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    ALFI: Minister of Finance Regulation 229, Logistic Businessman at 5 Port of Screaming

    JAKARTA – Logistic business actors in five major ports in Indonesia scream and fret following the implementation of Permenkeu no. 229/2017 signed by Finance Minister Sri Mulyani in December 2017 on the procedures for calculating the imposition of import duties on goods.

    Chairman of the DPP of the Indonesian Logistics and Forwarders Association (ALFI) Yukki Nugrahawan Hanafi said that currently ALFI member companies in five major ports dealing with imported exports felt that beleid was very detrimental to logistics and transportation and customs clearance services (PPJK) handling import activities at the port.

    “This Permenkeu 229 has to be revised because many importation complaints handled by our member companies are subject to additional payments or notes of import duties only because of the delay in the input of data from the [SKA] certificate of goods, whereas the majority of errors are not on us but in the system acceptance of customs documents that are slow update it, “he told Bisnis in Jakarta on Wednesday (21/3/2018).
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    3 Private Sailing Has Great Opportunity to Become Sea Toll Operator

    JAKARTA – Three private shipping companies have a big chance to calm the auction of Sea Toll operators in the five routes opened by the Ministry of Transportation.

    Based on data auction electronically quoted Bisnis.com, Wednesday (21/3/2018), PT Pelayaran Tempuran Emas Tbk. become a strong candidate as the winner of the auction in three routes. While PT Mentari Sejati Perkasa (Mentari Line) and PT Meratus Line are each estimated to win one route.

    In the evaluation of the auction results, Temas Line is perched on the top spot for the T-9, T-10 and T-11 routes. In the auction electronically, Temas Line is even set as the winner although until now Kemenhub has not officially announced the winner.
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    Inatrade System Chaos, Export Service Hampered

    JAKARTA – The system of export licensing services at the Ministry of Commerce based electronic through Inatrade portal has been disrupted since February 28, 2018.

    The existence of disruption of the Ministry of Trade’s Inatrade system resulted in the submission of export goods licenses (PEB) submitted by the exporting company and through its proxy in Tanjung Priok Port can not be served.

    “I have received the info that the interruption has occurred since February 28, 2018. Incidentally today we have the filing of the PEB document, but it was true and we experienced the online service of export permit for the restriction restriction [lartas] in Kemendag through Inatrade can not respond,” said A. Tjetjep Zahrudin, President Director of PT Tenders Marine Indonesia (TMI), one of the logistics and export management companies in the Port of Priok, on Tuesday (6/3/2018).
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    ALFI: Smart Port System Connectivity Make Easy Logistics Activities

    Illustration – loading and unloading activities at Tanjung Emas Port in Semarang, Central Java. – Between / Aditya Pradana Putra

    JAKARTA – In order to increase the LPI (Logistics Perfomance Index) and EoDB (Ease of Doing Business), the Indonesian Logistics and Forwarders Association (ALFI) expects Smart Port or Smart Ports system to be sharpened.

    In addition, the system is expected to be used by its members to bring ease to the era of digitalization.

    “The development of the Smart Port system connectivity will provide access to more than 53 ocean ocean routes with an unlimited ship arrival date and unlimited vessel of 130 countries linked to Japan, US, Canada track and trace container manifest,” said DPP ALFI Chairman Yukki Nugrahawan Hanafi quoted on Tuesday (6/3/2018).

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    Forward Your Goods by Way of Sea Freight

    Freight forwarding is the approach to importing or exporting items or products of a business to a particular location, oftentimes a country. It is fundamentally the best choice for carrying this out transport, instead of sending an individual to travel and bring your entire items right? You can choose from three modes of forwarding. It may be sometimes by land, water, or air freight forwarding. Certainly, each one has their very own positives and negatives. Still, it is stated by many people that the finest and most practical one would be freight forwarding on vessels.

