Due to Bad Service, President Asks Dwelling Time in the Port Trimmed to be 3-4 Days

By Alfurkon Setiawan
Date 26 Februari 2015
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President Asks Dwelling Time in the Port Trimmed to be 3-4 Days

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) received a report from the Ombudsman Commission about bad service that occurred in the port sector. Based on this report, President Jokowi decided to form a task force for the improvement of services in the port, including reducing the time of the ship anchored in the port (dwelling time) which is currently for 7-9 days to only 3-4 days.

“The President decided immediately to form a task force to complete the effort to improve our dwelling time”, in order to accelerate to 3-4 days. We were assigned together with the Ombudsman and Pelindo 1,2,3,4 to jointly work and report within three months,” Coordinating Minister for Maritime, Indroyono Susilo said after a limited cabinet meeting to discuss about the port led by President Jokowi, at the State Palace, Jakarta, Wednesday (25/2) afternoon.

According to the Coordinating Minister for Maritime, as Chairman of the Task Force, he will begin to see the possibility of any steps that could be taken, both with regard to administrative and physical on the field, and what needs to be repaired.

Pre Custom Clearance

Meanwhile, the Managing Director of Pelindo 2, RJ. Lino said, physically actually there are no constraints related to the service in the port. Only in the administration of the document, there is pre-custom clearance, custom clearance, and post-custom clearance.

“The problem is, 60 percent from the time that had been referred by the Coordinating Minister was in pre-custom clearance. Now our challenge is how to make the documents could be submitted prior to entry into Indonesia,” Lino said.

“It is a challenge for us. But one big problem because of the national single window (NSW) is not functioning properly, not connected with all ministries, not a single window,” Lino said.

When asked what it was pre-custom clearance, Managing Director of Pelindo 2 explained that the preparation of documents to be submitted to Customs, such as import licenses, the necessary standards as for safety.

According to Lino, many licences required, although sometimes the importers who have the same import each year, the licences were various and every process is repeated continuously. “There for, it would be cut all, if it does not be cut, it will not be. So the cutting of business process, then ICT and NSW are optimized,” Lino said. (Humas Setkab/ES)

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