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Port Overview  

The port of Bitung is located in Bitung City, about 40 km East of Manado City. There are two ports in Bitung City managed by Pelindo IV North Sulawesi; conventional port and container port. The conventional port segment consists of LCT berth, passenger berth, and container berth, while the container port is specially for container handling activities. Port of Bitung is functioning as the East International Gate port in North Sulawesi that is visited and anchored by passenger ships between major cities in Indonesia and internationally. 

Goods supplied to North Sulawesi mainly come from Makassar and Surabaya by sea transport through Conventional Port of Bitung and are then distributed to Manado City, other districts and Islands. 

Port website:

https://inaport4.co.id/branch/read/1/22 

https://inaport4.co.id/  

Key port information can also be found at: http://www.maritime-database.com

Port Location and Contact 

Country 

Indonesia 

Province or District 

North Sulawesi Province 

Nearest Town or City 

with Distance from Port 

Bitung City 

1 km  

Port's Complete Name 

Port of Bitung 

Latitude 

01°26’00” S 

Longitude 

125°11’00”E 

Managing Company or Port Authority 

PT. Pelabuhan Indonesia IV (Persero) Cabang Pelabuhan Bitung 

Management Contact Person 

Makmur Syam 

Operation Manager Container Port Bitung 

M. +62 8114106419 

Email: lholegagah@yahoo.com 

Anugerah Amelia 

Public Relation Conventional Port 

M. +62 85398831904 

Email. bitung@pelabuhan4.co.id 

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures 

Sam Ratulangi International Airport, about 35 km 

  • Garuda Indonesia 
  • Lion Air 
  • Citilink 
  • Batik Air 
  • Sriwijaya 
  • Nam Air 
  • Silk Air 
  • Wings Air 

Port Picture 

 




Description and Contacts of Key Companies 

For more information on port contacts, please see the following link: 4.4 Indonesia Port and Waterways Company Contact Lists

Port Performance 

Length of channel 

9 miles 

Width of channel 

600m

Min. depth of channel 

12m

Max. depth of channel 

15m 

Minimum Depth In Basin 

7m 

Max. depth beside of Wharf 

12m 

Tidal Height 

1m

Average High 

0.8m

High Water Spring 

1.8m LWS 

Low Water Spring 

1.2m LWS 

 

Seasonal Constraints 

 

Occurs 

Time Frame 

Rainy Season 

Yes 

From October to January 

Major Import Campaigns 

No 


 

Handling Figures for 2018 

Vessel Calls 

Conventional Port = 2,839 

Container Port = 299 

Container Traffic (TEUs) 

Conventional Port = 1,447 

Container Port = 277 

 

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2018 

Bulk (MT) 

1,573,924 

Break bulk (MT) 

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges 

For information on port rates and charges, please see the following link: 

www.dephub.go.id (PP.15 Tahun 2016 

http://jdih.dephub.go.id/assets/uudocs/perpres/2016/PP_15_Tahun_2016.pdf 

Berthing Specifications 

Type of Berth 

Quantity 

Length (m) 

Maximum Draft (m) 

Comments 

Conventional Berth 

Samudera I 

Samudera II 

Samudera III 

Dermaga IKD 

Nusantara I 

Nusantara II 

Nusantara III 

Dermaga Lokal 

Dermaga LCT 

190 m 

243 m 

175 m 

146 m 

251 m 

148 m 

207 m 

60 m 

20 m 

9 m 

10 m 

10 m 

7 m 

6 m 

5 m 

6 m 

7 m 

7 m 

 Conventional Port 

Container Berth 

Dermaga TPB 

Dermaga 1 

Dermaga 2 

Dermaga 3 

Dermaga 4 

Trastle 

358 m 

182m x 25m 

176.5m x 35m 

195.25m x 35m 

131m x 35m 

49m x 11.5m 

11 m 

11 – 14 m 

11 – 14 m 

11 – 14 m 

11 – 14 m 

11 – 14 m 

Conventional Port 

Container Port 

Container Port 

Container Port 

Container Port 

Container Port 

Passenger Terminal 

1 

1,272 m2 

- 

Passenger Terminal 

Silo Berth 

Nil 

 

 

 

Berthing Tugs 

Nil 

 

 

 

Water Barges 

Nil 

 

 

 

General Cargo Handling Berths 

Cargo Type 

Berth Identification 

Imports - Bagged Cargo 

Samudera and Nusantara Piers 

Exports - Bagged Cargo 

Samudera and Nusantara Piers 

Imports and Exports - RoRo 

Nil 

Other Imports 

Nil 

Port Handling Equipment 

Equipment 

Available 

Total Quantity and Capacity Available 

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage 

Container Gantries 

4 

- 

Good (Container Port) 

