20 September 2015

[200915.EN.BIZ] Indonesian President Tours DP World's Jebel Ali to Cement Ties

INDONESIAN President Joko Widodo has been taken on a tour of the container handling facilities and Free Zone of DP World's Jebel Ali port as part of the his state visit to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.

President Widodo and his entourage, consisting of Coordinating Minister of Economics of Indonesia Darmin Nasution, Foreign Minister Retno Lestari Priansari Marsud, National Development Planning Minister Sofyan Djalil, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, and Minister of Trade Thomas Lembong, were greeted by the global port operator's chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem.

DP World has managed PT Terminal Petikemas Surabaya (TPS) terminal since the group's acquisition of P&O in 2006. It is a joint venture with a 51 per cent shareholding held by state-owned company Pelabuhan Pelindo III and 49 per cent held by DP World.

The DP World head said: "DP World is a long-time partner of the Indonesian government through the joint venture in PT. We look forward to cementing our relationship," reported UK's Handy Shipping Guide.

"With our global experience we work closely with our partners to support economic growth where we operate. The president's visit builds on already existing amicable relations and lasting partnerships that benefit both countries," he said.

TPS, on the north shore of eastern Java, serves a wide-ranging hinterland. It is an origin and destination Container terminal with a capacity of 1.8 million TEU and an annual throughput of 1.4 million TEU.

Source : HKSG.

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