Palembang to Accelerate Facilities Repair, Add One More Reach Stacker 

​Port of Palembang will accelerate to repair its facilities and add one more reach stacker (RS) in response to slow productivity in the last several days as one of its rubber mobile gantry crane (RMGC) is not in operation while one container crane (CC) is in lower level performing. Agus Hendryanto, General Manager of Palembang Port, affirmed to Indonesia Shipping Gazette on the slow productivity, but saying the port has provided an optimum service to customers. …See Details...

November 15, 2017

Dry Bulk Charter Rate Up, But BIMCO Says the Market Still Fragile

​Capesize ships have (as of 26 October) been in profitable territory (above $15,300 per day) since 11 August and panamaxes likewise, since 5 September (above $10,200 per day). The handysize segment has, for the first time since April 2014, reached a freight rate level above $9,000 per day, according to BIMCO. BIMCO (Baltic and International Maritime Council) is the largest of the international shipping associations representing shipowners; its membership controls around 65 percent of the world’s tonnage and it has members in more than 120 countries, including managers, brokers and agents.…See Details...

November 07, 2017

What Does Shipping Community Expect from the New Sea Transportation Dirjend?

​The Indonesia shipping community says welcome the new Director General (Dirjend) of Sea Transportation, saying they are ready to cooperate with and will support any programs and policy that he will take in building the country’s shipping industry. However, they also noted some works that he should accomplish as soon as possible. As the report said, the Ministry of Transportation finally appointed Agus H. Purnomo, President Director of PT INKA, as the new director for Sea Transportation, after he joined the top three candidates together with Johnson W. Sutjipto, President Director of PT Arial Niaga Nusantara, and Dwi Budi Sutrisno former Secretary of Directorate General of Sea Transportation Dwi Budi Sutrisno.…See Details...

November 07, 2017

PBM Struggling for Survival

The existing system of giving right to port operator to run stevedoring activities has threatened the existence of stevedoring companies (PBMs). Hence they proposed for new system for their survival. What they are proposing, follow this story.…See Details...

November 06, 2017

Sinergi Pelayaran Swasta Nasional - BUMN Wujudkan Program Tol Laut

Sinergi yang dibangun dengan cara memanfaatan ruang muat pelayaran swasta nasional, sehingga kapal-kapal tol laut tidak perlu mengambil muatan dari pelabuhan origin seperti Tanjung Priok dan Tanjung Perak.…See Details...

November 03, 2017

Indonesia Bahas Perkembangan Patimban Di 8th Vice Ministerial Meeting Di Jepang

Diminta agar Pelabuhan Patimban dioperasikan oleh operator independen dan mengurangi porsi dominan dari Badan Usaha Pelabuhan (BUP) milik Pemerintah Indonesia dengan memperbesar saham swasta.…See Details...

November 03, 2017

ISAA FACILITATES CSO TRAINING FOR SHIPPING AGENT OFFICERS

In a bid to improve competence of shipping agent officers and to meet the requirements of IMO (International Maritime Organisation) relating security, the Indonesia Shipping Agency Association (ISAA), in cooperation with National SAR (Search and Rescue) Maritime Training Center, has just conducted a training of Company Security Officer (CSO). …See Details...

November 02, 2017

​MUA Condemns Hutchison Indonesia Crackdown on JICT Union

Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has condemned a crackdown by Hutchison Indonesia that has cost the injustice and rights cut to more than 500 of JICT's workers in Jakarta. "MUA and ports under Hutchison operations in Australia reject all forms of violence and rights abuses, including the retaliation to JICT Union who seek to exercise their rights and justice during strike last August," said Paddy Crumlin, National Secretary of MUA.…See Details...

November 01, 2017

Samudera’s Container Unit Revenue Up, Bulk and Tanker Down

​Samudera shipping container business unit experienced an 18% revenue increase in third quarter (Q3) 2017, thanks to the volume rise and higher freight rate. But, on the other hand, its bulk and tanker business decreased by 14%, the company report said. …See Details...

November 01, 2017