Rubber Tyred Gantry 

8 

- 

Good (Container Port) 

Mobile Cranes 

1 

25 tons 

Good (Conventional Port) 

Reachstacker 

2 

1 

45 tons 

45 tons 

Good (Container Port) 

Good (Conventional Port) 

Side Loader 

1 

- 

Good (Container Port) 

Transtainer 

2 

36.5 Tons 

Good (Conventional Port) 

Forklifts 

4 

4 

2 tons, 5 tons, 7 tons and 32 tons 

2 tons, 5 tons, 7 tons 

Good (Container Port) 

Good (Conventional Port) 

Chassis Head Truck 

26 

40 ft 

Good (Container Port) 

Head Truck 

27 

3 

30 tons 

30 tons 

Good (Container Port) 

Good (Conventional Port) 

Tugboat 

2 

2 X 750 PS2 X 1000 HP 

Good (Conventional Port) 

Pilot Boat 

3 

2 X 130 HP-6 KNOT2 X 300 HP-8 KNOT2 X 350 HP-25 KNOT 

Good (Conventional Port) 

Container Facilities 

Facilities 

20 ft 

40 ft 

Container Facilities Available 

Yes 

Yes 

Container Freight Station (CFS) 

Yes 

Yes 

Refrigerated Container Stations 

Yes 

Yes 

Other Capacity Details 

Water Reservoir 200 tons and Generator set cap. 500 & 800 KVA 

Daily Take Off Capacity  
(Containers per Day)  

648 Container per day 

Number of Reefer Stations  
(Connection Points) 

138 refer plug 

Emergency Take-off Capacity  

Nil 

 

Off take Capacity of Gang Shift 
(Containers per Shift)  

Nil 

 

Customs Guidance 

Customs clearance is available through the local customs office in the port: http://www.beacukai.go.id/

Terminal Information 

There is a large passenger terminal at the Port of Bitung (1,272 m2).


MULTIPURPOSE TERMINAL 

Existing capacity at multipurpose terminal at Conventional Port: 

  • Container yard 43,414 m2 
  • Warehouses in total 9,072 m2 
  • Generator 500 KVA 
  • Electricity (PLN) 555 KVA 
  • Water (PDAM) Max 200 tons 
  • Fuel Bunker (Pertamina) Max 150 tons 

Existing capacity at Container terminal at Container Port: 

  • Container yard 1 - 30,000 m2
  • Container yard 2 -  22,000 m2 
  • Container yard 3 -  50,000 m2
  • Workshop 6,083 m2
  • Reefer plug Container yard 1 – 84 units and Container yard 2 - 54 units 
  • Water Reservoir – 200 tons 
  • Generator Set Container yard 1 – 500 & 800 KVA and Container yard 2 – 500 KVA 
  • Temporary Container Yard (export – import) 1,260 m2 
  • Fuel tank 20,000 litre 

Short-term development plan of Multipurpose Terminal at Bitung Port (2015 – 2019): 

  • Arrangement of container stacking / depot fields 
  • Underdeck repair 
  • Procurement of loading and unloading equipment 

GRAIN AND BULK HANDLING 

There are no grain and bulk handling activities at the Port of Bitung. 

MAIN STORAGE TERMINAL 

Storage Type 

Number of Storage Facilities 

Area (m2) 

Bagged Cargo 

Nil 

Nil 

Refrigerated Cargo 

Container yard 1 

Container yard 2 

30,000 m2

22,000 m2 

General Cargo 

Warehouse A 

Warehouse B 

Warehouse Buttler 

4,320 m2 

4,320 m2

432 m2

Stevedoring 

Stevedoring activities organized by third parties (authorised stevedoring company) in coordination with the Labour Union Association (TKBM) administered by the Port Authority (KSOP) Office. The owner/shipper can also discharge their own cargo by contacting the Labour Union Association directly. 

All of them provide full or semi-full package services; organizing labourer and handling equipment, discharging goods at the port, and delivering the goods at the customer’s warehouses directly. 

Hinterland Information 

The port serves to smaller islands within Northern Sulawesi with fisheries, agriculture, plantation and manufacturing industries. 

Bitung city's economy was dominated by agriculture and plantation. However, in the development of the industrial sector was growing rapidly and reached the highest value. 

Port Security 

Security 

ISPS Compliant 

Yes 

Current ISPS Level  
(Level 1 = Normal, Level 2 = Heightened, Level 3 = Exceptional) 

1 

Police Boats 

Yes 

Fire Engines 

Yes