State port operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo) 2, also known IPC, plans to start Cikarang–Bekasi–Java Sea (CBL) inland waterways this year. The project is estimating need costs Rp6 trillion. The initial investment for said project is set for Rp3.2 trillion and is expected to be completed in 2021. The project is very strategic as an alternative mode of transportation of goods delivery by sea from the industrial area in Cikarang and Bekasi.
Pelindo 2 also plans to open industrial zone at the port areas collaborating with the third parties. Beside build a new port, the Company is also looking an opportunity to acquire existing port. It has planned to acquire 49% shares of PT Krakatau Bandar Samudera (KBS), unit of steel maker PT Krakatau Steel Tbk (KRAS). Currently KBS manages Cigading Port in Banten province.