Cikarang Bekasi Laut (CBL) Inland Waterways
In order to improve the connectivity of Tanjung Priok Port with its hinterland area, an alternative mode of transportation is highly required. This connections currently are limited to tollroad and railway, but we propose a more modern and cost effective alternative to both modes of transportation in the form of an inland waterway network by using barges. CBL Inland Waterways shall connect the Port of Tanjung Priok with industrial estates around Cibitung, Cikarang, and Karawang, by utilizing the current CBL Canal.
Development of CBL Inland Waterway, with a total length 25km, shall consist of canal width enlargement and dredging and also includes construction of an Inland Waterway Terminal in the vicinity of Cikarang Industrial Estate. We envisage this development as a solution to reduce heavy traffic density in tollroads pleading to Cibitung, Cikarang, and Karawang, and also providing a more cost effective and efficient logistic solution.
CBL Inland Waterway is expected to increase container volume flows toward the Port of Tanjung Priok from Cibitung, Cikarang, and Karawang area, with total capacity in full operational phase of 3 million TEUs annually.