Series of Accidents Continuously Take Place at JICT

Damas Jati - Jakarta, 05/12/2018, 10:45

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Another accident again took place at Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT) on Tuesday morning, December 4, 2018, adding a series of accidents following the appointment of less experienced new operator PT Multi Tally Indonesia (MTI).


Fortunately, this new accident killed no one, but absolutely disturbed the operational at the quay and certainly created worries to cargo owners.





According to contacted sources from operator, the accident that took place at 09.12a.m when the RTGC 50 was lifting an export container to be loaded to ‘CSCL LIMA’ Vessel.


At the beginning the operator of RTGC 50 lifted the container from the yard and inaccurately placed it on the truck chassis. Then the operator did it again to get a correct position. 


But, when the operator did it for a correct position, unfortunately its spreader was stuck by another container, causing an unexpected touch among containers. As a result, the containers within the blocks felt down.


Even, on the same day, at 15.30p.m, a similar accident took place again, according to another source from JICT. 


According to Indonesia Shipping Gazette data, since the appointment of PT Multi Tally Indonesia (MTI)  as the RTGC operator in January 2018, a series of accidents have taken place at this terminal. Even, some accidents killed operators and truck drivers. 


At least, the accidents have killed four people in the last 18 months.


As earlier reported, in January 2018, the JICT management took a contradictive policy, appointing a new poor-experienced operator, while fired hundreds of operators with extensive experience since they had been working for the terminals for over than five years. 


A source from JICT said that those accidents were mostly due to incompetent operators provided by the new vendor PT MTI.


He said, since the handled by PT MTI, the standard of work safety at this Indonesia’s main export import gateway continuously downgraded. “Those accidents proved it. The work safety at this terminal has become poorer and poorer,” he said.


Indonesia Shipping Gazette has tried to contact the management of JICT for several times for confirmation. Unfortunately, there were no responses yet until now


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