Support the Marine Trade Lane, Minister Budi Push the Cost Efficiency of Big Harbor

By : Hariyanto And Aldi Firhand. A | Friday, April 13 2018 - 21:34 IWST

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INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi encourages cost efficiency especially in large ports, such as Tanjung Priok Port and Kuala Tanjung Port to support sea trade routes.

"We do the efficiency, especially in big ports, at least 20-30 percent cheaper," said Budi after a discussion entitled "Strategic Concept Development of National Maritime Potential in Realizing the Ideal of World Maritime axle to 100 Years of Independence" in Building MPR / DPR in Jakarta on Thursday (12/4/2018).

Budi explained that large ports have large capacity, resulting in direct delivery of goods on a large scale compared to small ports.

"Small ports do have a dilemma, the economies of the ports are not maximized, so we encourage and support the pioneer vessels operating there, which will make the harbor grow," he said.

The current constraint, he added, is not the maximum load of goods from East to West, especially for Sea Toleration operations, so new solutions must be sought.

Budi said his side is currently not doing the tender ship, but the cargo of the ship, so that the cargo can be maximized.

"We have to find a new balance, we do not tender ship, but the amount of cargo, so the ship sent to Eastern Indonesia is efficient with large ships, so the goods become cheap," he said.

In addition, according to him, ship modifications must also be done so that all types of goods can be included not only certain ships that can transport certain goods. "For example cattle ships equipped with cooling equipment so that other products can be transported," he said.

Meanwhile, for direct export (direct call), Budi said not all ports can export directly because not all can save costs.

"If the direct call to Singapore and Malaysia actually makes the port there hub, that's why we want to 'direct call' to the bigger port, so it can go directly to Europe and China," he said.

Kuala Tanjung Port itself will be inaugurated in June 2018 with an investment of 2.8 billion US dollars outside the procurement of land Rp1 trillion. (ant)

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