The terminal is part of the government’s plan to expand the Port which is approaching congestion with high throughput volumes that will cause significant problems if remedial action is not undertaken immediately.
Phase one o the 270 ha, 1.5m teu capacity terminal is scheduled for completion in two years with all phases to be completed in the next five to six years.
Currently ranked 26th among the world’s top container ports, Tanjung Priok saw a decline in teu volumes of 4% in 2009. Although it is the Port’s policy not to publish advance figures, 2010 is expected to be very challenging.
The majority of the Port’s containers are currently handled at the Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT), the country’s most modern terminal which is also linked to the adjacent Koja Container. Both terminal terminals operate under 20 year joint venture agreements with Pelindo II.