ICTSI breaks ground on East Java terminal

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ICTSI breaks ground on East Java terminal
The East Java Multipurpose Terminal will be operational by September 2024. It will comprise a 300-meter quay line, breakwater, heavy lift breakbulk deck, and a -13.5 meter dredged navigational channel. Photo from ICTSI.
  • International Container Terminal Services, Inc. broke ground on its East Java Multipurpose Terminal in Indonesia on October 12
  • The development will be operational by September 2024
  • It will comprise a 300-meter quay line, breakwater, heavy lift breakbulk deck, and a -13.5 meter dredged navigational channel
  • The East Java Multipurpose Terminal sits within the 80-hectare Lamongan Shorebase complex, which supports Indonesia’s specialized offshore oil and gas industry
  • The new terminal development will provide a new and more accessible gateway for hinterland customers in Lamongan, Tuban and up to central Java

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) broke ground on its East Java Multipurpose Terminal (EJMT) in Indonesia on October 12.

The project will be operational by September 2024, ICTSI said in a statement. It will comprise a 300-meter quay line, breakwater, heavy lift breakbulk deck, and a -13.5 meter dredged navigational channel.

ICTSI will equip EJMT with two post-Panamax mobile harbor cranes and other cargo handling equipment.

Situated in Lamongan Regency 60 kilometers west of Surabaya City, EJMT occupies the 80-hectare Lamongan Shorebase complex, supporting Indonesia’s offshore oil and gas industry.

“We are very excited with this new terminal development as it will provide a new and more accessible gateway for our hinterland customers in Lamongan, Tuban and up to central Java,” EJMT CEO Patrick Chan said.

“Catering to an already thriving industry with this new investment, EJMT is well-positioned to support the growing economy of East Java and Indonesia,” Chan added.

David Lim, CEO of PT Eastern Logistics, the operator of Lamongan Shorebase, said Lamongan Shorebase has been serving the oil and gas industry since 2006. The establishment of EJMT, he said, will enable both domestic and international access for their current and new customers, leading to reduced supply chain costs.

“The heavy lift deck will allow us to support the upcoming project developments in Eastern Indonesia, as well as receive decommissioned platforms,” Lim added.

EJMT’s construction is managed by local partners PT. PP (Persero), with preparations to receive its first vessel by September 2024.

EJMT is a partnership between ICTSI and East Log Holdings, an Indonesian firm focusing on offshore oil and gas supply bases.

ICTSI’s involvement in Indonesia includes two other subsidiaries: PT PBM Olah Jasa Andal servicing Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta and PT Makassar Terminal Services in Makassar port, southern Sulawesi.

Last year, ICTSI signed an agreement to acquire the majority ownership of PT East Java Development, which holds the concession rights to operate a multi-purpose terminal in Lamongan Regency, East Java, with 47 years remaining on the concession.