‘Cargo village is merely a project of a few people’

'Cargo village project is merely a project of a few people'
'Cargo village project is merely a project of a few people'

Vice Chairman of Air Transportation of Indonesian Logistics and Forwarders Association (ALFI) Jakarta Arman Yahya said his organization & business peope therein had never been involved in this project, whereas the inputs from these business actors were considered very important.

JAKARTA (infolog): “The lanning does not involve or communicate with us users and cargo players, they (AP II) rent consultants and others walk on their own so it does not run smoothly and [no] quickly finish,” he told Bisnis on Sunday / 7/2018) as quoted by Bisnis.com as saying.

He said the increase in cargo capacity is a classic problem for 10 years. Arman who is also Chairman of ALFI Soekarno-Hatta does not seem to be raving about the expansion of cargo village.

“We have no hope to AP II about cargo village, that’s a project of a few people .. In fact, we [entrepreneurs] are not invited to discussions We just let them want [AP II] what and how The story of cargo village is more than 10 years,” he said.

Managing Director of PT Combi Logistics Indonesia admitted that the increasing of cargo capacity at Soekarno-Hatta Airport is very urgent considering the growth of cargo especially domestic increasingly squirm. Nevertheless, he did not mention the growth rate.

“Cargo village is urgent because not only the volume but the process in place now,” patchwork “addition of facilities to meet the growth of cargo water export and import plus domestic cargo is very rapidly growing,” he said.

In addition, the rapid growth of e-commerce (e-commerce) and the increase of aircraft and the frequency of flights to the corners of Indonesia is also the reason for the increase in cargo capacity at Soekarno-Hatta Airport.

“Also because the condition of warehouses that have been more 25 years developing with a grand plan that is no longer appropriate,” he said.

The cargo village itself is planned to be built with two stages of 2018 and 2019 with a total area of ​​90 hectares.

Construction of cargo village is also initially targeted can begin to be operated in the next year despite the construction of apron or cargo plane parking plane has been completed.

The Coordinating Minister for the Ministry of Marine Affairs, Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, even called on the Ministry of Transportation and AP II regarding this project which questioned why the project had not been fully completed.

Director of PT Angkasa Pura Kargo Denny Fikri said so far for the expansion of the cargo village at Soekarno-Hatta Airport in the process of finalizing the master plan.

Until now, it claims there are no obstacles to the development process. However, the constraints faced are actually questioning traffic access to the cargo village.

“There are no obstacles [in the development process], just ensuring the flow of traffic to cargo villages aja [not yet finalized],” he said.

To note, the government plans to connect the cargo village directly to the highway to reduce logistics costs.

Jasa Marga is building the toll road through its subsidiary PT Jasa Marga Kunciran-Cengkareng. Cargo shipment from and to Soekarno-Hatta Airport will directly go to this toll road, so as not to disturb other traffic.

“If access is right [there are still obstacles],” said Denny Fikri.

On the other hand, he reveals that the Village cargo development target plan will begin construction in 2019 and will be fully operational by 2021.

“For a gradual target estimate starting in 2021 already operating in a cargo village, the construction takes about 2 years and is done gradually.” he said.

He expects the increase in cargo village expansion will increase the volume of cargo through the international airport. “The hope can increase cargo volume and the addition of new potential services such as e-commerce and perishable,” he said. (ac)

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