Sabah Ports Sdn. Bhd. warmly welcomed the visit of YB Dato' Sri Liow Tiong Lai, Minister of Transport Malaysia and delegation on the 16th February 2017. The Minister, who earlier on attended the opening ceremony of the Sabah Port Forum, was briefed on the operations and background of Sabah Ports Sdn. Bhd. and its holding company, Suria Capital Holdings Berhad.
The Minister expressed the intention of the Malaysian government to assist the transhipment hub initiative for Sapangar Bay Container Port. To date, a total of RM 1.027 billion federal fund has bee allocated for the transhipment hub initiative. YB Dato' Sri Liow Tiong Lai also spoke about liberalising the Cabotage Policy for Sabah, an effort that is expected to greatly contribute to the SBCP expansion plan and transhipment hub status of the said port.