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Singapore ask Batam-Singapore Cargo Rates Reduced

Written By Kepri Online on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 | 22:05

Batam - Economic Development Board (EDB) of Singapore asked Batam-Singapore cargo rates down to more economical, said Secretary of the Board of the Free Trade Zone and Free Port of Batam, Bintan and Karimun Jon Arizal.

After the meeting joint of working group EDB Singapore in Batam, Wednesday, he said, the delegation emphasized the decline in cargo rates EDB Batam-Singapore and the addition of vessels serving the route between Singapore and Batam and vice versa.

According to the Singapore delegation, said Jon, cargo Batam-Singapore fares are relatively expensive.

"We have considered a higher, more expensive. Should not be too expensive compared to that of Singapore to Europe or Singapore to Japan," he said.

Asked that the tariff now in force, he said, did not know.

Freight rates, he said, determined by the Batam Free Trade Zone Concession (BP). "Laws that mandate the cargo rates set by BP," he said.

Regarding the frequency of the ship, he said, need to be added to improve connectivity between Batam and Singapore.

In the same place Mustofa Widjaja Batam BP chief says, JWG between Singapore and Batam are often conducted to discuss issues need to be addressed in promoting free trade zone and free port of Batam, Bintan and Karimun.

Consulate General of Public Relations of Singapore to Batam, Atik Lestari through the release said the meeting which was attended by Director of EDB Singapore, Chiu Wen Tung was a routine exchange of information.

"This visit is a routine exchange between the two countries joined the working group and working in Batam, Bintan and Karimun and the Special Economic Zone," said Dance.

Closed meeting, said Tari, also aims to improve relations between Singapore and Indonesia.(kepri.antaranews.com)

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