JAKARTA – Indonesian Logistics and Forwarders Association urged the exemption of the imposition of the progressive cost of the accumulation of imported containers at Tanjung Priok Port during the Idul Fitri holiday period this year.
Chairman of Jakarta ALFI DPW Widijanto said that due to Idul Fitri holiday and the absence of trucking serving importing export during the Lebaran holiday restriction period, contained imported containers accumulate an average of more than 7 to 10 days in the port of Priok.
“This condition is due to inability to deliver because many of the holiday manufacturers and trucking fleets are not operating. It is conditional that we urge the accumulation of containers during Idul Fitri period in Priok is not burdened with progressive tariffs of 300% to 900%.” ALFI asks to be freed from progressive storage at the container terminal, “he told Bisnis on Sunday (6/24/2018).
Widijanto said that until now the calculation of the progressive tariff for the congestion at the Priok port container terminal is done through the terminal terminal billing system, so progressive redemption can be done through restitution / direct return to each service user.
“Many ALFI members are asking about the progressive loading of the storage.As the rule should not be imposed because this condition is situational and Lebaran holidays according to government policy.So there is no reason for container terminal containers in Priok to charge a container progressive tariff during the Idul Fitri holiday , “he explained.
Widijanto said that ALFI also appealed that the forwarders in Priok port do not carry out imported goods before all customs documents and other requirements are complemented by their partners in this case importer companies so that imported goods are not subject to the cost of the note of correction (Notul) at Customs which can cause the cost logistics swell.
He said that ALFI of DKI Jakarta has been informed of the commitment to the import tariff of imported containers during this year’s Eid holiday from one of the import terminal containers management terminal in Priok, namely Mustika Alam Lestari (MAL) terminal.
“It is expected that other container terminal operators in Priok will have the same commitment in the progressive release of storage during the Idul Fitri holidays,” he said.
Currently, in the Port of Priok there are five facilities for import container container management terminal namely; Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT), TPK Koja, New Priok Container Terminal-One (NPCT-1), Mustika Alam Lestari (MAL), and Terminal 3 of Priok Port.
Widijanto also expects import logistics activities from and to port of Tanjung Priok pascalibur Lebaran will return to normal at the beginning of next week.
“Therefore, all agencies and stakeholders need to jointly maintain the priductivity of ports to avoid stagnation due to massive in and out of goods next week,” he said.