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Maersk expects new Indonesia routes following port expansion

Indonesia has given the go-ahead to a tripling of the Tanjunh Priok port capacity. It is likely this will result in new routes from Indonesia to Africa, South America or the Middle East, Maersk Line announces.

Maersk Line is ready to establish new routes from Indonesia as the recently adopted and much needed expansion of the country’s port capacity is carried out. So says the company’s Chief Executive for the Asia Pacific Region, Thomas Riber Knudsen, who considers it to be likely that additional tonnage will be inserted and new routes, or strings, to emerging markets will be established as the port capacity is expanded

What was approved recently was a large investment in the New Priok project. New Priok will have a capacity of up to 13 million 20 feet containers a year and make it possible for Indonesia to accept the biggest containerships in the world. The first part of the project, adding a total of 4.5 million TEU, is expected to be inaugurated in 2014.

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