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Modernized port connects Selayar, Surabaya

  • Mardika Parama

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Thu, September 17 2020   /  01:00 am
Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Ministry's officials check a container at Rauf Rahman Benteng Selayar seaport in South Sulawesi on Sept. 9, 2020.(Courtesy of Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Ministry/-)

The government has launched a new shipping route that will connect the modernized seaport in Selayar, South Sulawesi, with Surabaya in East Java. The modernized Rauf Rahman Benteng Port saw its first shipment on Monday after being officially opened by the Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Ministry’s infrastructure and transportation deputy secretary Lukijanto on Sept. 9. “Hopefully the route can help develop Selayar’s economy and restore the region’s past glory in the maritime sector,” he said during a visit to the port on Monday, as quoted in a press statement. The route was opened after state-owned seaport operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo) IV modernized the seaport by improving its container-loading capability. Pelindo IV subsidiary SBU Intan Terminal Petikemas Indonesia Timur general manager Jusuf Junus said on Sept. 9 that ...