Govt Offers DP World to Invest in Three Ports

Government is offering three Indonesia’s port to Dubai Port World (DP World), in responding the interest of this one of the world’s leading port operator in investing in port development and operation in Indonesia.

Specializing in cargo logistics, port terminal operations, maritime services, and free trade zones development, this Dubai-based (United Arab Emirates) is eyeing to do more investment in Indonesia, Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi told the press after hosting DP World team visit on Friday, February 21.

Following decision not to extend its involvement in the operation of Surabaya Container Terminal (TPS Surabaya) last year, after jointly running this terminal with state port operator PT Pelindo III for 20 years (1999-2019), this world’s 4th biggest port operator, developed a port in Gresik East Java, in cooperation with Indonesia’s company Maspion.

“In responding its (DP World) interest, we offer to do investment in three ports, including Tanjung Carat in South Sumatera, Kendal in Central Java, and another one in Ambon,” Budi Karya told the press Friday.

Budi said he has offered to do investment to those ports, including Port in Kendal. Earlier, government has actually signed MoU with PSA Singapore to develop Kendal Port.

“Yes there was an MoU with Singapore for development of Kendal Port, but until now, there was no further action,” he said.

Initial Interest to Ambon New Port

State port operator PT Pelindo IV affirmed that DP World has expressed its initial interest to take part in the development of Ambon New Port. Pelindo IV is planning to develop an integrated port industry at Tulehu and Waai, Central Maluku.

“DP World has expressed its initial interest after we presented the concept at the Ministry of BUMN (state owned enterprises/SOEs) on Friday (February 21),” Pelindo IV President Director told the press.

He said DP World was interested to cooperate with Pelindo IV Ambon New Port which would be integrated with industrial centres.

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