Kertapati Coal Port

From Global Energy Monitor

Kertapati Coal Port is located at the Musi River, Palembang in Indonesia. The port serves mine production from the Tanjung Enim mine.[1] It is fully owned and operated by PT Bukit Asam.


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The Kertapati barge loading port is situated on 10.2 hectares. It handles coal for both domestic and regional export markets. The Kertapati Coal Port primarily delivers coal to the offshore coal loading anchorage of Muara Banyu Asin.[2] The capacity of the facility at the Kertapati is 2.5 Mtpa.[3] The port is capable of handling 7,000 DWT coal bulk carriers.[4]

In 2017, it was reported that the railway between the Tanjung Enim mine (the Kertapati's main source of coal) and the Kertapati coal port would be upgraded to transport five million tonnes of coal to the Kertapati port per year.[5] The railway upgrade was completed in 2020.[6] According to Bukit Asam's 2020 performance report, the railway's capacity between the Tanjung Enim mine and Kertapati port will be increased to 7 million tons per year by the third quarter of 2021.[7]

In 2020, the Kertapati Coal Port shipped 5.5 million tonnes of coal, a significant increase over the 3.5 million tonnes handled in 2019.[8] In 2022, 5.4 million tonnes were shipped to the port.[8]

In 2021, shipping costs for the Kertapati port reached 71.6 million USD per year.[9]

Project Details

  • Owner: PT Bukit Asam Tbk
  • Parent: PT Bukit Asam Tbk
  • Location: Palembang, Indonesia
  • Annual Coal Capacity (Tonnes): 7 million
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Domestic and regional export
  • Coal source: Tanjung Enim mine, Indonesia

Articles and Resources


  1. "This month in coal: Indonesia's state coal sector--a review" BNet, accessed August 8, 2011.
  2. "Palembang Port". SHIPNEXT. Retrieved 2021-09-15.
  3. "About Us," PT Bukit Asam, accessed July 2015
  4. "Indo Coal" Indo Coal accessed September 14, 2011.
  5. Singgih, Viriya (2017-07-31). "Bukit Asam set to develop railways to boost annual coal freight". Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2021-09-15.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. Beyond Coal (2020-10-27). "COAL DOWNSTREAM AS PTBA'S STRATEGY OF ENERGY TRANSITION" (PDF). CoalHub. Retrieved 2021-09-15.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. Bukit Asam (2020). "PT BUKIT ASAM TBK - 2020 PERFORMANCE ANNOUNCEMENT" (PDF). Bukit Asam - Beyond Coal. Retrieved 2021-09-15.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Bisnis Batubara, PT Bukit Asam, Accessed Nov. 2021
  9. AEER (2021-02-01). "Low Carbon Development of South Sumatra Has the Potential to be Hampered by Low Quality Coal Investment" (PDF). AEER. Retrieved 2021-09-15.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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