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Indonesia merges its four port operators

Jakarta is amalgamating its four state-owned terminal operators into one company. Bringing together Pelindo I, II, III and IV will create an entity with an annual throughput of 16.7m teu.

The new entity, to be launched on October 1, will be led by Pelindo II, also known as Indonesia Port Corporation (IPC) and will take the IPC branding.

Deputy minister for state-owned enterprises Kartika Wirjoatmodjo said: “This merger will open up the opportunity for IPC to compete globally. As the world’s eighth-largest container terminal operator, it will be advantageous to the economy as port management companies seek globalisation opportunities. Ultimately, we can also reduce domestic logistics costs by further developing our port network.”

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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