State operator OT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo) IV, operator for a number of ports in eastern Indonesia, has signed a collaboration agreement with four private sector companies to set up bonded logistic zone in Makassar port. The bonded zone development is aimed to speed up the movement of goods from and to the Makassar port. The four companies that will cooperate with the port operator are PT Angkasa Pura Logistik, PT Kawasan Industri Makassar, PT Sumisho Global Logistics Indonesia and PT Ampat Yasa Intermoda.

In addition, five private companies will also cooperate with the company to develop container freight station and depo container. Pelindo IV Director for Facilities and Equipment Farid Padang said the bonded zone will operate for 24 hours a day. The expansion of the port is in line with the government’s drive to speed up goods flow to and from eastern Indonesian region.