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Patimban to become logistic hub for eastern Indonesia

  • Mardika Parama

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Fri, November 20 2020   /  01:00 am
Workers are finishing the construction of a peer at Patimban seaport in Subang, West Java.(tempo.co/Nanang Sutisna)

Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said Monday that the Japan-backed Patimban seaport is expected to be the logistic hub for goods shipped to and from eastern Indonesia to Java Island, complementing the busy Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta. Tanjung Priok Port will then primarily handle shipments that are bound and coming from the western part of the country, he said. “We are optimistic that the seaports will complement each other,” he said during an online webinar held by news agency Liputan6. The ministry also expects both ports to handle goods from different industrial zones located in western Java. Industries in Bekasi regency, Tangerang city and Banten province will be directed to use Tanjung Priok seaport, while those in Karawang regency, which hosts the country’s largest automotive factories, will be directed to Patimban seaport for outbound logis...