POIC Lahad Datu


POIC Lahad Datu was set to by The Sabah State Government in 2005 to spearhead the development of palm oil downstream processing to add value to its 1.55 million hectares of oil palm plantations, to create jobs and business opportunities.


1. Echoing Malaysian government’s call to attain the status of a newly industrialized country.
2. Complement the Sabah Government’s efforts in making Sabah a fully industrialized economy with palm oil as the oasis of development.


Create RM100 billion industrial investment programme in the next 20 years.
Sector focus:
Palm oil industry to continue as core sector for development in the next 3 years especially biomass, high value palm oil products.

POIC Container Terminal is a dedicated terminal to handle containerized cargo.

It is designed to cater 250,000 TEUs per annum. Currently, it can handle 50,000 TEUs.

Additional Details

  • Land tenure: Leasehold – 99 years
  • Developer: POIC Sabah Sdn Bhd
  • Key industrial sectors: Food & Beverages ­ Biomass & Agriculture
  • Seaport: 0.5 km to terminal
  • Ready built factories: General warehouse, Bulk Cargo warehouse, Biomass Warehouse