After 5 days of traveling to Palu, five logistic trucks consisting of 50,000 superqurban packages, basic necessities and other logistical needs from Tanjung Perak Surabaya finally arrived in Palu around Sunday afternoon local time (1:00 p.m.).
Five logistics aid trucks which were departed from Jakarta-Bandung were officially released by the CEO of Rumah Zakat, Nur Effendi on Wednesday afternoon (11:00 WIB) along with a number of Pelindo three officials at TanjuNG Perak Port in Surabaya using the Mutiara Pelindo 1 vessel but it can only depart at 11pm due to weather constraints.
The sea trip from Tanjung Perak to the port of Balikpapan (Semayang) spends over 36 hours and arrives at 11 pm and can only be delayed around 19:00 WITA due to administrative delays.
Upon arrival at Semayang, the logistical assistance team immediately rushed to the next port, namely the Balikpapan Karingau Port, which took about 2 hours. Then at 09:00 WITA the KM Laskar Pelangi ship carrying logistical assistance departed again to Mamuju with a travel time of around 14 hours.
After 3 days taking the sea route, logistics assistance arrived in Mamuju on Saturday afternoon at 11:00 WITA which continued on land. But given the unpredictable conditions, the team had the initiative to rest for a moment at the Batang Kayu police post at 1:00 a.m. The next day the Logistics team continued its journey to Palu with the escort of 4 heavily armed Brimop members.
“Thank God, the logistical assistance that we brought finally arrived in Palu on Sunday afternoon, precisely at the Jabal Nur Mosque, Padanjakaya Street, Pengawu Village, Tatanga District – Palu City which is the location of Rumah Zakat post. However, the logistics reduction process can only be carried out at night, “said Rumah Zakat volunteer, Sunardi.