Jakarta, APBI-ICMA: CNN Indonesia December 16, 2014 reported that the Minister of Transport Ignatius Jonan signal will approve the construction of a special port 14 proposed coal Directorate General of Mineral and Coal, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR). Johan said ready to issue licenses to build a port that is believed to reduce the number of illegal export of 60 million tons of coal per year.
"Stay filed only because it permits the private working. I also have to say it to the Ministry of Energy," said Jonan at the office of the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, Tuesday (16/12).
Governments find practice or transfer cargo transhipment at sea and then taken out of the country are not only found in the fishing industry.
"We estimate that around 50 million-60 million tons of coal per year exported illegally because there are no rules of use of coal export port," said Director General of Mineral and Coal, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources R. Sukhyar some time ago.
According Sukhyar, many coal shipping practices carried out at sea by way of transfer of cargo from barges to transport ship (vessel). "Practice is difficult to control," he said.
To minimize these activities, the government then set the export activities carried out by the charge transfer in the middle of the sea as unlawful activities. Starting October 1, 2014 coal exports can only be done by registered exporters established by the Director General of Foreign Trade on the recommendation of the Director General of Mineral and Coal.
"Exports can only be done through the parent coal export port so that the government can keep an eye on exports, particularly in overseeing documents limited exporter. The government will also issue a regulation that prohibits transfer of coal cargo at sea, "said Sukhyar.
Sukhyar believes, efforts to revitalize the fourteenth port became the main port of export of coal can suppress the practice of illegal coal exports.