The delivery of 60 gigantic storage tanks with a combined volume of 10,000 cu m and 500 tonnes in weight from Sepanggar Port to SK Nexilis’ RM4.2 billion copper foil manufacturing plant in Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park (KKIP), Sabah that was scheduled on 6-9 April and 11 April has been postponed following public complaints.
The Sabah Public Works Department announced on its official Facebook that the largest logistic operation in Sabah will be rescheduled after getting approval from relevant agencies.
“The department has received many complaints and grievances from road users on the notice of road closures for the delivery which was scheduled to start on 6 April and expected to be completed on 11 April.
“After taking into account the complaints and considering the impact of traffic congestion during the delivery process, the department would like to inform that the previous notice of road closure is cancelled.
“The process of transporting the cargo is also postponed until the new schedule for the closure is discussed and agreed with the relevant agencies,” it said.
The vessel carrying the storage tanks from South Korea arrived at Sepanggar Port recently.
In preparation for the transport of the storage tanks, the department has issued notices of road closures and power disruption, as well as undertaken road realignment, trees trimming, dismantling of electric poles and cables for the humongous storage tanks to pass through.
The major logistics operation involved two months of planning and meetings among 10 government departments and agencies as well as a logistics company.
The logistics feat is to be undertaken by NCT Group, whose director Ng Vui Chuan had confirmed that the shipment had arrived at Sepanggar Port on 5 April.
He said the storage tanks had been loaded onto trailers and were ready to go at any time.