Indonesia: nickel ore exports resume on a limited basis

Last week the Indonesian authorities allowed a limited number of nickel ore exporters who had complied with export rules to resume nickel ore shipments, reports Britannia Club.

The Indonesian Directorate General of Customs has released a list of nine companies which have been granted permit to resume exports. Those nine companies are, according to a local news report:

  • PT Macika Mada Madana
  • PT Aneka Tambang Tbk
  • PT Rohul Energi Indonesia
  • PT Sinar Jaya Sultra Utama
  • PT Wana Tiara Persada
  • PT Trimegah Bangun Persada
  • PT Gane Permai Sentosa
  • PT Tekindo Energi
  • PT Gebe Sentra Nickel

Permits for two other companies, PT Tonia Mitra Sejahtera and PT Toshida Indonesia, are still being verified and reviewed by the Directorate General of Mineral and Coal of Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.

The Club warned that, until this review was completed, ships due to load nickel ore from these two companies might be subject to delay. Reports from local correspondents said that two ships which loaded nickel ore on October 24th and 28th were still waiting for their confirmation of loading and export permits. There was no indication of how long the delay might last. Club Members loading or due to load nickel ore in the area were advised to contact local correspondents or agents for further details.