    In relation to vast amounts of shipments, it is considered to be the very best and reasonable. Naturally, sea vessels can bring more weight and bulgy amounts of shipment as compared to air and land freight. There are these much modern sea freight carriers that are built to possess these storage units to carry much much more than one can imagine. These would be the containers that could be set right into a railroad in case necessary to be brought via land.
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    INSA Asks the Government to Maximize the Portfolio Seaport

    Container loading and unloading activity at PT Terminal Petikemas International Dock Surabaya, East Java. – Antara / Didik Suhartono

    SURABAYA – Members of the Indonesian National Shipowners Association (INSA) shipbuilding vessel asked the government to maximize container yard capacity (CY) or cultivation field at Tanjung Perak Port especially in import export container services.

    INSA Surabaya Chairman Stenvens H. Lesawengan said that it is necessary to remember that the yard occupancy ratio (YOR) at the Port of Terminal Petikemas Surabaya (TPS) is still around 50%, so there is still room for imported or exported goods owners to fill it.

    “It should be 70% YOR after the government issued rules.” The goods in containers can be removed from CY when the capacity of the cultivation field is full or reach 70%, “he explained to Bisnis on Monday (19/2/2018).

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    Surabaya Container Terminal (TPS) Open 24 Hours Service

    JAKARTA – PT Terminal Petikemas Surabaya (TPS), a subsidiary of PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Persero), began to implement 24 hours a day guidance service in February 2018.

    TPS Technical Director Kartiko Adi said the improvement of guiding services will accelerate the movement of ship arrival and departure. Thus, the time it takes the ship to wait for the scout and wait for the dock can be trimmed.

    “In addition, the utilization of the dock is also more optimal.We expect TPS to contribute more to the cost efficiency of logistics in Tanjung Perak Port Surabaya,” he said in a press release on Wednesday (14/2/2018).

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    ALFI Highlight Service Efficiency & Zero Accident at Container Terminal

    JAKARTA – The Indonesian Logistics and Forwarders Association (ALFI) highlighted the commitment of all container terminal operators in Tanjung Priok Port, Jakarta, on the efficiency of loading and unloading services as well as paying attention to safety factors to avoid work accidents.

    Chairman of ALFI DKI Jakarta Widijanto said the commitment of service efficiency in the port should not sacrifice the safety factor that affects the disruption of port service must be implemented in all terminal facilities.

    “All container terminal management should be in Priok doing this, and not just a slogan,” he told Bisnis on Thursday (8/2/2018).

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    Sailing Overseas, Indonesian Ships Watching More Tight

    JAKARTA – The Ministry of Transportation through the Directorate General of Sea Transportation will increase the supervision and inspection of Indonesian-flagged ships that will sail abroad. This is done to continue the downward trend of the number of vessels held in other countries.

    Director of Shipping and Marine Affairs, Junaidi said the examination of the safety of Indonesian-flagged vessels aboard ships abroad is tightened, in line with the implementation of the international convention, the Tokyo MoU.

    According to Junaidi, in the last three years the percentage of Indonesian-flagged ships inspected and detained by the port state control officers (PSCO) of the member states of Tokyo MoU abroad has decreased. “But the Government continues to make efforts to reduce the level of detention of these ships even if no one can be arrested,” said Junaidi in Jakarta, Tuesday (6/2/2018).

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    Tariff of Leased Services Will be Trimmed Up to 40%

    JAKARTA – The Ministry of Transportation plans to cut the service fee by 40%. This tariff cut is part of efforts to reduce logistics costs.

    Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi said that besides tariff of services labuh, some types of tariffs that become components of non-tax state revenue (PNBP) will also be cut. “Range of decline is quite a lot, maybe 40%,” said Budi Karya to Bisnis.com in Jakarta, Thursday (18/1/2018).

    Budi Karya acknowledged that tariff cuts would reduce PNBP revenue in the ministries he leads. Therefore, Kemenhub will immediately consult with the Ministry of Finance related to the impact of the tariff reduction policy. He estimates, in the short term, the acceptance of PNBP levies will have a significant impact if tariffs are cut.

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