Surabaya is the principal port and the capital of Indonesia's East Java Province. By population (around 3 million / metro over 9,6 million) the city is ranked Indonesia's second-largest (after Jakarta). The seaport (Tanjung Perak) is on Madura Strait (Java Island's northeastern border) and one of the oldest in Southeast Asia. Surabaya City is also one of the country's four metropolises - together with Jakarta, Medan and Makassar. Surabaya is a modern center for agriculture, trade, manufacturing, shipping.
Tanjung Perak Port (locode IDSUB) is the city's main port and one of Indonesia's busiest cargo ports. Much of the handled cargoes are transhippments and mainly via container carriers/boxships. In 2015, Port Perak was dredged to max depth 14 m (46 ft), and in 2016 the harbor's max draught was increased to 16 m (52 ft) allowing the port to accommodate larger boxships with max capacity 15,000 TEU-containers. Also in 2016 was completed a dry-bulk port with 250 m (820 ft) piers/docks. The new dry-bulk terminal occupies 26 hectares plus a supporting 36-hectares area, for a total cargo capacity ~20 million tons.
Surabaya is alleged to have been established on the spot where the legendary battle between a crocodile (BUAYA) and a shark (SURA) took place, Surabaya has been the chief harbour and commercial center of East Java since the fall of the 14th century (Majapahit Kingdom). Most of Surabaya's current population (~90%) are Muslims. In Surabaya, cruise tourists can see the Bull Races, visit Madura island or take a volcano tour.
Suramadu Bridge (its name derives from Surabaya-Madura) connects Madura Island and Surabaya over Madura Strait. A 16 km highway was built from Suramadu Bridge to MIS-C (Madura International Seaport-City) in Pernajuh village, Kocah district, Bangkalan, Madura (project cost Rp 60 billion / USD 7 billion). The container port was built in order to ease the burden on the overloaded Surabaya's Tanjung Perak Port.
Surabaya cruise terminal
Surabaya's Port Tanjung Perak allows max draft 16 m / 52 ft and has a dedicated cruise terminal. Ships dock in Tanjung Perak (in the city's industrial area). Passenger transportation to the city is either by taxis or cruise company-provided bus shuttles.
Port Surabaya cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Surabaya, Java Indonesia. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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