Minister Proposes Cut in Transshipment Costs

October 17, 2016,

The Transportation Ministry is proposing a cut in transshipment costs in a bid to boost competitiveness and yield more volume into the country’s hub ports.

“We are concerned that there are a lot of ports that conduct direct call. If the transshipment cost is lower, then there will be more goods going to Tanjung Priok and Tanjung Perak, and it will be cheaper than direct call,” said Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi, referring to two of the country’s major ports in Jakarta and Surabaya, East Java.

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Minister proposes cut in transshipment costs

The ports that are slated to serve as hubs include Kuala Tanjung (North Sumatra), Bitung (North Sulawesi), Makassar (South Sulawesi), Sorong (West Papua), as well as Tanjung Priok and Tanjung Perak.

The new concept will strengthen Tanjung Priok’s role as a domestic and international hub port as imported goods will transit through it.

This and much more will be discussed at Marintec Indonesia – held in Jakarta during 23-25 November 2016 – the leading business event and learning platform for the Maritime Industry in Indonesia. Organized by UBM Indonesia, Marintec will gather over 150 local and international companies which will share insight, technology, and create real growth opportunities for Indonesia and the region.

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