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Indonesia’s ports dwell time slides to 3.6 days in H1

Indonesia’s ports dwell time slides to 3.6 days in H1
Dwell time at Indonesia's seaports has slid back to 3.6 days in the first half of 2017 from 2.9 days in late 2016, local reports said.

This would seem to put a damper on the Indonesian government’s effort to improve services at seaports as the infrastructure is still seen to creak under added stress.

Indonesia's Transportation Ministry’s maritime affairs director general, Antonius Tonny Budiman, said the longer dwell time was caused by an increase in freight volume at the ports, particularly prior to the Idul Fitri holiday.

“There are long queues. It affects dwell time,” Tonny said, adding that his office would evaluate activities at ports to make sure dwell time can be immediately shortened.

If there were problems in loading and unloading activities, the system would be improved, but if the problem is administrative, Tonny warned he would punish officials who caused the problem.

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