Logistics business players sent appreciation on PT. Pelabuhan Indonesia II/IPC’s program to build integrated logistics center. As reported, IPC has planned to build integrated logistics center for export import around Kalibaru, North Jakarta. It is outside the port, but still close to New Priok Container-One (NPCT-1).
Wisnu Waskita, a logistics business observer and and executive for Logistic Company PT.Tata Waskita, said that business players have responded positively to such plan. He expects the center will integrate importation of both full container load (FCL) and less than container load (LCL) cargoes as well into one stop services.
“Surely, it needs an extraordinary step to improve services for both LCL and FCL at the port to be more efficient. Building one stop facilities like this is a good step,” he told reporters on Sunday, February 24.
As the leading port operator within the country and as a state owned company, IPC, Wisnu said, is so relevant to prepare integrated logistics facilities in responding the the logistics change toward digitalization and to anticipate the massive growth of e-commerce.
“Local players should take much advantage from the business. We have to be the leader at our home,” he said, while explaining that the logistics business within the country are mostly enjoyed by foreign companies. “Our market is very potential. But, who did enjoy it mostly? Just have a look on LCL business. It is mostly enjoyed by foreign forwarders and agents,” he noted .
Wisnu said the CFS centre facilities at Priok also remains a step for transparency in LCL services, in addition to cost efficiency and fast cargo delivery.
“It is not a problem, if one day, this CFS centre will move to and be a part of Kalibaru integrated logistic facility as far as for efficiency,” he said.
According to Wisnu, this facility can act as line operation for fabrics and industries. “Supply for raw material will be more efficient,” he said.
IPC Director for Operation Prasetyadi affirmed such plan, saying the program is now coming to feasibility study that was still being done by independent consultant. IPC expects the feasibility study will be completed this year so the construction of this facility will start next year (2020).
“The integrated logistics facilities at Priok will make FCL (full container load) and LCL (less than container load) services more efficient,” he said adding that the facility will also be equipped with warehouses facilities.
Prasetyadi noted that the integrated logistics facilities remains a long term program of IPC in responding to the customers’ needs.
He explained that when this facilities is ready, IPC will move container freight station (CFS) center there. “If it is ready, the existing CFS centers which is now located inside the port, will be removed there (the Kalibaru integrated logistics Center),” he said.
According to data, IPC handled 7.80 million TEUS in 2018, increasing 12.7% year on year, from 6.92 million TEUs. Of the total, Tanjung Priok contributed the highest