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FEEDER OPERATORS TO DEVELOP NEW FEEDER CONNECTIVITY BETWEEN BATAM AND PASIR GUDANG

December 15, 2023
Creating Pathways to the Indonesian Outport Business JPB
Photo caption: Presentation by Dinesh Shanker, General Manager of Key Business Account Container Terminal, Johor Port Berhad

JOHOR BAHRU, 14 December 2023 – Johor Port Berhad (Johor Port) a member of MMC Group, together with a joint Feeder Consortium comprising Sea Navigator, MTT, Latitude and LKC organised a roadshow on the subject of “Creating Pathways to the Indonesian Outport Business.”

The roadshow is one of the strategic initiatives by Johor Port to develop and secure Container throughput volume beyond the usual port boundaries by tapping into the Indonesian Outport Market. The roadshow was held on the 7 December 2023 in Oasia Hotel Downtown, Singapore with the primary objective of laying the groundwork for potential Feeder Operators to establish the 1st leg connectivity to tranship Intra Asia Cargoes from Batam Hinterland to Pasir Gudang.

Over 50 guests from major ocean shipping lines, NVOCCs and Indonesian Shippers such as Indah Kiat Pulp & Paper (IKPP) and Riau Andalan Pulp & Paper (RAPP) were in attendance for this event. Also present were Mohammad Iqbal of PT PERSERO Batam and Dendi Gustinadar from BP Batam.

Johor Port is an integrated Multi-purpose Port located in the Eastern part of Johor providing a comprehensive range of port services to meet the individual needs of all port users. The Port operates 5 Terminals with 24 berths totaling 4.9 km which caters for Containers, Dry Bulk, Break Bulk and Liquid activities and is recognised as the Southern Gateway Multipurpose Port in this region.

As part of this “Creating Pathways to the Indonesian Outport Business” initiative, Johor Port has ensured that its facilities are geared up to handle both inbound and outbound transhipment Containers in and out of Batam. Main Line Operators who are currently calling Pasir Gudang are also offering excellent connectivity and coverage for the Intra Asia region.

Johor Port plans to add additional connectivity to South Asia and the Middle East via their Terminal with Feeder Operators such as Sea Navigator,MTT, Latitude and LKC providing 2 sailings weekly between Batam and Pasir Gudang. More weekly sailings will be added once cargo throughput volume increases and the Feeder Operators will offer a much more competitive freight comparatively to moving the cargoes via other Hubs for transhipment.