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Tanjung Priok Dropped from JWC War Risk List

Wednesday, 27 June 2018 | 20:00

The Joint War Committee (JWC) stated that the Port of Tanjung Priok has been declared safe to accommodate world shipping activities. The JWC has removed the Indonesian port from its list of ports that are susceptive to war.

The Director General of Sea Transport Agus Purnomo said that the improvement of the port’s status will help it improve and be more competitive. “This shows the world’s trust in Indonesia; that the Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta is considered safe,” said Agus on Monday, June 25.

During the time Tanjung Priok was included in the War Risk list, ship owners were imposed to pay additional insurance costs. This was one of the factors hampering the port’s competitiveness.

The Joint War Committee included the Jakarta Tanjung Priok Port in their war risk list of ports on September of 2017, and is officially off the list per June 2018.

According to Junaidi, director of maritime and coastal guard unity (KPLP), the port’s security and facilities available nationally is on level 1, or normal. He further reminded stakeholders to improve its ship security level and port facilities across Indonesia.

However, Junaidi reminded that the changes on the security level can suddenly happen anytime which follows the development of location’s current maritime safety. “It will be evaluated six months after the issuance, and we are currently evaluating it,” he said.
Source: Tempo.Co

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