TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Head of the Indonesia Logistics Association Zaldy Masita, said that domestically transporting goods through sea has become less preferable with the presence of a number of cartels in ports and shipping companies. He added that the cartel controls domestic logistics tariff in Indonesia. "Container shipping companies for example, they always increase their shipping rates simultaneously," Zaldy told Tempo.
As for loading cost, Zaldy said that the port holds full authority. Domestic loading tariff is different with that of international loading tariff as regulated in the container Container Handling Charge set by the Ministry of Transportation.
Moreover, Zaldy also complained about the amount of time to ship goods using sea transportation compared to land transportation.
Currently, 60 percent of logistics activities in Indonesia are still dominated by land transportation despite the government's effort to divert goods transportation to using sea transportation.