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A New Deep Sea Port for Indonesia

[ September 3, 2015   //   ]

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has signed a partnership agreement with the Indonesian Port Corporation Pelindo I in Medan, North Sumatra for the development of the new deep sea port Kuala Tanjung.

The Port Authority will now carry out a feasibility study for the new port together with Pelindo I. A project organisation will be created for this purpose that will include a number of the Port Authority’s employees locally and based in Rotterdam. Depending on the outcome of this feasibility study, the Port Authority will assess whether it will enter into a joint venture with Pelindo I for the further realisation of the port.

CEO Allard Castelein signed the agreement on behalf of the Port Authority. “We want to share our knowledge in the construction, development and management of Kuala Tanjung,” he said. “We are confident that the Port Authority and Pelindo I will form a strong team that will serve the country and provide for a better future.”

Mr Castelein will take part in a Rotterdam delegation that will travel through Indonesia under the leadership of Ahmed Aboutaleb. The Mayor of Rotterdam was present during the signing and indicated that he hoped that new port will create many new jobs in Sumatra. ‘This is a good opportunity to develop new activities and to attract investors.’

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