JAKARTA (RambuEnergy.com) – State-owned port operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II, also known as Indonesian Port Corporation (IPC), expects the Kijing Terminal port at Pontianak Port, Sungai Kunyit sub-district, Mempawah Regency in West Kalimantan to start operating at the end of this year.
Director Technique of Pelindo II Dani Rusli was quoted by Bisnis Indonesia as saying that the contractor of the port is currently constructing the main pillars of the port, therefore the project should be completed by the end of this year.
“We are targeting part of the port can be operational by the end of the year and the rest early next year,” said Dani.
The Kijing Terminal is an expansion of the existing port.
President Director of IPC Elvyn G. Masassya at the port launching ceremony last year that as a national strategic port, Kijing Terminal Port will become the largest international port in Kalimantan. The port will strengthen connectivity between islands as well as support the government’s drive to develop maritime axis.
He said the port will support the outflow of mining and plantation commodity products from Kalimantan island.
Under the proposed plan, Pelindo will develop four terminals in the port, namely a multipurpose terminal, bulk terminal, container terminal and dry-bulk terminal. The container port is designed to have 1 million TEUS capacity, bulk terminal (wet and dry-bulk terminal) 8.3 million and 15 million TEUS and multi-purpose terminal 50,000 tons per annum.
In the first phase, IPC develops container open area, warehouse, tank firm, road, parking area, port office, and other supporting facilities.
Pelindo II is developing a 15-hectares of the dry-bulk terminal, 7-hectares of a multi-purpose terminal, 9.4 hectares of container port and 16.5-hectares of a wet-bulk terminal.
The port, said Elvyn, will be integrated with the Special economic Zone to be developed in the area. The project is expected to create thousands of job opportunities. (*)