of MPOB Port Stations
MPOB has six regional and five branch offices
throughout the country to conduct periodic spot inspection on licensed
premises. In addition, MPOB also has five port stations equipped with
laboratory at major Malaysian ports to ensure that oil palm products exported
stringently meet the buyers' specifications. The activities undertaken by
MPOB's port stations are :
- to regularly conduct sampling of palm oil
products at the port installations before they are exported.
- to take and test pre-shipment samples in
MPOB laboratory located at the port stations.
- to ensure that only quality palm oil
products that meet contractual specifications are allowed to be exported.
- to advise exporters whose products failed to
meet their contractual specifications
to undertake immediate remedial actions to ensure that their product meets
their contractual specifications before export.
- to take random samples during loading (into
vessels) for the purpose of enforcement
of quality control declaration under
Malaysian Palm Oil Board (Quality) Regulations 2005.
to send samples taken during inspection and
- to Chemistry Department (analyst appointed
by law) for analysis to determine whether the quality conforms to the
contractual specifications as declared in the Custom Declaration Form
prescribed by MPOB.
- to process the analysis reports from
Chemistry Department and MPOB laboratories to determine the monthly
average quality and also to detect any quality problems faced by the
- generally to ensure that the quality
assurance practices in handling, transferring, storing, transporting,
surveying and shipping are abided to by the respective parties.