East Java Multipurpose Terminal (EJMT), International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) operation in Lamongan Regency, Indonesia, has received the inaugural call of Meratus Line’s SBON service.
The weekly domestic service is operated by two 629 TEU multipurpose vessels and calls the Indonesian ports of Surabaya, Makassar, Ambon and Lamongan.
The recent addition of Lamongan to the port rotation provides customers from the Lamongan and Tuban area with access to the Makassar and Ambon markets, reported ICTSI.
“We congratulate Meratus Line on the newly added Lamongan Port call to their SBON service” said Patrick Chan, EJMT Chief Executive Officer.
“With the new service calling at our terminal, it will provide our surrounding customers with closer port access and an empty depot located in the same facility that allows trucks to complete two-way running with containers. Hence, we expect a reduction in their transport costs and overall carbon emissions,” added Chan.
The collaboration between EJMT and Meratus Line is aligned with the latter’s goal of enhancing connectivity in Indonesia and enabling industry owners to expand their businesses.
“Seeing the potential for Lamongan to become a new industrial centre in East Java, we aim to consistently support these plans and strategic developments by streamlining logistics,” explained Budi Pranoto, Meratus Logistics Chief Commercial Officer.
EJMT is currently building a new multipurpose facility that consists of a new breakwater, a 300-metre quay line, a 500-metre swinging basin, two post-Panamax mobile harbour cranes, various cargo handling equipment and a 13.5-metre draft.
The project is scheduled for completion in September 2024.
In October this year, EJMT announced that it is undertaking a major infrastructure development project.
More recently, South Pacific International Container Terminal (SPICT) and Motukea International Terminal (MIT), ICTSI’s operations in the Ports of Lae and Motukea, welcomed the largest boxship to ever dock in the Pacific Islands region.