Meratus Line expands SBON Service to East Java

THE East Java Multipurpose Terminal (EJMT), operated by International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI), welcomed the inaugural call of Meratus Line’s SBON service on December 3.

EJMT CEO Patrick Chan congratulated Meratus Line on the new Lamongan port call, anticipating reduced transport costs and carbon emissions for customers. “With the new service calling at our terminal, it will provide our surrounding customers with closer port access and an empty depot located in the same facility that allows trucks to complete two-way running with containers. Hence, we expect a reduction in their transport costs and overall carbon emissions.”

Meratus Line expands SBON Service to East Java

Meratus Line expands SBON Service to East Java

Meratus Line expands SBON Service to East Java

The collaboration aligns with Meratus Line’s goal of enhancing connectivity in Indonesia and supporting local industrial expansion.

The weekly domestic service, operated by two 629-TEU multipurpose vessels, includes Indonesian ports like Surabaya, Makassar, Ambon, and Lamongan. The addition of Lamongan to the port rotation benefits customers in the Lamongan and Tuban areas, providing access to Makassar and Ambon markets.

Budi Pranoto, chief commercial officer of Meratus Logistics, said: “Seeing the potential for Lamongan to become a new industrial center in East Java, we aim to consistently support these plans and strategic developments by streamlining logistics.”

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EJMT is constructing a new multipurpose facility, featuring a breakwater, a 300-meter quay line, a 500-meter swinging basin, two post-Panamax mobile harbor cranes, cargo handling equipment, and a 13.5-meter draft. The project, set for completion in September 2024, aims to bolster Lamongan, Tuban, and central Java economies by handling containerized, breakbulk, and project cargo.

Located in Lamongan Regency within the Lamongan Shorebase complex, EJMT is a joint venture between ICTSI and East Log Holdings, specializing in Indonesia’s offshore oil and gas industry.