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Jakarta Post

Mitsui to operate Kalibaru terminal

  • Nurfika Osman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, March 5 2013   /  12:43 pm

State-owned port company Pelindo II, also known as the Indonesian Port Corporation (IPC), says that Japan’s Mitsui& Co., Ltd. has won the tender to operate Kalibaru’s first container terminal in North Jakarta, which is the country’s largest port, eliminating Maersk Line and MEC.

IPC corporate secretary Yan Budi Santoso said that an agreement between the two companies was signed in New York, the United States at the end of February.

“We are delighted to work with Mitsui as they have a great network and market in the world. We believe that Mitsui will help us accelerate the development and operation of [Kalibaru’s] the first terminal,” Yan told The Jakarta Post on Monday.

Apart from Mitsui Lines, he said the firm would bring in major shipping lines to the port such as NYK, Evergreen, Hanjin and APL, helping Indonesia grab the global market and strength...