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Pelindo III invests $13m port of Gresik

Pelindo III invests $13m port of Gresik
Indonesian state-owned port operator Pelindo III is continuing to invest in infrastructure, spending IDR141.7bn ($12.75m) to develop a new yard for liquid bulk purposes at Gresik Port in East Java, according to local media reports.

The new 210 m yard and its facilities are meant to help accommodate surging demand in oil, gas and crude palm oil (CPO) industries in the province and will boost the port's capacity to handle up to 500,000 tons of liquid and chemical materials per year.

Pelindo III has also slated IDR38.3bn for installing for more new fixed cranes early next year to help boost loading and unloading activities

The expansion of Gresik Port, which has been used as a supporting port for Surabaya's Tanjung Perak Port since the first quarter of 2013, is also ongoing. Draft has been increased to up to 12 m while a liquids pipeline system has also been installed in the new yard to increase the port’s efficiency in handling liquid products entering the port. This will increase volume to 100 tons per hour from 70 tons per hour previously.

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