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Singapore’s port operator joins hands with Japanese companies to build Jakarta terminal

Singapore’s port operator joins hands with Japanese companies to build Jakarta terminal

SINGAPORE: PSA International, Singapore’s port operator has joined hands with Indonesia’s largest port operator and two Japanese Companies to build and start operating a terminal in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta.

Inadequate infrastructure development has for years been a major challenge for Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest economy, and this partnership hopes to benefit from the urgent need for higher container port capacity.

PSA will team up with PT. Pelabuhan Indonesia II (Persero) or IPC, Mitsui & Co, Ltd., and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha in its first project in Indonesia, the companies said in a statement. (bit.ly/1zKjRG2)

They said that the terminal at Jakarta’s Tanjung Priok Port, the country’s largest port, would have an annual handling capacity of about 1.5 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs).

In 2013, Tanjung Priok Port handled 6.59 million TEUs and was the world’s 22nd busiest container port, according to the World Shipping Council.

The companies did not give details on the time line of the project, or the size of the investment