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Meratus Line starts calling at East Java Multipurpose Terminal

Photo: ICTSI Meratus Line’s SBON service starts calls to East Java Multipurpose Terminal
East Java Multipurpose Terminal (EJMT) in Lamongan Regency, Indonesia, has received the inaugural call of Meratus Line’s SBON service..

The first call was on 3 December and the weekly domestic service is operated by two 629-teu multipurpose vessels and calls the Indonesian ports of Surabaya, Makassar, Ambon and Lamongan. The recent addition of Lamongan to the port rotation provides customers from the Lamongan and Tuban area with access to the Makassar and Ambon markets.

East Java Multipurpose Terminal (EJMT) is located within the 80-hectare Lamongan Shorebase complex, which supports Indonesia’s offshore oil and gas industry.

EJMT is a joint venture between International Container Terminal Services, Inc. and East Log Holdings, an Indonesian company specialising in offshore oil and gas supply bases.

“The new service calling at our terminal, will provide our surrounding customers with closer port access and an empty depot located in the same facility that allows trucks to complete two-way running with containers. Hence, we expect a reduction in their transport costs and overall carbon emissions,” said Patrick Chan, EJMT chief executive officer.  

“Seeing the potential for Lamongan to become a new industrial center in East Java, we aim to consistently support these plans and strategic developments by streamlining logistics,” explained Budi Pranoto, Meratus Logistics chief commercial officer.

EJMT is currently building a new multipurpose facility that consists of a new breakwater, a 300-metre quay line, a 500-metre swinging basin, two post-Panamax mobile harbour cranes, various cargo handling equipment and a 13.5-metre draught. The project is scheduled for completion in September 2024.

TAGS: Ports Asia