State-owned port operator Pelabuhan Indonesia II has announced that it aims to begin operations at the New Priok Container Terminal at New Priok Port, based in North Jakarta, on July 15, 2016, according the Jakarta Globe.
The terminal will be capable of handling 1.5 million TEU per year and will have a total space of 32ha.
Prasetyadi, Director of Operations and Information Systems at Pelindo II, said: “We have conducted a trial run for the new terminal to synchronize all the export-import procedures and systems. The next test run would be July 2. We hope that we have enough time to make adjustments if any issues arise. Hopefully, we could begin full operation on July 15.”
PTI previously reported on a video showing the construction work taking place at the New Priok Container Terminal 1, which will increase water-depth at the New Priok Terminal to around 20 metres.
This was followed by news showing Indonesia’s plan to become a maritime giant. To do this, Jokowi, President for Indonesia, intends to build 24 ports in the country.
In order to effectively complete larger infrastructure projects, Indonesia is calling on the help of the Port of Antwerp, after recently signing two framework agreements.
Watch the most recent update of the container terminal construction:
(Source: Port Developer / YouTube)