Thursday, October 27, 2011

BUSINESS potential of INDONESIA cargo sea transport is still large


Indonesian National Shipowners Association (INSA) to project the growth of Indonesia sea freight cargo will reach one billion tons in 2015.

Chairman of Indonesian National Shipowners Association (INSA), Carmelita Hartoto said, referring to predictions of the projected growth of sea freight cargo  is an average of 7% per year.

Throughout last year Indonesia marine cargo transportation, both domestic and international reach 876.2 million tons. While at this year's Indonesia cargo sea transportation reached an estimated 937.5 million tons.

To achieve the above growth was indeed there is a concern because the impact of the economic crisis that hit Europe and the United States (U.S.). "So reach 1 billion tons of it indeed is a challenge," she said.

For that she hoped that the government would provide support in sea freight transportation. "We want that the government should also support such as for example in terms of taxation and tender," said Carmelita. For example, in terms of taxation, they asked the government to speed up the elimination of value-added tax (VAT) 10% to the national ship. Governments must also ensure the security of shipping with the formation of Coast Guard as soon as possible.

Carmenita also expressed at least until 2020 INSA will increase market share in the national ship overseas shipping sector to 20%. "We will take market share abroad. Figure it will try our passions," said Carmelita. In addition to the need for cooperation of government there are also some things that still be a challenge to reach those targets. Like, sailors deficit in the hundreds of thousands of people, the lack of a national vessel to serve overseas shipping, up to the readiness of special ships in the upstream oil and gas sector.

According to her, the need for Indonesia offshore vessels to serve the unmet needs of offshore oil there are still about 80 units. Procurement continues to be pursued fulfilled until 2015. "Fleet that unmet are heavy ships such as for offshore oil drilling because it was expensive," said Carmelita.