Pilotage is provided by the Marine Department.
Though pilotage is not compulsory, it is advisable for larger vessels
to have a pilot on board when navigating the port's approaches. Applications
for pilotage should be made 24 hours before a ship's arrival. Ships which
require a pilot enroute to Sibu should indicate which approach channel
they will be using. Ship can contact the pilot via the 'Hague Plan' and
communicate with the shore on berthing information via Channel 18, both
on VHF radio.
for the handling of cargo in Sibu is provided by the Authority
and there are thirteen 15-men stevedore gangs available to offer
such services. In Tanjung Manis, and Sarikei stevedoring services
are contracted out.
Fresh Water is available to vessels berthed along the wharves at Sibu, Tanjung Manis, Sarikei and Sungai Merah centres.
Fighting Services are also taken care of by the Authority. The
port's fire service department is well equipped to deal with emergencies
and all its security personnel are trained in fire fighting. The
Authority also provides 24 hours security surveillance.
Credit Facilities are available to ships agents and cargo owners who
are regular port users. A Bank Guarantee is required to obtain such a
facility from the Authority.
Also, computerised billings have been provided by the Authority's finance
and other related department since 1991.
services include transit sheds & open storage space, supply
of cargo handling equipment and gears, mooring gang and berthing
assistance, stuffing & un-stuffing of containers and fuel
supply from bunkering station.
However, there is no dock service at the Authority but ship dockyards are available
near the port.