Badung (ANTARA) - State-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I has disclosed that normal cargo activity will resume, including export-import activities at Bali's I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, despite the ongoing tender for a new managing partner at the cargo terminal.

"Responding to concerns from cargo companies in Bali about export-import activities after the expiration of the (cargo terminal managing partner's) temporary storage permit, we assured them that export-import activities in the airport would not be affected," PT Angkasa Pura I President Director Faik Fahmi said here Tuesday.

The cargo companies' concern stemmed from the extension of the temporary storage permits being valid for only six months, and the managing partner not being able to apply for bonded storage permit vital for companies engaging in export-import activities.

At present, there are three existing cargo terminal managing partners at the Bali Airport, including PT Jasa Angkasa Semesta (JAS) with its temporary storage permit having expired on July 21, PT Khrisna Multi Lintas Cemerlang (KMLC) with its temporary storage permit ending on August 12, and PT Angkasa Pura Logistik (APLOG) with its temporary storage permit ending on September 11, 2025.

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"Companies needing temporary storage services for their export-import commodities would be redirected to use cargo services from managing partners still holding a valid permit, which is KMLC and APLOG," he explained.

The selection process for Ngurah Rai Airport cargo terminal’s new managing partner will take three months, and new companies are to be announced in October 2021, Fahmi said.

"Selection for Ngurah Rai Airport cargo terminal managing partner is a standard procedure of PT Angkasa Pura I to enhance the quality of cargo services in our airport. We hope cargo services provided by the airport will be more effective and efficient in the future," he stated.

He also said that after the announcement of the selected winner, the winning companies would be given three months for preparing installations and their facilities, as well as transferring terminal operations with the existing operator.

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