PALMOILMAGAZINE, LHOKSEUMAWE – Krueng Geukeuh Port in North Aceh has made significant strides in its import-export operations, successfully shipping palm oil shells to the City of Hokkaido, Japan.
Joni Hutama, the General Manager of PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo) I Lhokseumawe, highlighted that the port has become a focal point for export activities, with six ships facilitating the transportation of palm oil shells since January.
One of the key vessels involved in this palm oil export initiative is the MV. Sun Brave Singapore, measuring 127 meters in length and weighing 9,976 gross tons. Each ship has the capacity to transport approximately 11 thousand tons of palm oil shells, sourced from sixty mills in Aceh Province.
This strategic export activity aims to streamline distribution, ensuring a consistent and sustainable supply chain.
“Palm oil shell that is exported from Aceh would be used as material for power plant in Japan. By having about 60 mills, Aceh Province would have big potential to supply it,” Joni said in a press conference, Thursday (9/11/2023).
PT Biomas Andalan Indonesia Kharisma is in charge on palm oil shell export. It gathered materials from every mill in Aceh. He also took other stakeholders that got export materials to use Port of Krueng Geukeuh as the efficient export activity.
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“We hope every stakeholder in Aceh would take advantages on doing exports through Port of Krueng Geukeuh. Every facility is ready here with supporting infrastructures. We are ready to serve every investor and export-import activity because everything is ready here,” he said, as quoted from the official page of Aceh Province.
Port of Krueng Geukeuh within 268 meter – dock and 10 meter – deep, has the significant role as feeder port to Port of Belawan, North Sumatera. Within its history since the seventh century, the port becomes the vital part of trade in Malaka Strait, reinforces its position as one strategic port in Indonesia. (T2)