The port of Palopo is located in the Bay of Bone.
The berth is built at the end of the jetty 1,050 metres long and 9m15 wide, and includes an area for small ships and tenders.
The port is operated by the Department of Sea & Communications of Indonesia.
Cruise ships have priority to berth in Palopo.
Large vessels can anchor at a distance of 1.5 nautical miles with a depth of -11m00.
Cruise ships clearance procedure.
Cruise ships arriving in Indonesia should normally schedule their cruise itinerary calling first one of the Indonesian Port of Entry (see list below).
- In case the cruise ships carries less than 200 passengers, the clearance is granted on vessel’s arrival in Indonesia and the visa delivered to those passengers which are able to get visa on arrival (See list). Enroute clearance is not necessary.
- In case the vessel carries more than 200 passengers, clearance has to be carried out enroute to Indonesia. The cruise operator has to organize it with his shipping agent in Indonesia to have a team of immigration officers joining the cruise ships to the last foreign port before Indonesia. Clearance and visa will be processed enroute to Indonesia. The number of Indonesian officials joining the cruise ship will depend of the number of the number of passengers and crewmembers onboard.
When the cruise operator has no alternative than having the first Indonesian port not being an Indonesian Port of Entry, the second option applies (Enroute clearance) irrespective of the number of passengers onboard.
List of the Indonesian port of Entry
- Sekupang, Citra Tritunas (Harbour Bay); Nongsa; Marina Teluk Senimba; & Batam Centre, Batam, Riau
- Bandar Bintan Telani Lagoi & Bandar Sri Udana Lobam, Tanjung Uban, Riau
- Sri Bintan Pura, Tanjung Pinang, Riau
- Tanjung Balai Karimun, Riau
- Belawan, Medan, North Sumatera
- Sibolga, Sibolga, North Sumatera
- Yos Sudarso, Dumai, Riau
- Teluk Bayur, Padang, West Sumatera
- Tanjung Priok, Jakarta
- Tanjung Mas, Semarang, Central Java
- Padang Bai, Karang Asem, Bali
- Benoa, Badung, Bali
- Bitung, Bitung, North Sulawesi
- Soekarno-Hatta, Makassar, South Sulawesi
- Pare-pare, Pare-pare, South Sulawesi
- Maumere, Maumere, East Nusa Tenggara
- Tenau, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara
- Jayapura, Jayapura, Papua
Only citizens of following countries FREE VISA for entering Indonesia (11 countries) if they are entering via gate ports of Indonesia, but if they are entering via non gate ports, they must pay visa on arrival (VOA) USD 25 / pax - valid for 30 days.
- BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
- HONG KONG SAR
- MACAO SAR
The 64 countries below are no longer free visa. They will get a visa on arrival (VOA) when they are entering the country via gate ports (effective from 26th January 2010) – The cost is USD 25 / pax valid for 30 days.
35. NEW ZEALAND
42. SAUDI ARABIA
43. SOUTH AFRICA
44. SOUTH KOREA
49. TAIWAN TERRITORY
50. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
51. UNITED KINGDOM
54. CZECH REPUBLIC
64. TIMOR LESTE
If the vessel has onboard passengers which are not entitled to get visa on arrival in Indonesia and which have no visa, the cruise operator should inform the shipping agent in order to approach and inform the immigration officer at first port entry then asking a visa dispensation as tourist at a cost of from USD 50 to USD 100/ pax.
Israeli passport holders are restricted in Indonesia.
GATE PORTS OF INDONESIA:
OTHER GATE PORTS
Entikong, Entikong, West Kalimantan
* If the citizen which is include in 64 countries above entering Indonesia via GATE PORTS, they are able to be given VISA ON ARRIVAL (VOA) and visa costs : US$ 25 / pax - valid for 30 days.
** If the citizen which is include in 64 countries above entering Indonesia via NON GATE PORTS, they must obtain visa and visa must be arranged at the local Indonesian Consulate abroad or you must submit a letter to the Immigration Head Office in Jakarta requesting an exemption that visa costs to be paid in cash on board or via bank-transfer (via PELNI AGENT)
*** If the citizen which is NOT INCLUDE in 64 countries above entering Indonesia via GATE PORTS or NON GATE PORTS, they must in possession of visa before entering Indonesia (it must be arranged at the local Indonesian Consulate abroad).
Main cruise berthThe bollards in place on the berths have a strenght of 50 tons.
|Temperature||Average of 25.7°C ; varying between 25.1°C and 26.5°C.|
|Winds||The wind and weather conditions are generally similar to other areas of South Sulawesi. The rainy season lasts from November to April while the dry season is from May to October. Bad weather including strong wind occurs in December and January.|
|Current||No special current reported.|
|The berth shas been extended several times since its original construction. During a survaye carried oyut in May 2010 the situation was the following:
The berth is long 170m with an extention of another 34 m under construction and due to be completed by the end of 2010 to reach a total lenght of 204 m.
Following the completion of the pier extention dredging will be carried out along the berth in order to ensure a minimum depth of -8m00 LWS along the berth.
|For additional information you can also contact directly the Harbour Master of the port of Benoa - Captain Ali Sodikin - email email@example.com - Cell +62 812 30886882 or +62 878 53396688.|
|Pilotage||There is no pilot in Palopo. In case assistance is required the Coast Gurads can board the vessel for assisting trhe Master (all the Coast Guards Officers we met during the survey were ex-Merchant Navy Officers).|
|Address||Jalan Gajah Mada N°14|
|Jakarta Pusat 10130 - Indonesia|
|Phone||+62 21 6385 7747|
|Fax||+62 21 6386 4837|
|Contact||Mrs. Erna Srl Emawati, Cruise Agency Department|
|PT Andhika GAC|
|Address||Wisma Staco, 2nd Floor, Suite 201228|
|Jalan Casablanca Kav. 18|
|Jakarta 12870 – Indonesia|
|Phone||+62 21 831 1000 or +62 21 831 1001|
|Fax||+62 811 970 0083|
|Contact||Suprijanto Widodo, Section Head-Cruise / Offshore|
|Are tugs available||Not available.|
|Fresh Water||Not available|
|Fuel Grades||Not available|
|Toraja Land (Rantepao)||2-hour drive|
Cruise ships calling Palopo
|Vessels||Bremen, Clipper Odyssey, Colombus, Hanseatic, Ocean Pearl, Mermoz have been calling Palopo in the past.
Seabourn Spirit is scheduled in January and Delphin Voyager in February 2011 and Azamara Quest in February 2012.
|Overview||For the vessels of large dimensions the anchorage is distant 1.5 nautical miles from the berth. Vessels anchor with a depth of -11m00.
The landing facility is made of a concrete pier with staircases on each side.
The depth along the langing facility is -3m00 LWS.
|Name||PT. Reka Wahana Mulya - brand name "Indoworkforces"|
|License||N°1/MEN/I/2007 issued by Ministry of workforce & Transmigration of Republic of Indonesia|
|Address||Jalan Cikini IV No.14|
|Additional Information||Indoworkforces collaborates with the following hotel school, Lembaga Pendidikan dan Pelatihan Hotel & Cruise" Jl.Situsari II No.15-A Buah Batu, Bandung, Indonesia|