Maluku Province Opens Export to East Asia

MHN, AMBON – In 2017 Office of Branch PT. Pelindo IV for Ambon will export directly from Maluku to a number of countries such as Japan, Korea and China.

In his press statement, Farid Padang (General Manager of Office of Branch PT Pelindo IV  for Ambon) conveyed this as an effort to increase the Local Own Revenue (PAD) and reduce inflation rate.

According to him, there are 3 (three) advantages obtained by direct exports, ie travel time can be faster, for example that initially export to Japan takes 38 days can be 18 days, then impact on cheaper cost and product quality is still undamage.

Main commodity from Maluku Province which will be exported is the result of plantation, fish, seaweed and spices such as Nutmeg and Cloves.

Direct exports will be made at Yos Sudarso Port, Ambon City and Wai-Tulehu Port which is temporarily under construction.

The plan, the Office of Branch PT. Pelido IV  for Ambon would export directly in early March 2017 but failed due to the readiness of the infrastructure that was not ready and the regulations were still immature.

However , Office of Branch PT Pelindo IV for Ambon targets in June to carry out its direct export activities.

Previously export activities from the Province of Maluku through the Port of Tanjung Perak, Surabaya or Tanjung Priok, Jakarta. (Maria Dauth/MHN)

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