Cirebon Port

From Global Energy Monitor

Cirebon Port is a multi-purpose seaport in the city of Cirebon on the north coast of the Indonesian island of Java. Port activity is dominated by bulk imports of coal and liquid asphalt for the West Java hinterland. It is operated by the Port Authority of Tanjung Priok, and owned by the Government of Indonesia.


The photo below shows the port in Cirebon, on the northern coast of West Java.

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The Cirebon Port began operations under the Port Authority of Tanjung Priok in 1957. The bulk coal terminal now supplies cement factories in Cirebon, Cibinong and Bogor. The Cirebon Port has the capacity to handle 50 thousand metric tons.[1] Coal unloading capacity is 20 tonnes per hour.[2] In 2014 Stevedoring volume at Cirebon Port reached 4.37 million tonnes, and coal handling activities reached 3.08 million tonnes. It is located along the main road and rail networks which run across Java.

In November 2015 local residents voted against plans for expansion of coal-handling activities at the port, citing negative health and environmental effects from coal dust.[3]

The Cirebon City Government (Pemkot) has said they will halt coal handling service in Cirebon Port following numerous complaints from surrounding residents over dust pollution.[4]

Project Details

  • Operator: Port Authority of Tanjung Priok
  • Location: Cirebon, West Java, Indonesia
  • Annual Capacity (Tonnes): 3 million (total cargo)
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Imports
  • Coal source:

Articles and Resources


  1. "Port of Cirebon". World Port Source. Retrieved 2021-09-15.
  2. "Cirebon Port:Performance". Port of Cirebon. 2004. Retrieved 2008-02-07.
  3. "Coal Port Plan Rejected," Maritime News, November 3, 2015
  4. "Cirebon City Government Will Halt Cargo Activities," Maritime News, October 16, 2015

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