Pelindo III Allocates IDR170 Billion In Benoa Port


SURABAYA—PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III allocates IDR170 billion for improvements and upgrading of facility in Benoa port, Bali.

Chair of PR Division, PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo) III Edi Priyanto, said the fund is spent on various projects such as strengthening east and south docks worth IDR100 billion.

The construction of domestic terminal spends IDR8 billion investment, construction of pontoon for small cruise ship is worth IDR2 billion, and the dredging of turning basin with 12 m depth takes IDR60 billion.

Edi said the improvement of facility aims at boosting service for cruise ship. “In December 2013, there will be nine cruise ships moored in Benoa airport,” he said when describing the activity of cruise ship in Benoa, Sunday (12/8).

He said there are around 300 cruise ships in Indonesia and 70% of them visit Eastern Indonesia. 42 out of 300 ships moor in Benoa port.

The cruise ships recently moored in Bali were MV Volendam, MV Seabourn Odysey and MV Astor. The three of them moored on Friday (12/6) to Saturday (12/7) bringing 2,500 foreign tourists. “Pelindo III sets to lure 94 ships in 2013,” he added.

In 2012, there were 92 cruise ships moored in the port managed by Pelindo III. 35 ships bringing 27,523 people moored in Benoa airport, Bali.

Besides, 17 ships bringing 17,236 people moored in Lembar port, Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, while in Tanjung Emas port, Semarang, had 17 ships moored with 9,683 tourists.

The remaining 23 ships are spread in several ports such as Tembaga port, Probolinggo, Tanjung Perak port, Surabaya, Panglima Utara port, Banjarmasin port, Celukan Bawang port, Buleleng, Bali, and Tenau port, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara.

In 2011, Edi added the cruise ship moored in Pelindo III ports reached 76 units with 46,351 tourists.

The activity of cruise ship in 2012 contributed US$1.2 million and IDR932 million, while in 2011, the contribution reached US$668.122 and IDR742 million.







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