Indonesia plans to build a major new container transshipment terminal designed to offer lines an alternative to Singapore and Tanjung Pelepas in Malaysia.
Work on the new Tanjung Sauh facility near Batam across the Singapore Strait from PSA’s Singapore facilities is due to begin next year with 4 million 20-equivalent units of transshipment capacity, expected to be available by 2015 along 2,000 meters of piers.
Indonesia Port Corporation chief executive Richard J. Lino said the site would require only minimal dredging.
IPC has also pledged more than $2.5 billion to expand Tanjung Priok, the country’s busiest port located near the capital Jakarta.
(Journal of Commerce JoC.com)