Indonesia: Port Operation to Go Online in September

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

March 2, 2015

Port of Tanjung Priok (Image by PT. Pelabuhan Indonesia)

Port of Tanjung Priok (Image by PT. Pelabuhan Indonesia)

 The Indonesian government is expected to start operation of a new online system at the country’s four major ports in September this year.

The operation of the long awaited Inaportnet system, which will allow traders to request clearances and permits online to move cargoes will be operational by September this year, according to the Transportation Ministry's sea transportation director general, Bobby Mamahit.  
Tanjung Priok port has already operated the system since last year and it is expected to be integrated into the country’s three other main seaports, namely Belawan in North Sumatra, Makassar in South Sulawesi and Tanjung Perak in East Java.
The system is expected to lower the duration of entry and exit times for shipping vessels by up to 15% and reduce the dwelling time to 4.7 days within the next three months.
Jakarta is ready, but other seaports, especially Makassar, are still dealing with software problems, as well as a lack of human resources, but since the minister has ordered us to start running the system in September, we have to be ready by that time, he added.
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