Wahyu Nur and Maulidia Putri when The Announcement of The Winner of The Maritime Essay Competition of the National Maritime Competition (KONKA) 2020, Wednesday (9/9).
ITS Campus, Seatrans News — Limitations during the pandemic did not stop its Marine Transportation Engineering Department (DTTL) students from working. Corona virus pandemic that has quite an impact on the archipelago area makes students of this department nicknamed Seatrans make innovations in the form of Pelra Box (PBOX).
Wahyu Nur Hidayatun Nisa and Maulidia Putri Azuningrum, students of DTTL Force 2017 who won the 1st Winner of the Maritime Essay Competition of The National Competition of Maritime (KONKA) Hasanuddin University 2020.
Following the maritime-themed competition, Wahyu and Putri brought an innovation outlined in the essay titled Conceptual Design Pelra Box (PBOX): The Transport of Humanitarian Logistics Distribution in the Archipelago.
Wahyu said, the idea to make the innovation started from the spread of corona virus in Indonesia that never subsided and spread throughout the country, no exception to the archipelago. These conditions make the equalization of comprehensive humanitarian logistical assistance to all corners of the country very important.
Before the pandemic, all kinds of needs for the archipelago were channeled by sea from Java to major ports. It is then channeled by a smaller boat to the smaller islands. That’s quite time consuming.
“Humanitarian logistical assistance should be brought in quickly, but not all areas can be stopped by large ships,” said the student who is also active as an assistant in the DTTL Infrastructure and Port Laboratory.
Therefore, according to Wahyu, the People’s Ship is expected to be a solution to solve the problem. “But there are still some problems, ranging from the size to the capacity of the loading and unloading equipment that is owned,” said Wahyu.
“In addition, the use of this people’s ship also has a high chance of damage and loss of cargo,” added Putri, Wahyu’s teammate. Seeing these conditions, pelra box (PBOX) innovation was designed.
PBOX is a tool made of wood and melamine triplex that works like a container. “PBOX can be folded when it does not contain payload, so it can facilitate operation,” explained Putri.
Explained by students who are also active as Vice Chairman of DTTL Student Association (Himaseatrans), PBOX can minimize damage and loss of charge up to 1.5% and speed up the loading and unloading process 25% of the total time of existing. “PBOX is predicted to have an economic lifespan of one year,” he added.
Not only technically, Wahyu and Putri also hope that PBOX can play a role in supporting health protocol policy in the covid-19 pandemic by minimalism of transmission through contact between content – disinfectant, payload – Unloading Labor (TKBM), and fellow TKBM. (Seatrans Public Relations).
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ITS Campus, Seatrans News — Limitations during the pandemic did not stop its Marine Transportation Engineering Department (DTTL) students
ITS Campus, Seatrans News — the Department of Marine Transportation Engineering (DTTL) of the Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS)