To improve the management performance of Tanjung Buton Port, Siak Regency, Riau Province, Siak Regent Alfedri and his entourage conducted a copy study to the Class II Port Authority (KSOP) Sabandar Office, and the General Manager of Pelindo III, Cilacap Regency, Central Java.
“Tanjung Buton Port is one of the ports in Indonesia that already has a Regional Company Port Business Entity (BUP), which helps the Ministry of Transportation also assists KSOP in providing port services, namely PT Samudera Siak. Along the way, partnerships and joint commitments are needed,” said Alfred.
This field study visit also wanted to see firsthand the operational management of the Tanjung Intan Cilacap port and get information related to good port management that has been implemented by KSOP and Pelindo III Cilacap.
“We received advice from the head of KSOP Tanjung Buton Wigyo to study with KSOP and General Manager of Pelindo III, Cilacap Regency, who have good performance. Of course, there are good strategies in port management that need to be imitated by example, so we can take them home,” he said.
Making Tanjung Buton port an advanced public port in Indonesia, requires support, cooperation from the local government, central government, businessmen who are members of the Indonesian National Shipowners’ Association (INSA), and BMI Riau.
In addition, he said, the Tanjung Buton Port is integrated with the Tanjung Buton Industrial area. The area of land granted by the Siak Regency government is approximately 6 hectares.
“We have hope that the Tanjung Buton port can run optimally. So that the region can develop the regional economy, it can also increase the national economy,” he hoped.
He expressed his gratitude for the information obtained, including the rehabilitation and transformation of existing business patterns at Tanjung Buton Port.
Meanwhile, General Manager of Pelindo III Tanjung Intan Port, Cilacap, Central Java, Sutopo, expressed his gratitude for the visit of the Regent of Siak and his entourage to Tanjung Intan Port, Cilacap.
Talking about port business cannot be separated from port facilities, competent human resources, and cooperation between all parties.
“This port business, a big business requires a shared commitment, including how the government can ensure that parties who invest in this port get certainty,” he said.
Such certainties include ease of investment, no changes to long-term policies, and how the government should be able to provide stimulus to companies involved in the port business.
“Tanjung Intan port has existed since 5 decades ago, this business has had its ups and downs, but is currently progressing. It even beats loading and unloading of Surabaya port,” he concluded.