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).
Based on TPS data obtained by INSA, YOR TPS since 2010 has never reached 70%. YOR recorded in 2010 that is 47.7%, 2011 reached 56.69%, 2012 reached 55.63%, 2013 reached 54.58%, 2014 reached 43.39%, 2015 reached 37.97% (since Permentan about horticulture ), then in 2016 reached 34.65% and 2017 reached 35%.
He reveals that YOR has not been maximally in the cultivation field due to a 2-3 day dwelling time target, where items that have already dropped from the ship to stop in CY may only 2-3 days, after which they must leave CY or be transferred to a temporary day care center.
“Well, consequently the cost of the importers is so swollen, because after the exit from CY have to pay the cost of elevator on, tracking, lift off, then pay rent warehouse and lift on again,” he explained.
Stenvens exemplifies the cost of overnight stays in a cultivation field of about Rp25,000 per container per day. Compared to the cost of moving the container to another depo, it can reach Rp155,000 per container for the cost of the lift on, Rp500.000-Rp1 million for tracking, Rp200.000 per container for lift off plus depo rental cost per day.
“It’s the cost-cost range, we do not think there should be any dwelling time because it will increase the cost of the goods owner and if the government maximizes CY, it will benefit the country,” he said.
According to him, the service at the port or from the side of PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo) III is very good, including the speed of service when the ship will be docked until the container stops in the stacking field.
“If there is a problem in the field of congestion, it could be because the completeness of the document,” said Stenvens.
Wiwit, one of the importers of plastic seeds in Surabaya admitted that the condition of depo rental fee costing has been experienced for a long time. As a result, manufacturers of plastic goods often raise prices on the market to cover the high level of regular logistics.
“Usually the goods come first and while waiting for the document is finished, but in 2 days my container has been moved to the temporary care without unknowing, we finally have to pay those fees earlier,” said Wiwit, who is reluctant to mention the name of his company.