Following the recent developments that a ban on nickel ore exports from Indonesia would commence on the 1st of January 2020, Indonesian authorities gave the green light to a specific number of nickel ore exporters to trade, after ensuring that they were in compliance with the country’s export rules to resume nickel ore shipments.
Specifically, the Indonesian Directorate General of Customs published a list of nine companies which have been granted permit to resume export:
- 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
In the meantime, Indonesia is working on permitting two more companies, PT Tonia Mitra Sejahtera and PT Toshida Indonesia; Yet, their permission is pending to be verified and then reviewed by the Directorate General of Mineral and Coal of Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.
Moreover, until the review is finalised and ships are able to load nickel ore, the ships of the two companies may be subject to delay.
Brittania P&I Club reports that according to local correspondents, two ships which loaded nickel ore on 24 and 28 October are still waiting for their confirmation of loading and export permits, adding that “there is no indication of how long the delay may last and so Members loading or due to load nickel ore in the area are advised to contact local correspondents or agents for further details.