Recently we reported on progress at the new Indonesian capital, Nusantara. Balikpapan will be the seaport servicing the new city. Located on the east coast of Borneo, it is currently the financial centre of the region, with the largest economy in Kalimantan.
Last week, the Ministry of Transportation officially granted assignment and concession rights for the provision and/or port services of the Terminal Kariangau Interport in Balikpapan to PT Indika Logistic & Support Services (ILSS).
This concession agreement is contained in the agreement signed directly by Capt. Mugen Suprihatin Sartoto as Head of KSOP (Port Authority and Harbour Master) of Balikpapan Port and President Director of PT ILSS Widjaja S. Sumarjadi, on Monday (27/03/2023) at the Ministry of Transportation of the Republic of Indonesia.
The concession agreement set out the agreed concession period, and the terminal area covering more than 32,000 m².
The Kariangau Interport Terminal is a multipurpose terminal with services ranging from loading and unloading of liquid cargo, bulk cargo, to general cargo.
Currently, the Kariangau Interport Terminal has also obtained an International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Certificate.
President Director of PT ILSS Widjaja S. Sumarjadi, in his welcoming speech stated, he hoped that by signing this concession agreement, besides being able to improve port services to stakeholders, it also creates healthy and professional competition, and can realize economic equality in the area around the terminal as the result of an increase in Non-Tax State Revenue (PNBP) originating from concession revenue.
On that occasion, Plh. Director General of Sea Transportation, Dr. Capt. Antoni Arif Priadi, M.Sc, said that the positive impact arising from this concession agreement must be in line with the professional operation and management of terminal facilities.
“One of them is through a good information system and regular reporting in accordance with applicable laws and regulations,” said Anton.
To view a gallery of still and video images of the port, follow this LINK.
Interesting Fact: Balikpapan Voted Indonesia’s Most Liveable City
Based on Indonesian Most Liveable City Index which measured 27 indicators in every 2 years, Balikpapan was the best city for living in 2013 and toppled Yogyakarta as the best in 2011 and 2009. Balikpapan “mainly maintained city management aspects and environment wellbeing.” As part of the Earth Hour City Challenge, Balikpapan was also recognized as the ‘Most Loveable City’ for 2015. In 2016, the city was again nominated for the second time as the most lovable and sustainable city.
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