"There were 27 ships operating in Merak port."
Merak (ANTARA News) - The flow of vehicles here on Monday at Merak port, Banten province, connecting Java to Sumatra island, is running smoothly ahead of the Idul Fitri celebration next August 19.

According to ANTARA, no queue of vehicles has formed as autos enter and depart from ships heading to Sumatra island. There is also no queue of passengers at ticket booths.

"Up until now, the transportation from Merak port (Banten) to Bakauheni port (Lampung province) and vice versa has run smoothly," General Manager of Merak port administrator Supriyanto said here on Monday.

He added that there were 27 ships operating in Merak port, providing up to 85 roundtrip voyages from the port to Bakauheni. Based on data collected by Merak port officers, through Monday (Aug 13) morning 20,800 passengers had crossed from Merak port to Bakauheni.

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