New container terminal set to be built at Tanjung Priok Port

New container terminal set to be built at Tanjung Priok Port
An artist's impression of the new terminal

Four companies have jointly agreed to construct and operate a new container terminal at Tanjung Priok Port in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta.

PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II (IPC), Mitsui & Co. (Mitsui), Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) and PSA International (PSA) will form a project company called PT New Priok Container Terminal One (NPCT1).

The new US$300m terminal will have an annual capacity of around 1.5m teu, a berth length of 850 m and a 16 m draught, appreciably more than existing terminals at the port.

This length and draught will allow it to handle the ever-bigger ships, which are becoming increasingly common across the industry.

NPCT1 said in a statement that it would endeavour to become a “Green Terminal” by exploring the use of environmentally friendly facilities such as “cold ironing”, which allows ships to get power from the terminal while berthed.

A spokesperson for Mitsui told CM that the schedule for construction had not yet been decided, as the Indonesian Government have to complete construction work on the site first.

Tanjung Priok was the 21st biggest container port in the world in 2013, according to CM’s World Top 120 Container Ports, handling 6.5m teu

Around 80% of the port’s traffic is currently imports and exports althought it does handle transhipment as well.

Mitsui bought part of the Singapore-based port development and management company Portek International in September 2011.

In a statement, Mitsui said that it had applied Portek International’s knowledge and expertise relating to terminal modernisation and efficiency, to this project.

The company continued to say that the new terminal will help Mitsui benefit from the growth potential of high-growth economies in South-East Asia and expand its involvement in logistics infrastructure projects by gaining knowledge and expertise.