Batam (ANTARA) - State port operator PT Pelindo I has decided to invest Rp1.2 trillion in the development of Batuamapar in Batam City, Riau Islands Province.

The investment will be used to buy equipment to ensure efficient loading and unloading activities at the port close to Singapore, Pelindo I President Director Bambang Eka Cahyana said on Tuesday.

The investment comprises a short-term investment worth Rp200 billion and a medium-term investment worth Rp1 trillion, he said.

The short-term investment will be used to buy three harbor mobile cranes and 12 terminal tractors which are expected to arrive in Batam in the next few days, he said.

He was optimistic that the equipment would increase productivity at the port.

In the medium-term, Pelindo I will buy container cranes capable of loading and unloading goods for large ships.

By operating the equipment, the logistics costs could hopefully reduce, he said. Related news: Pelindo III ready to welcome 153 cruise ships

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Editor: Gusti Nur Cahya Aryani
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