Muara Sabak coal anchorage

From Global Energy Monitor

Muara Sabak coal anchorage is an offshore anchorage used for coal exports from the Jambi Province of Sumatra, Indonesia.[1] At this location, barges loaded with coal in Jambi transfer their cargo to oceangoing vessels using floating cranes or other technology.

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In 1998, the Muara Sabak coal anchorage exported 237 thousand tonnes of coal.[2]

Proposed coal 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 Jambi. However the government was finding it difficult to obtain private funding for the terminals in the current environment of depressed coal prices.[3] As of September 2021, there has been no update on this proposal.

Project Details

  • Operator: Jambi Provincial Government
  • Location: Muarasabak, Jambi Province, Sumatra, Indonesia
  • Annual Coal Capacity (Million Tonnes):
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Exports
  • Coal source: Jambi Province, Sumatra, Indonesia

Articles and Resources


  1. Indonesian Mining Areas Map, PWC, 2018
  2. "Master Plan and Short-Term Plan of Jambi Port" (PDF). Jica. 2007. Retrieved 2021-09-15.
  3. "Indonesia's plan for dedicated coal ports will face funding issues, may hit exports: analysts," Platts, 4 July, 2014

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