ Association (MASA), Petronas, Labuan Shipyard & Engineering, Megah Port Management, Asian Supply Base, Sabah Flour & Feed Mills and Antara Steel.
Bunkering publication Manifold Times earlier reported LESC expressing grave concerns on the prospects facing Labuan due to unfair application of new SOP requirements, which are causing shipping firms and related major economic sectors to slow down or completely halt their activities on the island.
Published: 16 August, 2021
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