Monday, January 24, 2011

The LARGEST and BUSIEST port in Indonesia,Tanjung Priok is OVERLOAD

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The capacity of Port of Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta, is considered no longer adequate to accommodate the amount of goods entering.

"As a result, there is accumulation of goods and this resulted in losses to hundreds of millions of dollars per day," said Vice Chairman of Indonesian Chamber of Commerce (Kadin) Transportation sector, Syafrizal.

Syafrizal said the number of incoming flows of goods, particularly containers each day increases. If calculated per year, the increase reached 13% to 15%. Medium capacity of accommodating of the largest and busiest port in Indonesia, now no longer sufficient entry of goods.

According Syafrizal, ideally the load of each container must not be equal to the area. Stacking goods overloaded by more than 100%. Supposedly, the accumulation of goods is only 70% or at most 80%. But now the number has more, even up to 140, said Sayfizal.

As a result, the accumulation of goods out of control. Even container crane was difficult to work and often suffered damage because of excessive usage.

"We must also shift the accumulation of these containers of goods to another place. It means there was a shift takes place and it costs more," he said.

According Syafrizal, to shift one container, then the costs that range from IDR 1 million to IDR 2 million. While the containers are moved each day totaling more than 300 units. Syafrizal said the accumulation of goods will increasingly be seen at the time of holidays or other big day. For that it hoped the government to reform infrastructure.

At least it took five years to fix Tanjung Priok port infrastructure and a maximum of about 10 years. But, now it needs is extremely urgent. So should be done immediately, he said.