New investments in Indonesia

Dp World sets its sights on Belawan Port

by Port News Editorial Staff

Transform the Indonesian port of Belawan, in North Sumatra, into a hub for traffic handled in the Strait of Malacca.

It is with this in mind  that Dubai terminal operator Dp World and the Indonesian Investment Authority recently signed a $7.5 billion agreement  under which they intend to expand the annual capacity of the port’s container terminal from the current 600,000 TEUs to 1.4 million TEUs.

Quite an achievement if you consider that Indonesia’s main port, Tanjung Priok in Jakarta, handles an average of just under 7 million TEUs a year.

At present,  Belawan’s container terminal only acts  as a feeder facility for the region’s larger ports such as Singapore, Tanjung Pelepas and Klang.

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