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PT Terminal Petikemas Indonesia to come on line in 2014

21st September 2012 | 15.575 Views
PT Terminal Petikemas Indonesia to come on line in 2014
Photo document of Pelindo in Makassar, South Sulawesi. (ANTARA/Sahrul Manda Tikupadang)
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Four state port operators will establish PT Terminal Petikemas Indonesia to operate container terminal in six main ports in the country.

PT Terminal Petikemas Indonesia, which will operate container terminals in the ports of Belawan of North Sumatra, Batu Ampar of Batam, Tanjung Priok of Jakarta, Tanjung Perak of Surabaya, Makassar of South Sulawesi and Sorong of Papua is expected to operate in 2014.

The operation of the joint venture company between PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo) I, Pelindo II, Pelindo III and Pelindo IV will save logistic cost , Pelindo III President Djarwo Suryanato said.

The container terminals will be built with an archipelago pendulum concept, to serve connection between the western and eastern parts of the country, Djarwo said here on Friday.

The six ports will be prepared to support the implementation of the concept, he said.

He said currently infrastructure for the container terminals have been prepared including port basin, 13 meter deep.

Pelindo II President RJ Lino said the Archipelago Pendulum Concept could boost domestic trade and contribute to equitable development in the country.