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To Support Business in Pandemic Period, IPC Provides Cost Relaxation for Container Service

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 PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II (Persero) / IPC provides limited relief for container service fees. This relaxation is provided during Covid-19 pandemic, to ease service users burden, especially for container owners or managers.

"Since mid-May, IPC has instructed all subsidiaries that manage container terminals to enforce limited waivers for their container services. This relaxation is valid for two months, until July 19," IPC President Director Arif Suhartono said, Wednesday (6/24).

Arif explained, this relaxation was in response to the demands from business community who hoped to reduce the cost of port services during the pandemic. This policy is a stimulus for logistics business for sustainability of their business.

"This program is part of our participation in supporting government policies to relax for the sake of sustainability of the business world," he said.

As an example of the implementation of the policy, Koja Container Terminal General Manager Hudadi Soerja Djanegara explained that tariff reductions had been imposed at Koja Container Terminal for a while in pandemic period. This relaxation is in the form of empty container services discount charge.

"Discounts can be given through a B to B agreement between terminal and owner or container manager, in this case the shipping company," he explained.

Hudadi added, limited waivers were also applied to empty container storage services. In addition, TPK Koja also extended payment period for loading and unloading services provided by Koja TPK.

"Under normal circumstances, service users are required to make payments a maximum of eight working days from the time the invoice is received. "In this Covid-19 pandemic, we are providing leeway, where payments can be made up to 14 working days, from the time they receive their bills," he explained. (hlz/hlz)