There is new news which includes good news or good news for the residents of Kendal in particular or Central Java in general. The reason is that in Kendal Regency a new port will soon be opened which will serve ship crossing routes throughout the archipelago and even internationally. The closest one will even open a boat crossing with the Kendal route to Karimun Jawa and Kendal to Kumai. Tanjung Kendal Port or Kendal Port will soon be inaugurated.
The following is the complete news taken from tribunnews dot com.
” The Kendal Regency Government through the Department of Transportation has received an operational permit for the Kendal Port. Kendal Regent Widya Kandi Susanti himself said that soon the port, which has another name Port Kendal, would start operating soon. Widya’s belief is based on the decline in the operational permit and the completion of a four-kilometer port access road project.
Widya was asked to accommodate overflow passengers from Tanjung Perak Surabaya by the Director General of the Ministry of Transportation.
“Even ships from the Port of Tanjung Mas, Semarang have begun to be moved to the Port of Tanjung Kendal,” he said during a visit to the port, Monday (20/10/2014).
As a start, Dishub will open the Kendal route to Kumai, Central Kalimantan. Currently Dishub only requires manpower to manage ship traffic at the port. Widya believes that Tanjung Kendal Port will later become an international port. Namely that can serve ship transportation to various directions.
“Later, Port Kendal will not only serve the Kendal-Karimunjawa and Kendal-Kumai crossings, but also the entire archipelago and even international shipping,” he added.
So far, Kendal port is still in the process of constructing a breakwater. While one lane of the entrance to the port has been completed, while the other lane will still be worked on in 2015.
The head of the Kendal Transportation Service, Subarso, said that in addition to the passenger port, the commercial port is also starting to work. So that in the future apart from transporting people, it can also transport containers with various purposes. “