TANGERANG – Indonesia class of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Tangerang has not utilized transhipment water function. Whereas this air cargo stopover has a huge profit potential.
Vice Chairman of Air Transportation Association of Indonesia Logistics and Forwarders (ALFI) Jakarta Arman Yahya said it is unfortunate if Soetta Airport did not take the opportunity.
“We see Singapore’s transhipment cargo water can accommodate 1.8 million tons of goods by 2015. While Bangkok is 1.2 million tons. Adaun Indonesia is not there at all, “he said in Tangerang, Tuesday (20/2/2018).
Arman said the obstacles that have been faced are regulation and Infrastructure is not adequate. Customs law implicitly deals only with incoming and outgoing transport.
This sentence should be used as a gap to make regulations on water transhipment.
He increasingly suspects the opportunity even more severe with the Regulation of the Minister of Finance No. 158 / PMK.04 / 2017 on the Procedure of Delivering Notification of Arrival Plan of Transportation Facility, Manifest Arrival of Transport Facility, and Manifest of Departure of Transport Facility.
He thinks this is a hindrance. In the regulation, there are no detailed instructions on what items are received in the warehouse and not.
But his side will not remain silent. Alfi will consult with the government to change the rules to benefit business actors. Reflecting on South Korea, ALFI will provide such examples for guidance. “We also ask support from the airlines to do this,” he explained.
Translated by Aryaputra Pande– BIC