Keen to ensure security of their vehicle exports business in Indonesia, Japanese auto giants Toyota Motor Corporation and Mitsubishi Corporation are among the leading bidders to operate the new Patimban port in West Java, local reports said.

Marco Polo Marine has won a temporary protection order for its Indonesian shipyard as it seeks to restructure the Batam-based subsidiary.

Indonesian offshore marine services player Wintermar Offshore Marine saw first quarter net loss widen to $4m from $1.4m in the previous corresponding period as the oil industry slowdown kicked in.

Indonesia continues to make progress, albeit convoluted, towards getting its logistics infrastructure into shape, with local media reporting that approvals to build a canal linking industrial areas to the main Tanjung Priok Port could be given by mid-year.

Samudera Shipping Line is planning to dispose of six elderly ships including four boxships and two oil tankers, subject to approval from the shareholders.

Indonesian state-owned port operator Pelindo III is set to take on four additional ports in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), following the government’s plan to transfer the management of the ports to a business entity, local reports said.

A new boss has been appointed to Indonesian state-owned shipbuilder PAL Indonesia, after its previous chief was implicated in a graft scandal, local media reported.

Indonesian shipbuilders once again renewed calls for state-owned enterprises (SOEs) to buy local ships, local media reported.

Privately owned Indonesian port operator Nusantara Pelabuhan Handal (NPH), which raised IDR308.6bn ($23.1m) from its initial public offering, started trading on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) on Thursday.

The Asean Ro-Ro Network initiative, will be kicked off with the opening of the Davao-General Santos-Bitung route for ro-ro vessels on 30 April, local media reported.

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