Sunday, May 9, 2010

Jakarta International Container Terminal hit the highest record


Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT) is able to hit a highest record for the productivity of loading and unloading services in the history of its operation. Within 16 hours, JICT able to finish the 2,728 movement and improve vessel operational record (VOR) until reaching 171 movements per hour (mph) when serving MV Evergreen Porthos 021W.

The achieving record also shows an increasing record of 39 percent over the previous VOR, which is as much as 123 mph. President Director of JICT, Arif Siregar said, achieving record productivity of loading and unloading services is reflected the company's commitment to provide the best service to customers. "This well confirms our ability to handle big ships," Arif said.

Achieving that, he continued, is one result of the expansion of JICT project. "Jakarta International Container Terminal do the expansion with the addition of equipment, yard expansion, and implementation of next-generation system (n-Gen), an operating system that is applied across the terminals," he said.

After the planned expansion program completed in 2013, according to Arif, JICT will have an extra container yard of 12 hectares, and automatic doors that are connected directly to the Jakarta Outer Ring Road (JORR). "Truck traffic to and from outside the terminal was more efficient," he said. Overall, Jakarta International Container Terminal capacity will increase by 50 percent to 3 million TEUs per year from the current 2 million TEUs.