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Rotterdam looks at Indonesian port development

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has signed a partnership agreement with the Indonesian Port Corporation Pelindo I to develop a new deepsea port at Kuala Tanjung near to Medan in Sumatra.

Port of Rotterdam will start by carrying out a feasibility study for the new port. If the port looks feasible, then the Dutch firm will form a joint venture with its Indonesian counterpart to develop the port, which lies on the Strait of Malacca, and could ultimately give ports in neighbouring Malaysia and Singapore some competition.

Rotterdam has been involved in other foreign port ventures including Sohar in Oman and Porto Central in Brazil.




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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