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President forms task force to shorten port-dwelling time

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has decided to set up a task force to address long dwelling times at the country’s ports.

The President responded to the results of a study that suggested shortening the dwelling times, including at Tanjung Priok Port in North Jakarta, Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Indroyono Soesilo said after a limited Cabinet meeting at the Presidential Palace on Wednesday.

“The study, conducted at Tanjung Priok Port, among others, particularly recommended that maximum efforts be made to shorten dwelling time,” Indroyono said as quoted by¬†Antara news agency.

Dwelling time at Indonesian ports averaged seven to nine days compared to less than one day at Singapore’s port, he said.

Therefore, he added, the President wanted to shorten dwelling time to at least three to four days by setting up the task force.

“We, along with the Ombudsman and [state port operator] Pelindo, have been assigned to work closely and report the results of our work in three months’ time,” he said.

He said he would lead the task force, which is expected to resolve administrative problems in the field as soon as possible.

Source : www.thejakartapost.com, Thursday 26 February 2015