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Tawau (MYTWU)

Malaysia

General info

address
Wisma Pelabuhan, P.O. box 335, Tawau, Sabah 91007, Malaysia
EMAIL
website
www.portsworld.com/Ports/tawau.htm
phone
6089-773 700
fax
6089-761 808
cororate office
"Wisma SabahPorts Jalan Sapangar, Sapangar Bay P.O. Box 203, Pos Mini Indah Permai 88450 Kota Kinabalu Sabah Malaysia"
ANNUAL CARGO TONNAGE
7 million tones
ANNUAL CONTAINER VOLUME
1 million TEUs

Tawau port is located on the East coast of Sabah. Its strategic location and close proximity to the Kalimantan Borneo is a catalyst for the port business, providing the port with vast business potential. The multipurpose port is equipped with various essential facilities to support the handling of various cargo types. Tawau port is now considered a major port in the East coast for the volume it handles, second to Sandakan port.

Inland service data

Major towns near seaport

Tawau, Semporna, Lahad Datu, Sandakan, Keningau, Ranau, Beaufort, Kinarut, Papar, Putatan, Kota Kinabalu, Kota Belud, Labuan, Kudat, Limbang, Miri, Bintulu, Kapit, Sibu, Sri Aman

Carrier mapping

List of main shipping lines serving the port

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Export requirements

Country Requirements & Restrictions

There are no unique Country Requirements / Restrictions for this port.You can always reach out to us directly in case of any further queries.

Forms & Certificates

There are no unique Forms / Certificates required for this port.You can always reach out to us directly in case of any further queries.

Key Customs Facts

There are no unique customs formalities for this port. You can always reach out to us directly in case of any further queries.

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Country Requirements & Restrictions

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. The following products require specific authorisations: meat, eggs, milk, wine, plants, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, firearms, explosives, medicines and dangerous products. Meat, processed meat products, poultry, eggs and egg products must have a Halal certificate issued by the Department of Islamic Development of Malaysia (JAKIM).

Forms & Certificates

The following documents are required by Malaysian customs for exporting products to Malaysia: Invoice Packing list Delivery letter Leaflet, catalogue or other related documents Insurance certificate, if insured Bill of lading / airway bill Letter of credit (if used) Permit, licenses/ certificates Proof of fare payment A declaration form (Customs Form No. 1) that indicates the number, description of packages/ crates, value, weight, quantity and type of goods and country of origin Completed Custom forms should be submitted to Customs offices at the place where the goods are imported or exported. All duties/ custom taxes imposed on imported goods will need to be paid in advance before the goods can be released. Taxes to be paid include import tax and sales tax.

Key Customs Facts

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