JAI Delegated to Handle STS Pilotage at the Musi River-Mouth

Damas Jati - Jakarta, 10/10/2018, 11:54


PT Jasa Armada Indonesia, Tbk (“JAI”) or IPC Marine, has just been delegated to handle ship to ship (STS) pilotage and towage services at the Musi River-Mouth, South Sumatera.

The document of a decree on the appointment of IPC Marine to run the task from the Ministry of Transportation was officially delivered by M Tohir, Director for Port Affairs of Directorate of Sea Transportation, to Dawam Atmosudiro, President Director of PT PT Jasa Armada Indonesia, Tbk (“JAI”) on Tuesday, October 9.

PT Jasa Armada Indonesia, Tbk (“JAI”) or IPC Marine, engaged in Pilotage and Towage services, is a subsidiary of PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II (Persero) (Pelindo II or “IPC”), the primary and largest port management group in Indonesia (Pelindo II or “IPC”).

On his remark speech M Tohir said his high expectation, saying this delegation is expected to improve the standard of pilotage and towage services within the zones, thus guaranteeing the safety of any shipping activities within the water area.

The appointment is also expected to help the ministry in set up tariff and collecting the state non-tax income (PNBP), thus providing contribution to the state. “However, among the targets, guaranteeing the safety is number one and on the top priority,” Tohir said in his remark speech.

But, he called all who have been appointed to run the task, including PT Jasa Armada Indonesia, to carry out any contract clausal, including pay PNBN and submit monthly report.

Up to now, according to Tohir, there are as many as 133 water areas that have been designated as compulsory zones for pilotage in which four areas have been delegated to JAI.

Echoing the view, Head of KSOP Palembang M Satoto underlined that the delegation is expected to improve safety at the area. “There are so many problems along the Musi River. I hope this delegation is a part of problem solving to improve safety, at least, approaching the zero accident level,” he said.

Indonesia National Shipowners Association of Chapter Palembang (INSA Palembang) appreciates this step, saying hopefully this step will overcome the problem of traffic along the River Musi, at the mouth of it in particular.

INSA Palembang Vice Chairman Suwadi even expects for an improvement of service level agreement (SLA).

In responding those, JAI President Director Dawam Atmosudiro expressed optimism to realize all expectations from the stakeholders, both Ministry of Transportation and users (shipping line).

With potential resources both of facilities and human resources, JAI, according to Dawam, will be able to run the task.

"We will continue to improve performance and we are so optimistic to optimally run this task  in view of resources we have,” he said.

Dawam affirmed that this new job might not significantly contribute to the corporate income, but he is optimistic with the future potencies.

“There will be more and more mother vessels to come in responding the increasing production of coal for export from this province. We see a big market in next two years,” he said.

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