Indonesian ports need to cooperate to compete with Singapore port

"The combination of Patimban and Tanjung Priok will make Indonesia able of competing with Singapore," this is what was said by the Transportation Minister of Indonesia, Budi Karya Sumadi. According to him, the two seaports would have to team up and not compete with each other. This will make Indonesia's cargo service competitive.

Currently, Tanjung Priok's loading capacity is to the tune of 6m teu. This is only 20% of Singapore’s port.

Meanwhile, Patimban Port is designed to have a container capacity of 1.5m TEU. Once it is partially completed in 2019 and it will have a capacity 7.5m TEU by the year 2027.

On the other hand Singapore's new Tuas Terminal, is planned to be developed in 4 phases and over a period of over 30 years. This will already be able to handle about 20m teu a year in Phase 1. The schedule for the completion of the same is by the early 2020s.

Once fully complete, it is expected that the Tuas Terminal would   eventually be handle around 65m annually. Singapore has plans is to move all its port activities to Tuas South from 2027.

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