Pelni Prepares 69 Units of Ships for the Christmas and New Year Holidays

JawaPos.com -PT Indonesian National Shipping (Pelni) prepared 69 units of ships consisting of 26 passenger ships with 32,447 seats in 76 ports and 43 pioneer ships with 16,706 seats in 281 ports during Christmas holidays 2022 and New Year 2023.

“Thus, the total passenger seats we have prepared are 49,153 seats during Nataru 2022/2023, namely December 11, 2022 to January 8, 2023,” said Pelni Main Director Tri Andayani in a hearing with Commission VI of the Republic of Indonesia. DPR RI in Jakarta, Wednesday .

Tri explained, PELNI provides various ticket sales services, including working with 190 travel agents, through the official Pelni website, and the Pelni application where payments can be made using mobile banking.

However, continued Tri, Pelni also continues to prepare ticket sales branch counters that can serve conventional transactions.

Regarding travel requirements, Tri said Pelni complies with Ministry of Transportation regulations that require passengers to be given booster vaccines and have the PeduliLindungi application.

Tri projects that ship passengers for sea transportation in Natan and New Year 2022/2023 will be 451,601 passengers, an increase of 99 percent compared to 2021. However, it is still 18 percent below the number of passengers in 2019.

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“The highest departure flow is projected to occur on H-7, namely December 18, 2022 with a total of 25,751 passengers. As for the return flow, the peak will be on January 8, 2023 with 22,608 passengers,” Tri said.

According to Tri, Pelni projects that the five busiest segments at Christmas and New Year are Batam-Belawan, Belawan-Batam, Makassar-Baubau, Manokwari-Sorong, and Makassar-Surabaya.

The five busiest ports according to Tri are Batam, Medan, Jakarta, Makassar and Ambon. The number of pioneer ship passengers is projected to be 74,154 passengers, or an increase of 36 percent compared to 2021, but down 1 percent compared to 2019. The peak of departure using pioneer ships is expected on December 21, 2022 with a total of 5,014 passengers. .

Meanwhile, the peak return flow is projected to occur on December 26 with a total of 4,040 passengers. (*)