Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) Perception at the Ferry Port Terminal: A case study at Merak, Banten Province, Indonesia


  • Haryoto Kusnoputranto School of environmental science
  • Wisata Taruna School of environmental science
  • Suyud Warno Utomo School of environmental science


Ecoseaport, HSSE, Multi Dimensional Scaling


Health Safety Security and Environmental (HSSE) concept are commonly used to assess company's operating performance and their supply chain majority at oil and gas industry. However, this concept has largely been underutilized within the ferry port terminal's operation. This study asks whether the HSSE principles can be applied in the ferry port terminal in Indonesia. In particular, it examines whether Ferry port terminal of Merak can be considered as Ecoseaport. The term ‘Ecoseaport' is used instead of 'Ecoport' as commonly apply in European countries. It focuses on major ferry port teminals at inter-island hub because of the increasing volume and movement of people and vehicles in the last five years. This research is in line with the Indonesia government policy on 'Maritime Axis' and is relevant with the cancellation of the Sunda Strait bridge development. Through the multi-dimensional scaling, this research ultimately aims to contribute to the improvement of knowledge of stakeholders that will influence the formulation and implementation of policy and stands appropriately of HSSE aspect. Multi-Dimensional Scaling approach of this research is intended to transform respondents through similarity or their preferences which are represented in constructed a multi-dimensional space variables of Ecoseaport principles through HSSE aspect approached. It was concluded that during Muslim’s feast period with number of motor cycle and vehicle variables were drastically increased than normal operation will affected to HSSE performance. Perception majority of respondent involved parties has put safety and security aspect as the priority. Meanwhile, health cases that reported by port medical officer is the major concerned which need takes attention into port management operation.



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How to Cite

Kusnoputranto, H., Taruna, W., & Utomo, S. W. (2017). Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) Perception at the Ferry Port Terminal: A case study at Merak, Banten Province, Indonesia. Asian Journal of Applied Sciences, 5(1). Retrieved from