Pilot Clustering Decreasing the Berthing Time of TPS
One of the (TPS) effort in improving the service is by pilot clustering. Together with Pelindo III, TPS prepared as many as 16 pilots who are ready to serve 24 hours and specially standby in TPS, so the movement of ship to ship will be faster.
"30 minutes before the ship departs, Pilot is ready on board, so the ship does not wait long to dock at the quay," said the head of public relations of PT. TPS , M. Solech.
M. Solech also said that with the pilot clustering greatly affected the decline of berthing time or the time when the ship began to dock to the dock to perform loading and unloading until the ship out of the dock. Prior to the pilot clusterization , berthing time in TPS was recorded on average 22 hours, then after enactment of the guiding cluster as of 1 February 2018, berthing time dropped to an average of 18 hours.
It also has a significant impact on the increasing number of traffic vessel inflows in the TPS where for the flow of ships both export and import until May 2018 was 566 units increased 6% over the same period the previous year as many as 534 units. The achievement is derived from 461 units of international ships recorded a 14% increase over the same period the previous year, and the flow of domestic vessels recorded as many as 105 units.
"This is also one of our efforts to contribute in pressing dwelling time which of course also affects the cost of logistics Indonesia," added M. Solech.
As for the export container flow until May 2018 through PT Terminal Petikemas Surabaya (TPS) in total rose 0.2% from the year 2017 in the same period. Recorded to mei this total container stream of 583,299 TEUs. The achievements are derived from international container streams reaching 536,541 TEUs and for total domestic containers of 46,758 TEUs.