Muara Berau Anchorage

From Global Energy Monitor

Muara Berau Anchorage is a coal loading anchorage located off the coast of East Kalimantan, Indonesia, which normally operates from May to October.[1][2] At this location, barges loaded with coal along Indonesia's coasts or waterways transfer their coal to oceangoing vessels via floating cranes. Berau was also proposed as a site for a dedicated coal terminal, but that proposal appears to be cancelled.


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The anchorage receives coal from various Indonesian coal operations, including the Separi barge loading facility in East Kalimantan.[3]

Proposed terminal

In July 2014 it was reported that Indonesia planned to build 14 dedicated coal terminals on the islands of Kalimantan and Sumatra in a bid to curb illegal coal exports. One of the proposed locations was Berau. However the government was finding it difficult to obtain private funding for the terminals in the current environment of depressed coal prices.[4] As of September 2021, there has been no update on this proposal.

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