Surabaya (5/4) - Amid the corona virus pandemic (VIRUS COVID-19), Surabaya Container Terminal (TPS) continues to operate 24 hours to ensure logistics supplies in East Java run smoothly. The flow of international containers at the TPS in April 2020 was recorded at 107,227 TEUs, an increase of 1% over the same period in the previous year.


In the midst of the COVID-19 pademic, the loading and unloading flow is predicted to increase, by 1% in 2020 compared to 2019 and the peak will occur in the month of Ramadan until after Eid. Anticipating an increase in container flow in the month of Ramadan until after Idul Fitri, TPS has prepared a truck buffer area on Jl. Laksda M. Natsir, covering an area of 3300 m2 with a maximum capacity of 300 trucks, where the average day in and out of trucks at polling stations can reach 3000-4000 trucks.


TPS Director of Operations, Bambang Hasbullah said that this area would later be used as a buffer area when operational activities (exports / imports) at the TPS experienced a peak in Ramadan until after Idul Fitri this year, in order to avoid queues and disruptions on highways and toll roads.


The buffer area has been used on Friday, April 8, 2020 night, so trucks operating in TPS in connection with export / import activities can be allocated in the TPS area and buffer area without causing disruption in public facilities ref the highway or toll road.


The current growth in this challenging period cannot be separated from TPS support for trade: in the case of empty imports, TPS adds to the free time stacking of containers from 3 days to 7 days, "said Bambang Hasbullah, Saturday (9/5).


He added, the collection of imported containers which previously had to be carried out by Shipping Companies, since March 2020 had been allowed to be taken directly by the Shipper or Forwarding Company. As for export containers, since last March 2020, container entry in the TPS stacking field was given 5 days before the ship docked, 2 days longer than the start time of stacking during normal conditions 3 days before the ship docked.


With this pandemic, all loading and unloading services at the TPS will continue to operate while implementing the Covid-19 deployment prevention protocol in the TPS work environment, from inspection of ships and crew, to checking body temperature, using masks, and other established protocols. .




About PT Terminal Petikemas Surabaya:

PT Terminal Petikemas Surabaya, or abbreviated as TPS, is a subsidiary of the Pelindo III Group, which is engaged in port services in the export-import and domestic container terminals. TPS was established in 1992 as a Container Terminal Unit (UTPK) and was privatized on April 29, 1999 by P&O Dover with a 49% ownership stake. In 2004 TPS has reached a throughput of> 1 million Teus and continues to grow to this day. On March 1, 2006 the P&O Port Holding Company was acquired by DP World, so that all assets and investments owned by P&O Dover transferred ownership to DP World, including a 49% stake in TPS so that the composition of TPS shares was 51% owned by PT Pelindo III and 49% owned by DP World. Since 28 April 2019, Pelindo III bought all of the shares of DP Worl at TPS, so that since then, TPS shares are owned by and TPS operates under the leadership of Pelindo III.

TPS runs its core business as a container terminal operator, as an economic gateway for export-import activities in Eastern Indonesia and is the first terminal in Indonesia to implement ship safety standards and port facilities which came into force in July 2004.

For further information, please contact:


Muchammad Solech

Public Relations of PT Terminal Petikemas Surabaya (TPS)

Jl. Tanjung Mutiara 1, Surabaya - Indonesia

HP 0811 3400 644

Telephone: 031 3202050

Fax: 031 3291628

Email: muchammad.soleh@tps.co.id or humas@yahoo.com

Website: www.tps.co.id