The government is considered to continue to be committed to maintaining logistical supplies by using sea transportation modes. This is because, based on the release of the Central Statistics Agency (BPS), the performance of cargo ships has increased 2.28 percent compared to last year (year on year / y-o-y). Head of BPS Suhariyanto said that the sea transportation sector is still experiencing a decline, although not as deep as the air and rail sector, which fell 5.2 percent in January 2021 (month to month / m-t-m) for cargo ships. "But on a year-on-year basis [y-o-y], the freight for this cargo ship is good, up 2.28 percent. This is the government's commitment to continuously maintain logistics supplies by using sea transportation," he said, Monday (1/3/2021).
Meanwhile, in terms of passenger transportation, Suhariyanto explained that in January 2021, the number of passengers using sea transportation was 1.26 million people. This figure is down when compared to December 2020 because it is influenced by the Christmas and New Year holidays (Nataru). "Compared to January of the previous year [this number] also still decreased by 43.16 percent," he said. However, Suhariyanto said that this figure also shows that the government, in this case the Ministry of Transportation, is still very orderly in fulfilling health protocols, because tickets sold are still around 50 percent of the ship's capacity.
Source : Bisnis.com