JAKARTA. The government needs to support the construction of a new car plant in the Patimban Port area to boost car exports. So that allotment of Patimban Port for new product not disturb Tanjung Priok coming from car factory in Jakarta and Bekasi area.
This is because export growth in the last 10 years has averaged 15%, and even 30% in the next few years.
The statement was conveyed by the Commercial & Business Development Director of PT Indonesia Vehicle Terminal Tbk (IKT/IPCC) Arif Isnawan in a press release on Wednesday (1/8). For this reason, his side welcomed the government's plan in the construction of the Vehicle Terminal at Patimban Port as complementary to the vehicle terminal in Tanjung Priok.
Arif also hoped the government would involve PT Indonesia Vehicle Terminal (IKT/IPCC) in the operation of the Patimban Port terminal. Because, according to him, so far the IKT/IPCC has managed an area of 31 hectares with a capacity of 700,000 vehicles per year. In fact, according to the plan, by 2022, IPCC is targeting an area of 89.5 ha with a capacity of 2.1 million vehicles. Thus, Arif is optimistic that the IPCC is projected to be the fifth largest car terminal manager in the world.
With the presence of a new car terminal in the Patimban Port area, it will also absorb a lot of labor in the local area.
IKT President Director Chiefy Adi Kusmargono said, from the results of meetings with customers, the customer predicted that there would be export growths of 2018 and 2019 to 35-45% along with the increase in production at the plant.
"For this reason, the IPCC must prepare additional facilities, especially the stacking or parking lots," Chiefy said.
IPCC Operational Director Indra Hidayat Sani has also stated his readiness in the operation of port of Patimban both human resources, superstructure and digital car terminal system.
IPCC is a subsidiary of PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II (Persero) or Indonesia Port Corporation (IPC). The company provides vehicle terminal services, including Stevedoring, Cargodoring, Receiving and Delivery. (AM/HR)