JICT, Petikemas Koja, Mustika Alam Invest IDR2.3 Triliun

JAKARTA – Three major operators of import-export container terminal (TPK) at Tanjung Priok have invested more than US$207 million or IDR2.3 trillion in the last 6 years to improve their performance, which are Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT), Terminal Petikemas (TPK) Koja and Terminal Mustika Alam Lestari (MAL).

Secretary of Indonesian Container Terminal Business Association (APTPI) Paul Krisnadi said such large investment from terminal operator has improved Tanjung Priok Port’s capacity and services.

During the period of 2008-2013, the three operators continued to increase their investment in order to accommodate the high flow of exported-imported goods.

According to Paul, JICT in the period has spent a total investment of US$151 million for purchasing of stevedoring equipments, upgrading information system and technology and improving the quality of its human resources.

Likewise, TPK Koja has added its investment as much as US$50 million to increase its stevedoring capacity to 1 million twentyfeet equivalent units (TEUs) from previously 600 thousand TEUs.

It also carried out new investment by strengthening its technology and buying new equipments to serve the growing needs of consumers more efficiently.

Meanwhile, MAL continues to improve its performance in MAL Terminal by adding an investment of more than US$6 million.

“The total investments worth more than US$207 million are able to boost the three operators’ productivity and services at Tanjung Priok Port. With new technology and better system, the performance of Priok Port is more effective and efficient,” he told Bisnis, Sunday (6/1/2014).

JICT President Director Albert Pang said the addition of its investment has successfully encouraged JICT to show a solid performance.

As the result, the terminal operator in 2013 made a new record in terms of Vessel Operation Report and Gross Crane Rate.


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