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The Impact of Mega-Ships: The Case of Jakarta

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The port of Jakarta is the incontestable gateway to Indonesia. As an archipelago state, Indonesia has much to gain from improving its maritime connectivity and attracting more direct liner services. These services rely on ever larger ships. What is needed to attract them, and how could Jakarta best handle them? This report brings more clarity to these issues by assessing the impacts of very large container ships for Jakarta. It analyses current policies and offers recommendations on how Indonesia’s largest port could effectively prepare for the arrival of ships.

Policy Insights

  • Resolve bottlenecks elsewhere in the supply chain to increase efficiency. 
  • Open up domestic coastal freight transport to international shipping lines.
  • Smart phasing in of next phases of the New Priok port project.
  • Stimulate port investment in other parts of Indonesia.

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