Former President Suspected in Levy Probe


A former President Director of state-owned port operator PT Pelindo III Djarwo Surjanto has been named as the suspect for illegal levy charging at Tanjung Perak Port, reported the Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s second largest port, Tanjung Perak, has been the centre of an illegal levy probe by the national authorities for approximately a month; the Operations and Business Developer, Rahmat Stria, has previously been a suspect.

The Jakarta Post had previously reported that Indonesian ports were some of the most improved in the world, but that illegal levy charges and unnecessary regulations were holding them back from being top in the world.

The possible charge that the former President Director faces is for his role in charging illegal levies during the time his company’s subsidiary was responsible for cargo and container handling at the port.

PTI recently reported that several developing countries, including Indonesia, had begun to boost the efficiency of their freight transport. The 2012 China Green Freight Initiative aims to improve fuel efficiency, reduce CO2, and air pollutant emissions, by adopting cleaner technologies and smarter freight management practices.

Indonesia has introduced comprehensive policies to promote sustainable freight transport systems by improving fuel efficiency and reducing the transport burden on roads, which currently account for about 70% of freight ton-kilometres.

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