POIC Logistics is a wholly-owned subsidiary of POIC Sabah Sdn Bhd, the developer of the POIC Lahad Datu
industrial park and owner of POIC Lahad Datu Port
which combine as a major driving force behind Sabah's desire to industrialise.
With the commissioning of POIC Container Terminal in 2019, POIC Logistics has distinction as the operator of the most comprehensive port infrastructure in one location in Sabah. The Port consists of the container terminal, a dry bulk terminal, a liquid bulk terminal and a barge landing.
The port lies adjacent to POIC Lahad Datu's 4,400 acres industrial land which up to mid-2023 hosts to 60 investments in various industries such as palm oil refineries, fertilizer plants, bio-diesel plants, biomass processing, warehousing, SBE processing plant and logistics operations.
Other facilities such as edible-oil bulking installation and port warehouses for transit and storage is also available.
POIC Lahad Datu was set up in 2005 to take advantage of about 1.5 million hectares of oil palm plantations. Together with neighbouring Sarawak state and the Indonesian provinces in Kalimantan, Borneo island is potentially the single largest location producing the world's largest quantity of palm oil. This promises massive prospects in downstream value-adding.
Malaysia and Indonesia combine to account for about 85% of the global palm oil output. Most of these will be produced in Sabah, Sarawak and Kalimantan, which are territories within the BIMP-EAGA (Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asean Growth Area). This geographical area and its rich resources are increasingly being viewed as a single economic entity with a market of 80 million.
POIC Port's proximity to these territories and other resource-rich areas such as Sulawesi, Irian Jaya, the maritime resources of the Celebes Sea, Sulu Sea and the shipping potential of the Lombok-Makassar Straits makes it the port of choice for the region. Accordingly, POIC Lahad Datu aims to be the regional port and logistics hub for vegetable oils, logistics, fertilizers and trans-shipment of this vibrant region.
The POIC Lahad Datu Port, with its natural deep harbour (upwards of 20 metres), is a key logistical factor as investors to capture the numerous new and enormous opportunities related to oil palm, biomass, shipping, oil & gas, manufacturing, logistics and other resource-based industries.
The modern port facilities complement the strategic location of POIC Lahad Datu within the region, making it an ideal investment destination for palm oil-related industries, and a staging post for moving products - raw or processed - out to the global market.