Malaysia to Lift Local Cabotage Regulation

Malaysia has announced that it will abolish its cabotage restrictions on the route between East Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak and Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan) effective June 1, 2017. So far, domestic shipping services that link Peninsular Malaysia with East Malaysia have been operated exclusively with Malaysian-flagged vessels.

The cabotage policy that governs maritime transport between Peninsular Malaysia with East Malaysia was introduced in 1980.

(Container News)