It houses the main port of the city of the same name. The port, Indonesia's busiest, is operated by the national port company PT Pelindo . In this port mainly the ferry traffic to the Indonesian islands and the freight traffic take place. In 2017, 5.7 million TEU were handled in the container terminal ; Tanjung Priok ranks 25th among the most important container ports in the world, ahead of Bremerhaven .
In the west of Jakarta there is another port, which mainly serves as a fishing port.
Tanjung Priok became Jakarta's main port in the late 19th century. It largely replaced the old port of Sunda Kelapa by the fish market in the west when it became too small for the increasing traffic following the opening of the Suez Canal .
Tanjung Priok was also the site of a widely known event on September 12, 1984 when army forces shot at a group of Muslim demonstrators . The demonstrators did not agree with the regulations planned by the government, which wanted to make the state ideology “ Pancasila ” the mandatory basis of all formal organizations. There have been conflicting reports about the death toll, but most sources say hundreds of protesters were killed.
The case was reopened after the fall of Suharto , and in 2003 fourteen people, including a former commandant of the Kopassus Special Forces, were named suspects in the 1984 killings.
The sub-district of Tanjung Priok is divided into seven administrative areas: Kebon Bawang, Papanggo, Sungai Bambu, Sunter Agung, Sunter Jaya, Tanjung Priok and Warakas.
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