The movement of car exports in Indonesia began to be seen after being absent due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic that hit Indonesia. Recently, the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, hopes that Indonesia can export 180,000 units of cars through the Patimban port in Subang, West Java.
Jokowi visited the Patimban Port, which has been operating for 3 months since December 2021, accompanied by the Japanese Ambassador to Indonesia and the Minister of Transportation. He asked that car exports from this new port could be boosted to 180,000 units by 2022.
“I am happy that after (Patimban Port) operations, car exports from Patimban Port continue to move, which was previously planned to export around 160,000 from here this year, seeing the progress in 3 months it looks like it could increase to 180,000 cars for export,” he said as broadcast through Presidential Secretariat YouTube channel, Tuesday (8/3/2022).
The cars will go to several export destination countries from the Patimban Port, namely the Philippines, Brunei Darussalam, Japan, and Vietnam.
“I think this is the beginning, later it will be developed to other countries so that in a month or so 15,000 cars can be exported from here,” he said.
Jokowi appreciates this because car exports are still moving during the pandemic that is still hitting Indonesia.
“And we hope that this will contribute to the economic growth of our country and create the widest possible employment opportunities,” added Jokowi.
Meanwhile, previously the Patimban Port was targeted to serve around 160,000 vehicles this year. This was conveyed by the Minister of Transportation, Budi Karya Sumadi, quoted from a press release.
“Currently the car terminal has been actively running for 3 months and is targeted to reach 160,000 vehicles this year. The total capacity of this terminal can reach 218,000 vehicles per year, both international and domestic/inter-island,” said Budi while monitoring export activities at the Patimban Port on Saturday (5/3/2022).