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26 August 16

New container terminal opens in Tanjung Priok

The new Priok Container Terminal I at the Indonesian Tanjung Priok Port has started operations a month after it was originally scheduled to open, local media reported.
The facility, which is the first terminal at the port’s new deep-sea harbour in North Jakarta, reportedly opened following clearance of the safety and security requirements issued by the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation in July.
The new US$320m terminal, which is able to handle one feeder ship and up to two new-Panamax vessels simultaneously, has an annual capacity of 1.5m teu.
The facility is the first of three terminals set to be built at the new harbour by 2023.
According to local media, the state-owned port operator Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo) II expects the port to be able to handle up to 18m teu annually at the completion of the three terminals.
Prior to the opening of the new terminal, the port was able to handle feeder vessels of up to 1,500 teu, with the ships transferring loads to the Port of Singapore.
The new facility’s final test was conducted earlier this month by Pelindo II’s port developer segment Pengembang Pelabuhan Indonesia (PPI) with the docking of Evergreen’s MV Uni Perfect ship.
Commercial operations officially started with a new call of the vessel, which offloaded 408 teu and loaded 712 teu before leaving the terminal, but a date for the official inauguration has yet to be fixed.

Via On the MoS Way

Source: Container Management