Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Ferry Service Bali and Lombok is Under-Capacitated
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Ferry Service Bali and Lombok is Under-Capacitated

Freight Trucks are Waiting Up to Three Days to Take the Four-Hour Crossing from Padang Bai to Lembar, Lombok.


Bali News:
Click Image to Enlarge

(9/13/2008)

Bisnis Indonesia says the ferry docks and terminals at Padang Bai (Bali) and Lembar (Lombok) need extensive upgrading in order to avoid long lines at both ends of the Bali-Lombok ferry connection.

Bambang Harjo S., Chairman of the Association of Ferry Operators (Gapasdap) considers the Padang Bai-Lembar ferry crossing as very busy and with the potential for strong future growth. The poor condition of the cross-straits ferry fleet and of port facilities on this route are blamed for the frequent delays and long lines often encountered by passengers traveling by ferry between the two islands.

Peak periods for travel are over the weekend period of Friday-Sunday and over holiday periods such as Lebaran.

A visit to the Padang Bai Ferry terminal on the afternoon of September 6, 2008, by Bisnis Indonesia revealed hundreds of freight trucks destined for Lombok and Sumbawa waiting at the port. One day before the line of waiting vehicles stretched more than one kilometer, a situation that saw the waiting line grow to 3 kilometers the following weekend.

The poor state of ferry service is causing a great hardship on inter-island truckers with operators complaining that trucks can wait as long as three days before being allowed to boar a cross-straits ferry.

Sources at the Padang Bai port blamed the delays on the large number of ferries laid up for repairs and the poor state of the terminal itself. At present, there are 18 ferries assigned to the Padang Bai-Lembar route.

During the Lebaran holidays falling on the first days of October 2008 transportation officials are predicting a 20% increase over the very high number of passengers and vehicles that traveled between Bali and Lombok during the same holidays in 2007. Those making a crossing during these periods should anticipate long delays.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Territorial Dispute
Three Online Taxi Drivers Beaten at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport
(4/23/2017)
Qatar Airways Three Times a Day to Bali
Qatar Airways Launching Third Daily Direct Service Between Doha and Bali
(4/23/2017)
Swinging for Charities
World Cup Charity Golf Tournament at New Kuta Golf Club Saturday, May 20, 2017
(4/23/2017)
Strong Start for Foreign Arrival Figures for 2017
Bali by the Numbers Foreign Tourist Arrivals to Bali Up 25.95% for January-February 2017. Mainland Chinese Visitors Take a Commanding Lead in Bali Tourism.
(4/23/2017)
What? Fore!
Yak Magazine Golf Community Cup – Saturday, April 29, 2017
(4/23/2017)
Statuary Reef
Underwater Monument Garden Erected at Tejakula, North Bali
(4/23/2017)
Bali: Just Too Many Rooms
GIPI Official Says Continuing Oversupply of Rooms Reduces Average Occupancy at Bali Hotels to 35%
(4/23/2017)
For Your Bali Shopping List
5 Things to Buy During a Bali Holiday
(4/23/2017)
Fugitive Criminal Seeking an Escape
Chinese Criminal Attempts Suicide While Awaiting Extradition to China
(4/23/2017)
Kartini Hangs Ten
Female Surfers in Bali Celebrate Kartini Day by Wearing Sarong Kebayas
(4/23/2017)
Telling Bali You’re the Best
TripAdvisor Travels to Bali to Bestow ‘Best Destination’ Award on the Island
(4/22/2017)
Keeping a Closer Eye of Foreign Visitors
Denpasar Cracking Down on Foreigners Not Following the Immigration and Manpower Regulations
(4/21/2017)
All [News]!