Our roots go way back to 1975, where our company’s founder started their careers in the early days of the freight-forwarding and shipping industry in the east Malaysian state of Sarawak. Realizing the industry’s potential, he set out to build a business providing transportation and forwarding services to Sarawak Shell Bhd. and related oil & gas companies, with a handful of dedicated employees and limited facilities.
When the discovery of large reserves of natural gas was made off the coast of Bintulu in the late 1970s, it brought with it an economic boom to what was then not much more than a sleepy fishing village. Riding on the waves of development and economic growth brought on by the birth of the oil and gas industry, our founding father set out to establish a base here. In the 1980s & 90s, when major petrochemical projects such as Malaysia Liquefied Natural Gas (MLNG), ASEAN Bintulu Fertiliser (ABF), and Shell MDS (Middle Distillate Synthesis) began to establish their plants here as well as the mushrooming of timber related industries within the region, Harbour-Link Group was established to provide logistics services for these projects.