Poor Terminal Productivity Causes Labors Cooperative Suffer Billion of Loss

Port Labors Cooperative Koperasi Karya Sejahtera Tenaga Kerja Bongkar Muat (KSTKBM) Tanjung Priok suffered Rp 6.3 billion loss in 2017, following the lower productivity of the two leading international container terminals – the Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT) and TPK Koja – at Tanjung Priok.…See Details...

February 28, 2018

IPC Completing Land Acquisition for Kijing, Expecting Ground Breaking in March

State port operator PT Pelindo II/IPC is now completing land acquisition works for development of Kijing Terminal in Mempawah, West Kalimantan. Compensation for are of 14 hectare, totaling of 65 land areas plus their buildings, was completed last week (Friday, February 22). The buildings, including government office, will be relocated.…See Details...

February 26, 2018

​ 8.000 New Containers in Hamburg Süd Colors

More than 8,000 brand new containers with the distinctive red exterior paint and white lettering Hamburg Süd have been delivered by the container factory of Maersk Container Industry (MCI) in the Chinese city of Dongguan. The 40’ high cube standard Hamburg Süd containers which have been built since mid-January are coated with a special water-based, environmentally friendly paint.…See Details...

February 26, 2018

DNV GL Targets Every Vessel in the Fleet Using Electronic Certificates in 2018

Just four months after the launching of electronic certificates, the classification bureau DNV GL has issued more than 50,000 certificates, the company had said. Following the introduction of IMO compliant electronic class and statutory certificates, in mid October 2017, DNV GL launched its electronic certificates. …See Details...

February 21, 2018

CEGAH PENCEMARAN LAUT, KEMENHUB TINGKATKAN PENGAWASAN KEGIATAN TANK CLEANING KAPAL

Direktur Jenderal Perhubungan Laut melalui Direktur Kesatuan Penjagaan Laut dan Pantai (KPLP) menginstruksikan kepada para Kepala Unit Pelaksana Teknis (UPT) khususnya yang wilayah kerjanya berada di sekitar Pulau Bintan untuk melakukan kegiatan patroli dan pengawasan terhadap kegiatan tank cleaning (pembersihan tanki) kapal.…See Details...

February 20, 2018

GPA Orders 8 Konecranes Boxporter RMG

​The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) in the USA has embarked upon the Mason Mega Rail Project that will double the Port of Savannah’s on-dock rail lift capacity to 1 million containers per year. As part of the project, the GPA has ordered 8 Konecranes BOXPORTER RMG cranes for the expanded intermodal container handling. Delivery will occur in two parts, one in the second half of 2019 and one in the second half of 2020. Work on the GPA’s Mason Mega Rail Terminal project in Savannah is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2020. This rail terminal will combine and expand upon the rail yards currently operated by CSX and Norfolk Southern railroads at GPA’s Garden City Terminal. The project will also increase the number of working tracks from eight to 18. The terminal will allow 10,000-ft trains to be loaded and unloaded with containers, rapidly increasing service to an arc of inland American markets from Memphis to Chicago. “The Konecranes RMGs will play an integral role in our rail expansion, allowing the Port of Savannah to handle more containers by rail, with greater efficiency than ever before,” said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch.…See Details...

February 20, 2018

Despite Volume Increase, APMT Suffered Loss of US$168m in 2017

APM Terminals, a subsidiary of A.P. Moller - Maersk and sister company of world’s leading container shipping Maersk Line, suffered a net operating loss of US$168 million in 2017, down from earnings of $438 million in 2016 despite an increase in cargo volumes handled at the terminals it both owns and operates worldwide. Overall container throughput volumes in 2017 rose by 6.5 per cent over the previous year to reach 39.7 million TEU. The company said in its earnings report announcement: "APM Terminals faced various commercial challenges in 2017, which resulted in rate pressure, leading to lower revenue per move and impairments in challenged markets." Volume growth was driven by the strong performance of its terminals in North Asia, Latin America and on account of additional throughput garnered through its sister company Maersk Line.…See Details...

February 20, 2018

PTP Upgrades Billing Centre

​IPC subsidiary PT Pelabuhan Tanjung Priok (PTP) upgraded its billing facilities (billing centre) through launching of new billing centre at Tanjung Priok Passenger Terminal. This facility is integrated with banking system and equipped with cargo tracking system that is connected with the government inaportnet. "The billing system with cashless payment has actually been on stage since 2015. Today, we launched our new centre, another gateway we offer to our customer," PTP President Director Immanudin explained this billing center. "This billing center is a choice for customer who are not familiar with e-paymenet yet. And there are still many. There are thousands of transactions handled by this billing centre daily, with transaction value reaching more than Rp 2 billion a day," Immanudin said, adding: "Since the billing center also provides cargo tracking facility and it is opened for 24 hours in seven days, many came to billing center." Imanudin expects this facility can help to create efficient billing service to customers, including the customers of terminal 1, 2, and 3. "In principe, this facility is meant to help efficient billing service and to give more choices for customers in payment," he said. Some banks that have running partnership with IPC TPK for billing are including Bank Mandiri, BNI, BCA, and Bank CIMB Niaga. …See Details...

February 19, 2018

Menteri BUMN Tunjuk Kepala BPTJ Sebagai Komisaris Utama PT PELNI (Persero)

Hari ini, Menteri Badan Usaha Milik Negara selaku Rapat Umum Pemegang Saham Perusahaan (RUPS) PT Pelayaran Nasional Indonesia (Persero)/PELNI Rini M. Soemarno …See Details...

February 19, 2018

​ICS Protesting Permendag 82, Saying It a Discriminatory Practice

International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has delivered a protest to Indonesian government relating the issuance of Decree of Minister of Trade Permendag 82/2017, saying the policy is a discriminatory practice and breaking the free trade principles. Responding to the decree on “The provision of the use of national sea transports and insurance for the purpose of export and import of certain goods”, ICS secretary-general Peter Hinchliffe wrote to the Indonesian ministers for transport and energy and mineral resources as well as various other top officials. The letter is signed by former secretary that has been replaced by Guy Platten this month (February). The letter writes how ICS understands the decree, saying the global shipping industry “is very concerned that the decree appears to require that transportation of specified products and goods on international voyages, to and from Indonesian territory, must be conducted using Indonesian vessels”. The ruling applies to the carriage and insurance of rice, coal and crude palm oil (CPO), the latter two being some of Indonesia’s biggest commodities exports. As reported earlier, though the decree had been issued in October 2017 and is expected to come into force on April 26, there has so far been a lack of clarity on implementation. “If our understanding is correct, this would appear to be a form of discriminatory cargo reservation, which would be contrary to accepted international practice and maritime free trade principles that are adhered to by Indonesia's trading partners, including those in Asia,” ICS warned in the letter. It further added: “Cargo reservation is also contrary to the obligations which Indonesia has accepted as a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the commitments that governments have made under the 'Model Maritime Schedule' as part of the ongoing Doha Round.”…See Details...

February 19, 2018