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ICTSI relinquishes running Brunei terminal

ICTSI relinquishes running Brunei terminal

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A state-backed entity will take control of Brunei’s top container terminal in a week’s time. Muara Container Terminal has been operated by Manila-headquartered International Container Terminal Services, Inc (ICTSI) for the past four years, but under Brunei’s new government direction of promoting state firms to run key infrastructure state-run Darusalam Assets will take over the running of the facility later this month. The port is set to be integrated into a special economic zone.

The port is located at the estuary of the Brunei River, some 15 km from the capital, Bandar Seri Begawan. Prior to ICTSI, PSA International also ran the terminal, whose annual handling capability now stands at around 800,000 teu.

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Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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