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Port Overview 

Sibolga port is located on the west coast of Sumatra island and is 1 km away from the Sibolga downtown. Beside catering transport of goods, it also connects the ferry line to Nias islandThe coastal hydrography around the Sibolga Port is curvy, steep, and rocky. 

Port website: https://www.pelindo1.co.id/cabang/sbg/id/default.aspx 

Port Location and Contact 

Country 

Indonesia 

Province or District 

North Sumatra, Central Tapanuli District 

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port 

Tarutung, North Tapanuli District (60 km) 

Port's Complete Name 

Sibolga Port 

Latitude 

01 43′ 48 N 

Longitude 

98 46′ 57 E 

Managing Company or Port Authority 

PT. Pelindo I Sibolga Office Branch 

Management Contact Person 

Suhari 

GM Pelindo I Sibolga 

Phone(+62) 0812 6031 923 

Emailsibolga@pelindo1.co.id  

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures 

Domestic airportDR. Ferdinand Lumban Tobing 

Garuda Indonesia 

Citilink 

Wings Air 

Aviastar 

Port Picture 

 

Description and Contacts of Key Companies 

There are several big companies collaborated with the Sibolga Port Authority such as PT. Meratus Linehttp://www.meratusline.com/eng/home/   

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

Port Performance 

The Sibolga port provides services for domestic and international cargo movements, including containers. The port also caters inter-island connections. 

Seasonal Constraints 

 

Occurs 

Time Frame 

Rainy Season 

Yes 

September - December  

Major Import Campaigns 

No 

 

Other Comments 

N/A 

 

Handling Figures for 2018 

Vessel Calls 

 250 

Container Traffic (TEUs) 

7,500 

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges 

Port rates and charges of various services can be referred to the government regulation under PP.11 tahun 2015. The full regulation can be download herehttp://jdih.dephub.go.id/assets/uudocs/pp/2015/PP_11_Tahun_20152.pdf  

Berthing Specifications 

Type of Berth 

Quantity 

Length (m) 

Maximum Draft (m) 

Comments 

Conventional Berth 

1 

153 x 31.5 m 

 8 

 

Container Berth 

- 

- 

- 

- 

Silo Berth 

- 

- 

- 

- 

Berthing Tugs 

1 

- 

- 

- 

Water Barges 

- 

- 

- 

- 

General Cargo Handling Berths 

Cargo Type 

Berth Identification 

Imports - Bagged Cargo 

Conventional Berth 

Exports - Bagged Cargo 

Conventional Berth 

Imports and Exports - RoRo 

 

Other Imports 

 

Port Handling Equipment 

Equipment 

Available

Total Quantity and Capacity Available 

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage 

Dockside Crane 

No 

 

 

Container Gantries 

No 

 

 

Mobile Cranes 

Yes 

1 unit, 45 MT 

Good 

Reachstacker 

Yes 

1 unit, 45 MT 

Good 

RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer) 

Yes 

15 units 

Good 

Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines 

No 

 

 

Transtainer 

No 

 

 

Forklifts 

Yes 

2 unit (1 unit of 5 MT and 1 unit of 15 MT) 

Good 

Container Facilities 

Facilities 

20 ft 

40 ft 

Container Facilities Available 

Yes 

Yes 

Container Freight Station (CFS) 

Yes 

Yes 

Refrigerated Container Stations 

N/A 

N/A 

Other Capacity Details 

Daily Take Off Capacity  
(Containers per Day)  

200  

 

Number of Reefer Stations  
(Connection Points) 

N/A 

 

Emergency Take-off Capacity  

N/A 

N/A 

Off take Capacity of Gang Shift 
(Containers per Shift)  

 

 

Customs Guidance 

Customs clearance is available at the nearest office:  

KPPBC TP SIBOLGA:Jalan Horas Pelabuhan Sambas Sibolga 22532 

http://www.beacukai.go.id/   


Terminal Information 

MULTIPURPOSE TERMINAL 

Sibolga port is a multipurpose terminal for cargo as well as passengers. The passenger terminal is two-story building and can accommodate up to 500 passengers. The previous building could only accommodate around 80 passengersCurrently, Sibolga port can be berthed up to 4 vessels with capacity up to 6,000 GT in size. Facilities available in the port includes container yard with capacity o20,000 TEUs per year, trestle reinforcement, and breasting dolphin.  

GRAIN AND BULK HANDLING 

There is no handling activity for grain and built in the port. 

MAIN STORAGE TERMINAL 

There are two warehouses as follows: 

  • PT. Pelindo  
    • Dimension20 x 45 m  
    • Capacity 900m2  
  • Private owned  
    • Dimension16 x 50 m   
    • Capacity800m2 

 

Storage Type 

Number of Storage Facilities 

Area (m2) 

Bagged Cargo 

N/A 

 

Refrigerated Cargo 

N/A 

 

General Cargo 

1 

120 x 45 m = 900 m2 

Stevedoring 

Stevedoring activities are organized and managed by third party company (stevedoring company or Tenaga Kerja Bongkar Muat-TKBM).  

Hinterland Information 

Sibolga port is the main access for transportation and distributions of goods and basic needs to the West Coast of North Sumatra. The port also serves incoming goods from both domestic and International liners as well as ferries to and from Nias   

The main commodities productions from the surrounding area are rubber, copra, plywood and beam/timber.

Port Security 

Security 

ISPS Compliant 

Yes 

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

1 

Police Boats 

1 

Fire Engines 

 1