JAKARTA – The Joint War Committee (JWC), a committee representing UK-based securities firms, removed Port of Tanjung Priok from the port-prone harbor list.
In JWC publication released today (25/6/2018), Tanjung Priok Port is no longer listed in the list that was updated on June 14, 2018. In fact, in the previous publication, the Port of Tanjung Priok or Port of Jakarta is still listed in the list of zones prone to war.
JWC launch, there are five waters are categorized as a war risk that is Africa region, including Libya, Somalia, Nigeria and Togo. Then the Indian Ocean covers the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea, the Gulf of Eden, the Gulf of Oman and the Red Sea.
Furthermore, the waters are considered vulnerable to Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Yemen, and Venezuela.
To note, the cost of insurance premiums charged to the ship owner will increase if the ship docked or sailed in waters that are categorized as prone zone of war.
Director General of Sea Transportation, Agus H. Purnomo, said that the elimination of Tanjung Priok from war prone zone will directly remove additional premium expenses for shipping businessmen so that Tanjung Priok Port becomes more competitive.
“This shows the belief of the world of shipping, especially international shipping world to the Port of Tanjung Priok Jakarta,” he said in an official statement, Monday (25/06/2018).
Previously, Kemenhub had already stated a protest note to the JWC for judging Tanjung Priok unsafe and listed the largest port in Indonesia in the list of war-prone zones.
Agus said there has been no security disturbance at the port of Tanjung Priok that occurred and seized the attention of the world, especially maritime business actors. The Indonesian government has also stated that the security level for ships and port facilities nationally is at the level of Security 1 (one) or normal.
Under the terms of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) and Regulation of the Minister of Transportation No. 134 of 2016, the Director General of Sea Transportation as the Designated Authority (DA) is responsible for establishing the national level of security for ships and port facilities in Indonesia.