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Indonesia now capable of handling newcastlemaxes

Jakarta: Indonesia’s transport minister opened the nation’s largest bulk terminal today. Belonging to state run coal miner, PR Bukit Asam, the facility in Tarahan, Lampung can accommodate bulkers up to 210,000 dwt in size.

The port has a dedicated rail link to mines in the interior while shipping from the port will be handled by state-owned PT Bahtera Adhi Guna.

“With its port development, PTBA can compete with coal producers from Australia while at the same time support the government’s maritime sovereignty program,” the transport ministry said in a release.

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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