MEDAN, KOMPAS.com – Kuala Tanjung Multipurpose Terminal (KTMT), North Sumatra, operated by Pelindo 1, showed positive performance growth in 2020.
Ship visits until August 2020 reach 169 calls or there are four to five calls per week. This figure grew by 30 percent from ship visits in 2019 by 130 calls .
The positive growth of Kualatanjung Port supported by its large capacity will attract investors building the industry.
The realization of container loading and unloading until August 2020 was 30,309 boxes, growing 32.5 percent from 2019 realization of 22,870 boxes.
If converted into TEUs, the total container unloading realization through August 2020 is 31,956 TEUs.
A 34 percent increase from the 2019 container loading and unloading realization of 23,937 TEUs.
President Director of Pelindo 1 Dani Rusli Utama in his written statement said, the increase in throughput is not only for unloading containers, also loading and unloading liquid bulk and general cargo.
The realization of liquid bulk loading and unloading until August 2020 reached 242,596 tons for CPO commodities and their derivatives. It grew 137 percent from 2019’s 102,200 tons.
The realization of general cargo loading and unloading until August 2020 amounted to 46,801 tons, up 176 percent from 16,970 tons in 2019. When viewed from the realization of unloading traffic, there is a positive growth trend.
“That is, Kualatanjung Port is operating well and the market response is positive. This port is supported by Hinterland Seimangkei and a special economic area so that the industry starts to develop and have a good impact,” said Dani, Thursday (9/24/2020).
Dani explained that the essence of the construction of a port is the ecosystem, so that all parties strive to accelerate other industries into the kualatanjung region and industrial area.Pelindo 1 optimistic port that has a draft facility of 16-17 meters Low Water Spring (LWS) so that it can serve ships weighing 50,000 Dead Weight Tonnage (DWT) will be the future of Indonesia.
According to Dani, this port has good facilities, growth has started well. Outstanding support, the Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Investment, the Coordinating Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Transportation continue to encourage investment so as to accelerate the growth of the port hinterland.
“We want investors to come in and build the industry here, we’re ready to support,” he said.
PT Prima Multi Terminal together with PT Pembangunan Perumahan and PT Waskita Karya continue to conduct cooperation with various parties for container loading and unloading services, liquid bulk and general cargo.
Currently, regular domestic cruises are SPIL, Tempuran Emas (Temas Line) and Meratus. International containers are Forecastle Shipping and Logistics.
For liquid bulk, the terminal serves CPO loading and unloading owned by PT Industri Nabati Lestari and PT Astra Argo Lestari as well as serving general cargo owned by PT Waskita, PT Multimas Nabati Asahan and PT Cemindo Gemilang.
KTMT features a 500 x 60 meter jetty, a 2.8-kilometer trestle equipped with a 4 line x 8 inch pipe rack.
Supported by modern and advanced loading and unloading infrastructure include 3 units of Ship to Shore (STS) Crane, 8 units of Automated Rubber Tyred Gantry (ARTG) Crane, 21 truck terminal units, 2 Mobile Harbour Crane (MHC) units, 22 stockpile tanks capable of serving up to 1,000 tons per hour with 4 pipelines equipped with 8 pumps.
All container operations and liquid bulk are supported with an integrated IT system Terminal Operating System (TOS).