Government-owned company that operates seaports in Java and Kalimantan PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo) III is pursuing five strategic projects to develop Tanjung Perak port of Surabaya, East Java, according to Bisnis.com. According to PT Pelindo III Public Relations Head Edi Priyanto, those five projects are:
- Reconfiguration of terminals in the port to establish them as dedicated terminals.
- Acquisition of loading and unloading equipments, including seven harbor mobile cranes for the Jamrud terminal.
- Finishing the construction of Lamong Bay Multipurpose Terminal.
- Revitalization of the Surabaya west voyage line.
- Development of an international passenger terminal.
According to Priyanto, the company estimates the Lamong Bay project to require Rp2.2 trillion or about US$246.4 million, and the Surabaya west voyage line revitalization project to cost Rp654.97 billion or about Rp73.33 million.
Earlier, PT Pelindo III Director Djarwo Surjanto said to media that the Lamong Bay terminal construction is expected to complete at the end of 2013 and begin operations in early 2014. The terminal project is part of the government’s master plan to develop and improve economic infrastructures to accelerate the development of the eastern region of Indonesia.
Tanjung Perak port has seen increased container traffic in recent years. Container traffic volume in 2011, for example, was 2,643,518 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units), or an increase of about 10 percent over 2010. The port is the main gateway for the transportation of goods to and from the eastern region of Indonesia.