Jakarta: State port group PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo II) is beefing up infrastructure at Panjang Port in Lampung so that it can compete with Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta. A 3km rail track to the port is part of modernization plans as well as providing the necessary equipment so that large tankers, bulkers and boxships can call there.
“With the modernization of equipment and port infrastructure, we expect Panjang Port to offer zero waiting times in the near future. We also plan to expand the port area by reclaiming up to 30 hectares of the coast. In the initial phase, we plan to reclaim 5 hectares,” said PT Pelindo II general manager, Doso Agung. [01/10/12]