Indonesia Logistics and Forwarder’s Association (ALFI/ILFA) cares with the impact of coronavirus (Cofid-19) outbreak that has hit any aspects of economy activities, including logistics itself, ports, shipping, and so on.
To prevent further outspread of this virus outbreak that might boost deeper effect to these sectors, ALFI has just initiated to take a real preventive action at the Indonesia’s leading port Tanjung Priok.
Today, Monday, April 13, located at the Gate-9 of Tanjung Priok Port, ALFI care program distributed as many as 2,000 masks, 650 bottles of hand sanitiser, and dan 380 lunch boxes for truck drivers, dockers, as well as other port workers.
“This is a part of ALFI care program to help both the central government and the provincial government of DKI Jakarta in preventing and halting this covid-19 spread,” ALFI Chairman Yukki Nugrahawan Hanafi said.
Some key stakeholders joint this ALFI care event, including Tanjung Priok Port Authority Head Jece Julita Piris, Chairman of ALFI Chapter DKI Jakarta Adil Karim, Commercial Director of state port operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II/IPC Rima Novianti, and some representatives of related institution.
Yukki underlined that as the leading gateway of Indonesia trade handling more than 65% of oceangoing trade and as the centre of domestic distribution, Tanjung Priok Port should be on the top priority in standing against this virus outbreak.
He said, this port should continue to fluently handle any activities of logistics and loading unloading, while on the other hand, safety aspects in line with protocols to prevent from this virus spread should get attention.
“Alhamdulillah (Thanks God), the activities at this port are all running normal. The logistics are also running as usual, though the provincial government of DKI has taken a PSBB (wide-scale social distancing) status,” Yukki said.
As the report said, the PSBB status for DKI Jakarta has been effective since April, 10 until April, 23.
Echoing the view, Chairman of ALFI DKI Jakarta Adil Karim explained that this ALFI Care Program to stand against the Covid-19 spread has been supported by all members of ALFI, in a bid to prevent this virus spread further.
“We are optimistic by hand in hand, we can make this pandemic end,” Adil said.
He explained that some forwarders have also taken some ways in proving their care over this virus outbreak, saying that some forwarders have cut cost of handling import until zero, especially for goods of BNPB.
He named some forwarders and logistics companies that have done this free import handling, including PT PrimaPro Logistics and PT Green Air Pacific at Soekarno Hatta Airport, and PT Halim Trans Cargo and PT Transaka at Halim Perdanakusumah Airport.
Some others are PT Jasa Mandiri Utama at Tanjung Priok Port, PT Fourway Logistik at Depo kontainer Marunda Cilincing, PT DFI Logistik and PT DNK for both air and sea shipment.
But, Adil noted that this is not including other costs charged by third parties, such as costs for warehouse or storage at the port or airport.