The Port of Rotterdam Authority has instigated exploratory plans to construct a deep sea port in North Sumatra in Indonesia.
The Authority has signed a partnership agreement with the Indonesian Port Corporation Pelindo I in Medan, North Sumatra for the development of the new Kuala Tanjung port.
A project team has been created to conduct a feasibility study and depending on the outcome the Authority will then assess whether it will pursue a joint venture with Pelindo I.
The development of a port fits with the Authority’s foreign policy that is focused on creating opportunities for Dutch companies abroad.
In 2003, the Authority signed a joint venture with the Sultan of Oman – Sohar Industrial Port Company – for the development of the Port of Sohar, and also why it is also focusing on developing Porto Central in Brazil.
Kuala Tanjung is a newly to be developed port located in the Strait of Malacca, one of the world’s key shipping routes. The port is one of the main projects in the country’s national maritime strategy.
Port of Rotterdam Authority CEO Allard Castelein says: ‘We want to share our knowledge in the construction, development and management of Kuala Tanjung. 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’