Samudera Indonesia keen for auction to operate Patimban port

$3 Bn Patimban port to begin in July
$3 Bn Patimban port to begin in July

Director of PT Samudera Indonesia Tbk Bani Mulia stated that his party is interested to participate in the auction as operator of Port Patimban, Subang, West Java.

Bani said it was invited the Ministry of Transportation to participate in the auction operator. The plan, the company will join in a consortium in the Patimban operator auction.

“The consortium is planned, but we have not announced it yet,” he said on Tuesday evening, April 24, 2018 as quoted by Tempo.co as saying.

Samudera Indonesia has experience and competence in managing container terminals so interested in joining the auction. Samudera Indonesia through its subsidiaries operates several container terminals. One of them is Palaran Container Terminal in Samarinda, East Kalimantan.

At Tanjung Priok Port, Samudera Indonesia also manages container terminals at 303, 304 and 305 docks with loading and unloading capacity of 400 thousand TEUs.

Port Transportation Director of the Ministry of Transportation Chandra Irawan said it is still preparing documents for the tender process of Port Patimban operators.

Chandra said the process is expected to be completed within the next two to three weeks. (ac)

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