Brunei – Ports
Muara Port as the Brunei Darussalam's main gateway for
international trade is strategically located to serve the developing economies
of the region. In fact, more than 90% of Brunei Darussalam's import and export
(except oil and gas) are channeled through Muara Port.
Muara Port was first used for commercial purpose in 1973,
managed by the Royal Custom and Excise Department. In 1974, Ports Department
was commissioned and took over the management and operation from the Royal
Customs and Excise Department in 1986.
Between 1984 to 1994, Muara Port provided basic
infrastructure to enable vessel to berth, load and unload their cargo, such as
the wharf, transit warehouses, cargo handling equipment as well as long term
During 1994 to 2004, Muara Port constructed a 250m length,
12.5m draught dedicated Container Terminal. The facilities available at the
Terminal are container handling equipment such as Panamax-size Quay Cranes,
forklifts, a container yard, reefer station and a Container Freight Station.
PSA Muara operated, managed and maintained the new Container Terminal from
November 2000 to March 2007. The terminal was then operated by an interim
operator before a contract was signed with New Muara Container Terminal Sdn Bhd
to operate and maintain the terminal from 2009 until present.
Between 2004 to 2014, Ports Department upgraded other
facilities which includes the Serasa Passenger Terminal and Car Ferry Terminal
which aims at establishing sea linkages and transport connectivity, a new Kuala
Belait Port building, three (3) Inland Container Depots facilities at Muara,
Sungai Tujuh and Kuala Lurah which were built to encourage transit activities
and aims to expand its hinterland activities and to intensify logistics and
distribution activities as well as to serve as a point for the regional
consolidation and distribution activities as well as a new building for the
Wharf and Passenger Jetty, Bangar, Temburong to cater for the passengers
travelling to and from Temburong district. Ports Department also took over the
services of providing Tug and Pilot from the Marine Department.
Over the past 20 years, Muara Port has been expanded to
cater to the growth in trade import and export with considerable infrastructure
development to increase port efficiency and productivity, enhanced through
installation of equipment and technology such as ePort system. A variety of
services have been introduced, which leads to a greater participation of the
Now, the Ports Department provides and operates port
services and facilities with a strong commitment towards building a customer
oriented service ports industry with efficient and sustainable ports services
and facilities. Muara Port – Your Next Port of Call.
Pilotage - Pilotage Services are provided by Ports Department. It
is compulsory for all vessels 25 metres length overall alongside (l.o.a) and
above entering or leaving the port water limits.
Tug services for berthing and unberthing of vessels are also provided by
Ports Department. All tugboats are fully equipped with fire fighting
Mooring services are provided on a 3-shift basis with 6 men per shift.