TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta: Jakarta International Container Terminal launched its new facilities on Wednesday (27/5) worth around US 30 million. The Indonesia's largest container facility in North Jakarta operates new container loading equipments, new control tower and technology, and expanded its storage field.
Director of Jakarta International Container Terminal Derek Person said the expansion has improved the terminals productivity by 60 percent. “We served 18 boxes per hour, now we could serve up to 29 boxes.” But Pierson said the terminal still incapable of serving large vessels with capacity of over 4.000 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit of containers.
The facility bought four new quay cranes, six gantry cranes while the new technology at the control tower enables real time operation supervision, which expected to increase the terminal annual capacity from 1.9 million TEUs in 2008 to three million TEUs.
The terminal serves around 30 percent of Indonesia's export-import activities and 60 percent of activities in Tanjung Priok Port. It operates in total 21 quay cranes dan 66 rubber-tyred gantry canes, and storage field which could house 35.000 twenty-foot equivalent unit of containers.