Country requirement & restriction



Acceptance to Port Klang (Northport), Tanjung Pelepas, Penang, Kuantan, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Bintulu, Sibu and Tawau.
* Import for Tawau is only on named account, please contact +60 3 8026 6690 for details.


Based on equipment types. Actual weight must never exceed the maximum weight that the container can accommodate. Dimension of containers varies between containers series. Weight Acceptance for the following ports are:

1. Northport, Port Klang (MYLPK)

Please visit the Official Website

2. Port of Tanjung Pelepas, Johor Bahru (MYTPP)

Please visit the Official Website and Container Terminal (Yard Capacity/ Storage Capacity/ Equipment)

3. Penang Port, Pulau Pinang (MYPEN)

Please visit the Official Website

4. Kuantan port, Pahang (MYKUA)

5. Sepanggar Port, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (MYBKI)

Facilities: 200 reefer plugs 
Equipment: Crane hire charge payable at the port upon discharge/loading at RM 50/20'; RM 100/40'

Weight Limitation (Gross weight): 25tons/20' 31tons/40'

6. Kuching Port, Sarawak (MYKCH)

Please visit the Official Website

Weight Limitation (Gross weight): 25tons/20' 35tons/40'

7. Bintulu Port, Sarawak (MYBTU)

Please visit the Official Website

Weight Limitation (Gross weight): 25tons/20' 31tons/40'

8. Sibu Port, Sarawak (MYSBW)

Weight Limitation (Gross weight): 25tons/20' 30tons/40'

9. Tawau Port, Sarawak (MYSBW)

Weight Limitation (Gross weight): 25tons/20' 28tons/40'

Note: Weight limitations for Sabah & Sarawak ports due to operational (crane) limitations. Units exceeding the maximum allowed tonnage are not permitted to discharge. As such, the containers will be retained on board & re/unstuffed in Singapore or loaded back to destination with entire reworking cost invoiced to customers accordingly.

Special Cargoes

Out of Gauge, Break Bulk and Dangerous (IMCO) cargo subject to standard Safmarine approval procedures. 
Dangerous Cargo under KPA Group 1 and 2 MUST be cleared DIRECT DELIVERY EX-SHIP unless approved for temporary storage by LPK (DG department).

Dangerous Cargo - Port Klang

All containers with Dangerous Goods should have the “Placard” (also known as DG stickers) affixed on each side of the containers. The total “Placard” per container would be 4 pieces. 
For more information, kindly contact

Booking for Automobile and Personal Effects

Based on local custom's restriction, booking for such commodities can be made only for one container per owner on per bill of lading. Failing such, consignee would not be able to proceed with custom declaration.

Import Restrictions and Non Acceptance

All used computer parts required special permit from Department of Environment Malaysia under Basel Convention Law. Under Basel Convention Law Malaysia restricts the import of hazardous wastes and other wastes for transit, final disposal and recovery. Special permits from Department of Environment Malaysia is compulsory. Cargo without permits will not be accepted during booking/ discharged in Malaysia or retain onboard back to port of loadings at shippers and/or consignees on risk and cost. List of these restricted goods outlined under Annex I to Annex IV

Plastic Scrap Imports to Malaysia

In order to comply with the recent government ruling from the National Solid Waste Management Department of Malaysia, Safmarine will be implementing new procedures on the import of plastic scrap into Malaysia.

To import plastic scrap cargo into Malaysia,

  • The consignee will need to provide Safmarine Malaysia a valid Plastic Scrap Import Permit.
  • The shipper and consignee is required to provide a Letter of Indemnity (LOI) to Safmarine
  • Safmarine will share the Import Permit with the local port authority (port authority will only allow the discharge of cargo once the Import Permit is validated)
  • The consignee is required to provide a Letter of Confirmation on ownership of cargo to the port authority.

Shipments without the requirements mentioned above will not be allowed to discharge from vessel at Malaysian terminals.

Should you have any questions to the above, please do not hesitate to contact

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