Port operator, Barata Indonesia cooperate to improve dwelling time

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – State-owned port operator PT Pelindo IV has cooperated with PT Barata Indonesia to improve and maintain the stability of the dwelling time at Makassar seaport, through the provision of lifting equipment transportation means at port.

The cooperation on the improvement of dwelling time was signed between Pelindo IV President Director, Farid Padang, and Hari Santoso, a director of Barata, according to a written statement received by Antara here on Monday.

Barata will have the opportunity to develop cranes for Indonesian Port IV. For Makassar New Port, Pelindo IV needs 32 cranes, consisting of 24 rubber-tyred gantry cranes and 4 shore to shore cranes.

President Director of PT Barata, Toni Budi Santosa, lauded the cooperation between the two state companies, which constitute a commitment to increase local products in the governments strategic projects.

According to the plan, Barata will take part in the development of cranes belonging to Pelindo IV in Makassar New Port.

Santosa remarked that the cooperation is a form of support by Barata Indonesia towards the governments sea toll program, namely meeting transportation need through the acceleration of port development, including its facilities.

Barata has prepared itself in developing port lifting and transporting business, both in the construction of crane and conveyor product units complete with maintenance packages, as well as in terms of production facilities.

In 2018, Barata invested in purchase of supporting machines and also expanded its production / fabrication area.

Previously, Barata had also built several cranes to meet the needs of several ports in Indonesia, including container cranes for Makassar port, rubber-tyred gantry cranes for Teluk Bayur Port, rail-mounted harbor cranes for ports in Kalimantan, and several overhead cranes for industrial needs.

At present, Barata is building three units of rubber-tyred gantry cranes for Pelabuhan Indonesia III, which is also a synergy product between state-owned companies (SOEs).

Source: ANTARA News