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Industry News & Coming Events

Collection of Maritime Related News and Events

The Tale of Two Ports in Indonesia

Jakarta, Indonesia, May 26, 2015 – In its heyday a few hundred years ago, Jakarta’s Sunda Kelapa Harbor was a bustling center of trade and one of the archipelago’s main local ports. Today, the harbor serves small, traditional wooden boats traveling between Jakarta and...

Enhancements for Standard 22 Gyro Compass

April 2015, The German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz has announced a new revision of the Anschütz Standard 22 Gyro Compass System. The enhancements improve the integration capabilities of the world’s most popular gyro compass and secures compliance...

Indonesia to Develop Maritime ‘Technoparks’

May 2015, The Indonesian Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries has announced plans to develop five maritime technology parks to improve fisheries-based business in Indonesia, says The Jakarta Globe. This article first appeared on...

Japan still keen on building seaport in Indonesia

April 2015, Last week’s cancellation of the plan to build the Cilamaya port has not deterred Japan from its intention to build a seaport in Indonesia, Yusron Ihza Mahendra, Indonezia’s Ambassador to Japan was reported by the local Antara News as saying. Following a...

Indonesia hoping to learn from Singapore on port operations

SINGAPORE: Indonesia said on Friday (May 15) that the country would like to have maritime cooperation with Singapore to help improve its own ports. Dwelling time – the time taken for freight to load and unload at the port – has averaged seven to nine days...

Indonesian Marine Police arrests two tankers

Two tankers were arrested by the Indonesian Marine Police for illegal fuel oil bunkering off Batam and Palembang, Indonesia. Urban Success, with IMO number 8617615, was apprehended by the Indonesian Marine Police for alleged smuggling of diesel fuel from Palembang...

Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia joint maritime patrol

Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia are in discussions to extend joint patrols to deal with a resurgence of piracy in the South China Sea piracy hotspots, said Singapore’s Chief of Navy Rear-Admiral Lai Chung Han. Singapore’s Today reports that the extension...

Indonesia starts five port projects

Indonesia’s state-owned port operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo 1) will start five port expansion projects this year. According to The Jakarta Post, the five ports involved are Malahayati Port, Belawan Port, Kuala Tanjung Port, Dumai Port and Batam Port. With...

Indonesia sinks Vietnamese boats

Indonesia blew up and sank three empty Vietnamese boats Friday, the navy said, as the world’s biggest archipelago nation pushes to stop foreigners from illegally fishing in its waters. It was the strongest measure yet taken in the campaign launched by new...

Courting Asia: China’s Maritime Silk Route vs America’s Pivot

By Yukon Huang U.S. President Barack Obama’s Asian tour is intended to revitalize his moribund pivot to Asia. That this strategic initiative is still alive despite the inevitable pull of events in the Middle East and Europe is attributable to China’s claims over...