The Port of Rotterdam Authority has signed an agreement to jointly develop two Indonesian Ports.
The Port of Kuala Tanjung and Port of Jakarta entered into a joint venture with state-owned port operator Pelindo 1 and the Port of Rotterdam Authority on November 23, 2016 to develop the former two ports, turning Kuala Tanjung into a deepwater port capable of handling mega ships.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority signed agreements to participate in the development of two ports in Indonesia, the Port of Kuala Tanjung and the Port of Jakarta, on November 23, 2016.
Located on one of the world’s busiest shipping routes, the Strait of Malaccda, Kuala Tanjung is perfectly positioned to take advantage of growing international trade in the region.
This announcement follows an original partnership agreement in 2015 which saw Rotterdam carry out a feasibility study for the new port developments.
But with increasing traffic likely as a result of the new port developments, could shipping safety become a concern in the Strait of Malacca? Concerns have already been raised after a series of accidents in 2016.