The ministry of transportation announced the winner of the Patimban Port project in Subang, West Java, is the Patimban consortium - Photo by West Java Governor Office

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – The ministry of transportation announced the winner of the Patimban Port project in Subang, West Java, is the Patimban consortium. The consortium consist of CT Corp Infrastructure, PT Indika Logistic & Support Services (ILSS), PT U Connectivity Services, and PT Terminal Petikemas Surabaya.

The public private partnership scheme have period  40 years from the operation phase 1 of the port last December. Total values of capital for the joint venture agreement around Rp18.9 trillion (US$1.35 billion) and the operating costs about Rp64.3 trillion.

The ministry has issued the director general of sea transportation of the project Number KP.910/DJPL/2020 on Dec. 29, concerning the Determination of the Results of Direct Appointment of Procurement of Business Entities Implementing the Patimban Port Project. The development of phase 2 is scheduled starting this month.

On Oct. 20, the government had announced that prospective operators had passed the pre-qualification stage. In the selection process, only one company passed the pre-qualification, the Patimban consortium. Further negotiations are carried out after the bidder’ proposal meets the minimum technical requirements.

“The consortium aims to turn Patimban Port into a modern and efficient port where technology is an integral part of the management of the Patimban Project,” said Adi Pramono, corporate secretary of PT Indika Energy Tbk (IDX: INDY), the parent of ILSS, on Monday (01/04/).

The port project included in a national strategic project (PSN) and the first phase construction for container terminals have a capacity of 218,000 vehicles and 250 thousand TEUs (twenty foot equivalent unit). Then, the phase 2 with the optimum capacity for 600,000 vehicles and containers of 3.75 million TEUs.

The Phase 2, covering 66 hectares of areas, will be built an additional car terminal with a capacity of 600,000 motorized vehicles starting 2021 to 2024. And, the Phase 3 will be carried out in 2024 – 2027 to develop a container terminal with a maximum capacity of over 7 million TEUs.

During 2024 – 2025, a container terminal will be built with a cumulative cargo capacity of 5.5 million TEUs. The final phase in 2026 – 2027, the construction will be carried out in the form of a container terminal with a cumulated capacity of 7.5 TEUs and 600,000 CBUs.

Total area of the Patimban port is 654 hectares with details of 300 hectares for container terminals and vehicle terminals and 354 hectares will be allocated for back-up areas containing warehousing, offices, management and business areas. Parallel, the ministry also build non-toll road access to the port has been done and is almost complete.

The cost will be Rp1.12 trillion with total length of the access road is 8.2 kilometers (Km), consisting of 7.5 Km of the elevated road and 0.7 Km of grade. The ministry has selected Japan’ Penta-Ocean Construction, TOA, Rinkai Nissan Construction, and Indonesia’s PT Wijaya Karya Tbk (IDX: WIKA), and PT PP Tbk (IDX: PTPP) to build the project.

Patimban Port was set to reduce heavy congestion at Tanjung Priok Port in North Jakarta that now shoulders most of the international trading activities. The project is part of President Joko Widodo’ infrastructure push to boost connectivity in the world’ largest archipelago of more than 17,000 islands, where logistics costs are high, and also an attempt to make the country a rival to Singapore as a transshipment hub.

So far, Indonesia has received JPY118.9 billion ($1.13 billion) loans from Japan or around 83 percent of the total costs of the first stage of the port. The project construction need a total investment up to Rp50 trillion.

US$1: Rp14,000, JPY105.34

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