Indonesian ports to cut dwell time to under two days by Q4


The Indonesian government plans to cut dwell time at the country’s ports to less than two days from the current 2.9 days in the fourth quarter of this year and to reduce logistics costs through policies that provide support for logistics companies, local media reported.

“We want the current 2.9 days of dwell time to start moving to 1.9 days in the fourth quarter, by October or November this year,” Coordinating Economic Affairs Minister Darmin Nasution was quoted as saying.

Darmin’s said this in the wake of the government’s 15th policy package on June 15, which is aimed at improving the competitiveness of local logistics companies by streamlining and simplifying regulations, adding the more stimulus was in the works.”

But we can’t do it through only one policy package,” Darmin said. “We are still preparing the 16th and 17th policy packages, which will still be in the logistics area.”

The target is more ambitious compared to the government’s two-day dwell time target at the beginning of this year. Darmin said in January that the government would implement an online system among ministries and other government institutions through the Indonesia National Single Window. 

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