On Tuesday, the Transportation Ministry gives concession rights to state-owned port operator Pelindo III to run Teluk Lamong Port in Gresik, East Java, and Pelindo IV to run Makassar New Port in South Sulawesi.
To operate Teluk Lamong Port, Plindo III, was given the concession rights. It handles 15 ports in the central part of the country.
On this Friday, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo would be inaugurating the port. Port is built on an area of 40 hectares and can accommodate 1.5 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) and 10.3 million tons of dry bulk capacity per annum currently.
“Right now the port can accommodate 500,000 TEUs at its domestic container terminal and 1 million TEUs at its international container terminal,” Pelindo III president director Mr Djarwo Sujanto mentioned to the press.
He further said that we have started the second phase of work scheduled to be, which will be finished by next year. The investment to build a pier, stacking yards, power plants and cranes would be Rp 7 trillion. We foresee that the port will attain largest capacity within a span of two to three years.With opening of the new port, Pelindo IV wishes to growth capacity to manage containers of large volumes in Makassar.
Currently, the port has a 700,000 TEU capacity and has handled 560,000 TEUs in the previous year.
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