Port container traffic at Tanjung Priok to improve after 5.13 percent decline: IPC

first_imgContainer traffic at Indonesia’s biggest and busiest seaport, Tanjung Priok in North Jakarta, declined 5.13 percent year-on-year from January to February, but the port operator expects improvements with factories in China reopening.State-owned port operator Indonesia Port Corporation (IPC), also known as Pelindo II, saw 992,212 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of container traffic from January to February this year, compared with 1.05 million TEUs in the same period last year. Port container traffic is the flow of containers loaded and unloaded from land to sea transportation and vice versa. “The decline reflects a direct impact from the coronavirus outbreak, which originated in Wuhan, China. However, this is understandable because, when this virus started to spread in December 2019, there was a drop in productivity there as well,” said IPC transformation director Ogi Rulino. “[…] China contributes the most to container traffic at Tanjung Priok Port.” Ogi said traffic would return to normal soon in the future, especially as industrial activities in China had started to recover. IPC has yet to change its annual targets for container traffic and revenue at 8.1 million TEUs and Rp 13.5 trillion respectively. Its net profit target this year is Rp 3.1 trillion.Read also: Indonesia records $2.3b trade surplus in February despite coronavirus pandemicIPC would monitor container traffic in the next two to three months to determine whether it needed to review its business targets, Ogi added.With the help of 17 subsidiaries, the port corporation operates a total of 12 ports in the western part of the Indonesia. Besides Tanjung Priok, IPC also operates Teluk Bayur Port in West Sumatra, Palembang Port in South Sumatra, Tanjung Pandan Port in Belitung and Pontianak Port in West Kalimantan.Topics :last_img read more

Ashley Cole urges Chelsea to build on Liverpool display in Premier League top-four race

first_imgThe former Blues defender believes his old club can still finish strongly (Picture: Sky Sports)Ashley Cole has backed former club Chelsea to finish in the top four despite Sunday’s defeat to Liverpool if they can maintain the levels they showed at Anfield.Although the west Londoners were on the wrong end of a 2-0 defeat, they had chances to score against the Premier League leaders, with Eden Hazard hitting the post, and Cole felt there were encouraging signs to build on.However, the result means Chelsea would fall out of the top four if Arsenal win their game in hand against Watford – though Cole is backing them to finish strongly. Advertisement Ashley Cole urges Chelsea to build on Liverpool display in Premier League top-four race Chelsea lost their eighth Premier League match of the season at Anfield (Picture: EPA)‘It’s tough but like you see, they’re three points ahead,’ said Cole on Sky Sports, with Chelsea’s goal difference currently four worse than rivals Arsenal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Okay, Arsenal could overtake them, but I think they’ve got to take heart out of that performance. They played well.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘If they can keep playing like this, then I think they’ll be okay. But again, they’ve got difficult games as well.’Maurizio Sarri has come under fire for not playing Chelsea’s youngsters more often, though both Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek started at Anfield, and Cole believes giving youth a chance could be key to Sarri keeping his job. Commentcenter_img Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 15 Apr 2019 8:10 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link455Shares Sarri has given more game time to Chelsea’s youngsters recently (Picture: Getty)He continued: ‘I think the fans are probably more pleased than before, you can see the younger kids getting chances and I think they’re good enough to play.‘But whether he [Sarri] stays at the end of the season… it’s a tough job to be in. But if he keeps playing the young kids and kind of investing in them, then maybe he’s got a chance. But to come top four is still difficult.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenallast_img read more