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Govt to make Tanjung Priok transshipment port

  • Farida Susanty

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, May 17 2018   /  02:42 am

The government is looking to make Tanjung Priok Port in North Jakarta an international transshipment port.The current effort to develop the port is also linked to the government’s ambitious plan to take over the transshipment container market that has so far been controlled by Singapore.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has recently inspected the operation of a direct-call ship measuring 10,000 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs), which is operated by France-based shipping company CMA CGM.The ship, heading to Los Angeles, United States, calls at port once a week. Jokowi said the 10,000 TEUs ship had already seen a number of loaded and unloaded containers amounting to 4,300 TEUs.“It means the shipping is done in an efficient way, with a direct call [scheme],” he added recently.The President said with the current scheme and the big ship, companies exporting their products could save up ...