Indonesia to invest $115m in Batam port

Investment plan seeks to raise Batu Ampar's competitiveness by boosting cargo handling facilities

Batu Ampar port, located on the northern tip of Batam and facing the Singapore Strait, will soon take delivery of three new mobile harbour cranes and 12 terminal tractors, paid for with part of the fund injection from state port operator Pelindo I.
Batu Ampar port, located on the northern tip of Batam and facing the Singapore Strait, will soon take delivery of three new mobile harbour cranes and 12 terminal tractors, paid for with part of the fund injection from state port operator Pelindo I. ST FILE PHOTO
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Indonesia is upgrading Batam port with a 1.2 trillion rupiah (S$115 million) fund injection from state port operator Pelindo I.

The investment plan, announced by Pelindo I president director Bambang Eka Cahyana on Tuesday, aims to enhance cargo handling facilities at the port of Batu Ampar in order to raise its competitiveness.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 05, 2019, with the headline Indonesia to invest $115m in Batam port. Subscribe