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Rotterdam signs Indonesia port deal

[ September 1, 2015   //   ]

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has signed a partnership agreement with the Indonesian Port Corporation Pelindo I in Medan, North Sumatra for the development of the new deep sea port Kuala Tanjung. The two bodies will now carry out a feasibility study and, depending on the outcome of this feasibility study, the Port Authority will assess whether it will enter into a joint venture with Pelindo I to take the scheme forward.
Kuala Tanjung would be a new port near the city of Medan located in the Strait of Malacca, one of the most important shipping routes in the world. New Indonesian president Joko Widodo has prioritised strengthening of the maritime sector.

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