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Cargo-handling time at Boom Baru port in Indonesia has become faster with the installation of new loading and unloading equipment at the port located in Palembang, capital of South Sumatera province.

With the equipment investment, including a new container crane, loading and unloading time at the port has been cut down from six days to two, while the original eight-hour dismantling work has been reduced to two hours, an online press release from state-owned port operator Indonesia Port Corporation (IPC), also known as Pelindo II, said.

The faster activity means reduced costs for shippers docking at the 1.5-hectare port, the largest deepwater harbor in the Sumatra region and a cornerstone of economic growth in South Sumatera, the statement added.

Following the investment, the port is targeting revenue of IDR70 billion (US$7.4 million) for 2012, up from IDR50 billion in 2011, the company said.

IPC last month said it will continue to make significant investments in all its 12 ports nationwide in a bid to make Indonesia a world-class regional port hub. Its outlay for port investments for this year is expected to reach $448 million.


Photo: IPC

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