Top 3 Ports in Indonesia

Indonesia, a vast archipelago country with over 17,000 different islands stretching from the borders of Malaysia to Papua New Guinea, has lots of cargo moving in, out as well as within the country. As there are thousands of islands throughout the country, sea ports are essential to take charge of the goods that enter or leave the islands. Many of these ports are so busy that some of them actually operate for 24 hours a day. However, many  of the ports in Indonesia are considered to be inefficient and outdated as they face difficulty in sustaining the large influx of shipments. Scattered across Indonesia, these are the top 3 sea ports in Indonesia, in no particular order. For more related articles see the busiest ports in Asia, Europe, South America as well as United States and Canada.

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Number One: Tanjung Priok Port in North Jakarta, Java

The State owned Port of Tanjung Priok is said to be the busiest port in Indonesia for trans shipments. It is also said to be the most advance port in Indonesia where the port handles more than 50% of all of Indonesia’s traffic. in 1877, the port began construction along with the Tanjung Priok Railway Station as well as other forms of facilities that would support the logistics process in that region. In 2013, the port handled about 6 million twenty foot equivalents (TEU) containers.

The Tanjung Priok Port of Jakarta, Indonesia. considered to outdated and inefficient

Number Two: Port of Belawan in Medan, North Sumatra

The Port of Belawan is another busy port in Medan, located in the province of North Sumatra. This is one of the ports that operate for 24 hours each day. Built 1890, the port was originally constructed to allow the movement of goods between rail lines and ships. In the early 20th century, due to the growth in palm and rubber plantations in North Sumatra, there was a growth in the port’s shipments. It is interesting to note that before got Independence from the Dutch East Indies, it used to be the territories’ largest port in terms of the value of cargo being shipped. However, upon independence, the port’s business fell. Today, the Port handles about 1 million container annually.

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The Port of Belawan located in Medan, North of Sumatra

Number Three: Port of Tanjung Perak in Surabaya, East Java

Another Port in Java, this port is a passenger terminal as well as an international container terminal. Due to its strategic location, it is a key port to serve the needs of business  located in that particular region. The unique feature about this port  is that it could serve cruise ships domestically and internationally.

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Port of Tanjung Perak in Surabaya, East Java

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