Vincent Hinssen | November 14 2011 07:41 | 0 comments
A discription of a case study on the most occupied road Corridor for both inbound and outbound traffic from TJP.
Due to the fact that Rene Meeuws has built up an extensive network in Jakarta in the past decade I have the luxury that I am able to use those contacts to obtain data and information. For the macro analysis of TJP’s hinterland congestion I have been able to access and obtain a large number of case studies, master plans and export opinions. In order to give add an empirical segment to my final report I decided to make an analysis one of the road transport corridors of TJP. Via a MCA the TJP- Cikarang corridor surfaced as the corridor which would be of the most interest for this case study.
During my first stay in Jakarta I had made arrangements with a freight forwarder to facilitate this case study using Rene Meeuws contact in Organda (freight forwarders branch organization). The objective of the case study is to map the difference in transport time/cost during the low & high Peak and conduct a survey on the conditions of the road corridor amongst multiple freight forwarders and Drivers to elevate the main bottlenecks within the corridor.
The freight forwarder who is facilitating this case study has arranged for me to be able to follow the entire process on board of the trucks, starting with the pickup of the empty container in the CY outside of TJP in the morning. Afterwards join on the truck in a trip with the empty con to Cikarang where the filling process takes at the manufacturing industry at Cikarang and eventually the export to KOJA/JICT terminal.
It was an eye-opener for me how the operations at the empty container yard were taking place. I never had expected such a gap with the European conditions. This case study has enabled me to clearly see the difference between “real-life” situations and the reports and concepts on the situation. The perspectives of the freight forwarders from both the tactical and operational level are very valuable to make my own perspective more complete.
In order to assess the feasibility of the alternatives I am planning to propose as my recommendations to lower the congestion in the hinterland of TJP I have decided that I will visit the Port of Cirebon and collect further information on the Pasoso station in the TJP area by a site visit with a translator to determine the likely hood that the department of railways of the ministry of transport will be able to move the rail head from Pasoso Station to connect them with the CY of JICT/KOJA and MIT or the berths.
Till next time!