North Sumatra News

28 Oct 2018

Konecranes Wins New Order for RTG System from Indonesia

Automated RTG (ARTG). Pic: Konecranes

The smart terminal solutions provider Konecranes has received another order for the delivery of an Automated RTG (ARTG) System to PT Prima Terminal Petikemas, a subsidiary of state-owned port operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia I (Persero).The ARTG system on order includes 12 ARTG cranes with associated software, interfaces and services, said a press release from the company.The 12 ARTGs will be delivered in January 2020 to Belawan Container Terminal, Phase 2 in Medan, North Sumatra.

18 Jun 2018

Dozens Missing after Ferry Sinks in Indonesia's Lake Toba

An estimated 18 people were rescued and one was confirmed dead from among about 80 passengers aboard a ferry that sank on Monday in Lake Toba in Indonesia's North Sumatra province, a disaster agency official said.The Sinar Bangun ferry sank in rough weather at around 5:30 pm (1030 GMT) about a mile from the port of Tigaras, carrying passengers from the lake's Samosir Island, Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPT) spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.Nugroho added that search and rescue efforts had involved two other ferries and one wooden boat had been hampered by weather conditions in the area on Monday night.It was not immediately clear if any of the missing passengers were foreigners.Ferry accidents are common in Indonesia, a vast archipelago, especially during the Islamic holiday of Eid when

17 Jul 2017

DP World, Indonesian Government Sign Pact to Develop Ports

Photo: DP World

DP World and Indonesian government and port officials signed an agreement to advise on the development of the Kuala Tanjung greenfield port and logistics zone and Belawan port in North Sumatra. As part of a Technical Assistance Contract, DP World will share its expertise and experience in increasing efficiencies, training and development for employees and developing multi-modal transport hubs. The agreement was signed by DP World Group Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Anil Wats and state-owned port operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo) I President Director…

29 Jul 2015

Pirates Attack Fishing Vessel near Malacca Strait

Map of Strait of Malacca. By Welt-Atlas

Pirates attacked the fishing trawler Maju Jaya in Malacca Strait in Tamiang water in North Sumatra, Indonesia on July 26. Another fishing boat closed Maju Jaya from portside, two armed pirates went on board of Maju Jaya, threatening crew. The pirates were armed with guns and other weapons, locked the crew on the bridge and stole jewelry, mobile phones, technologies and etc. Crew unharmed. After that they abandoned the ship into a fast boat and headed to unknown direction. The crew got again the control of the fishing trawler after about 1-2 hours and headed to the island…

16 Apr 2015

Tanker Blast Kills Four at Belawan Port

Image: Belawan Port

An explosion occurred on a tanker belonging to state-owned oil and gas company PT Pertamina on Monday evening while the ship was under repair at Belawan Port in North Sumatra, killing four workers. Three victims died on the spot, while the fourth worker died in a hospital succumbing to fatal injuries. Indonesia-flagged Palu Sipat, owned by the national oil company PT Pertamina, was docked at the port for repairs when it caught fire and exploded at 17:00 h local time. Belawan Port Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr.

02 Mar 2015

Indonesia: Port Operation to Go Online in September

Port of Tanjung Priok (Image by PT. Pelabuhan Indonesia)

The Indonesian government is expected to start operation of a new online system at the country’s four major ports in September this year. The operation of the long awaited Inaportnet system, which will allow traders to request clearances and permits online to move cargoes will be operational by September this year, according to the Transportation Ministry's sea transportation director general, Bobby Mamahit. Tanjung Priok port has already operated the system since last year and it is expected to be integrated into the country’s three other main seaports…

03 Feb 2015

Jokowi's Vision of Indonesia as a Maritime Power

President Joko Widodo (Courtesy: Republik Indonesia)

President Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, roadmap for Indonesia as a maritime power in the Indo-Pacific region, has been lauded by the international community, with several countries offering to cooperate with the government to realize this vision, according to a report in the Jakarta Post. Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Indroyono Susilo revealed that when the President attended the APEC Summit in Beijing and the G-20 Summit in Australia leaders of top countries…

26 Jan 2015

Indonesia’s Pelindo I Aims High

Image by Pelindo I

Indonesian state-run port operator Pelindo I plans to modernize and expand five of its ports this year. It has invested $2.7bn to develop ports in support of President Joko Widodo's maritime highway construction program. The five ports scheduled for this year included Malahayati port, Belawan port, Kuala Tanjung, Dumai port and Batam port. The port operator Pelindo I said that with investments of US$1.2 billion, North Sumatra’s Kuala Tanjung Port will become one of the world’s largest ports.

05 Mar 2008

PGN Planning to Build LNG Terminals

State gas company PT Gas Negara Tbk/PGN is planning to build three LNG (liquefied natural gas) terminals at a total cost of $1.782b in Java and Sumatra, reports said. The terminals would be built in West Java, East Java and Medan (North Sumatra). He said demand for gas in West Java was now recorded at 1,112 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCD). Yet, gas supply capacity in 2011 was expected to be only 731 million cubic feet per day (MMCFD) which would be used up by 2024. The funds would come from PGN and foreign loans. Construction work was scheduled to be commenced in the fourth quarter of 2008 and continue until 2011 while the operating contract as well as maintenance would last until the fourth quarter of 2011-2016. Source: Antra News

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