PALEMBANG, NETRALNEWS.COM – In connection with the increasing competitiveness of Boom Baru Port, PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II (Pelindo II) is improving its infrastructure to limit the port area.
"The ratio between the used and unused areas is already above 50 percent, and if 60 percent is categorized as warning, it means that it has been maximized," said General Manager Pelindo II Palembang Branch Agus Hendrianto in Palembang on Sunday (11/19/2017).
However, these constraints are not the reason for Pelindo II to improve Indonesia's logistics competitiveness.
Added Agus, Pelindo II had difficulty pressing dwilling time at Boom Baru Port, Palembang, this year due to an increase in the volume of goods in line with the rampant infrastructure development in Palembang.
Because of that, President Joko Widodo's expectation of loading and unloading time of around 2.5 to three days becomes difficult to realize because the volume of goods increases 30 percent while the infrastructure in the port is limited.
"The length of the dock is only 750 meters, meaning it can only accommodate three 250-meter vessels, and the loading and unloading tools are also limited," he said.
In the midst of this condition, the company's profit target in the first half of 2017 of IDR31 billion was achieved or exceed the target by 5.0 percent.
The government has also launched a special strategy to build connectivity between regions, namely to build 65 ports, inner city and outer city railways, non-commercial ports, sea tolls, 15 new airports, in hopes to that Indonesia's growth target of above 6.0 percent can be achieved.