Groundbreaking on new Jakarta terminal due this month


Jakarta: State-run construction firm PT Pembangunan Perumahan Persero is set to start construction this month on a much-needed alternative to Jakarta’s cramped Tanjung Priok port.

Groundbreaking for the new Kalibaru port is imminent and comes as Jakarta groans over limited freight handling capacity. The Indonesian capital handles roughly two thirds of all the nation’s cargoes. Last year box throughput surged at Tanjung Priok surged 26% to around 7.2m teu. It is already operating beyond its design capacity.

Kalibaru will bring another 4.5m teu in capacity to the capital when it comes onstream in 2017, at the earliest.






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