Thursday, 24 July 2008

Balikpapan, Jayapura to get new container terminals

Jakarta, 04/08/2008 - State-owned port operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo) IV will soon implement a plan to build new container terminals in Balikpapan in East Kalimantan and Jayapura in Papua, Asia Pulse reported.Tenders will be held soon with construction of the projects estimated to cost Rp800 billion ($87.2 million) possibly starting this year, Pelindo IV president Djarwo Suryanto said. The existing container terminals in Balikpapan and Jayapura are too small, Suryanto said. The new terminal to be built in Balikpapan will add capacity of 250,000 TEUs, he said. In Jayapura the new terminal will have a capacity of 150 TEU. (

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