Finance minister slams Tanjung Priok

Jakarta: The nation’s finance minister Agus Martowardojo is the latest person to criticize Indonesia’s top port, Tanjung Priok, slamming the poor layout that leads to transhipment cargoes spending an average of 6.7 days in transit.

“What needs to be redesigned is the layout of the port,” the minister said. “From our point of view, there are too many entities doing business in the port.”

Hatta Rajasa, the coordinating minister for economics affairs, noted: “In the Priok port, you can find anything from photocopy service providers to welders.”

Tanjung Priok accounts for around 50% of all of Indonesia’s containerized exports.  [22/01/13]

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