JAKARTA – PT Terminal Petikemas Surabaya (TPS), a subsidiary of PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Persero), is aiming for 2 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent unit) throughput or flows by 2019.
TPS President Director Joko Noerhudha said the current container flow in TPS reached 1.3 million TEUs. In other words, TPS is aiming to increase the throughput of containers by 54% by the end of 2019.
He explained the increase in container flows is also done by boosting productivity. Currently, the box move per hour (BMPH) is 44 per hour.
In 2019, BMPH is projected to reach 60 boxes per hour.
“Currently, we are in the process of rejuvenation of some tools and electrification of Rubber Tyred Gantry (RTG), so that the target’s target for 2019 can be achieved,” said Joko in a press release on Thursday (19/4/2018).
Based on information from the official TPS page, the number of container cranes operated by TPS reaches 11 units with 28 RTG units. TPS also operates 18 units of forklifts and 80 head truck units.
In 2017, TPS has operated three of the largest Container Crane (CC) units at Tanjung Perak Port. Surabaya. TPS has also deepened the international dock pool to -13 LWS so it can serve direct or direct call shipping. Since September 2017, TPS serves a direct call every week.
Joko added TPS is also preparing 16 waveguides that are ready to serve service users for 24 hours a day. The readiness of this guide is expected to make the ship to ship move faster.
According to him, the scouting service has also been made online so that it can be ordered at any time.
Throughout 2017, the flow of import-export containers in TPS reached 1.3 million TEUs, an increase of 5.3% compared to 2016’s performance of 1.34 million TEUs. The growth was mainly driven by an increase in international ship visits since October 2017 which recorded more than 90 calls.
On the other hand, Pelindo III will certainly manage full TPS after the contract with Dubai Port World expires in 2019. Pelindo III President Director Ari Askhara ensures DP World will not renew the contract at TPS.
He said the company will finalize a 49 percent share of the DP World’s conditional purchase agreement (CSPA) before the contract expires in April 2019.
“So it’s just a matter of time,” Ari told Bisnis.com.
Ari said that the purchase value of 49% of TPS shares is estimated to reach Rp490 billion. This amount is 49% of the total contract value between Pelindo III and DP World amounting to Rp1 trillion.