Makassar (aka Macassar/Mangkasara) is a major port city on Sulawesi Island (Indonesia), with population around 1,6 million (metro over 2 million). Makassar is the capital of South Sulawesi province, the largest on Sulawesi Island and Indonesia's 5th largest (after Jakarta, Surabaya, Bandung, Medan).
The city was previously named Ujung Pandang (1971-99). It is on located the island's southwestern coast and is its principal seaport serving regular international and domestic shipping lines. Port Makassar (locode IDMAK) also serves the commercial fishing industry.
Makassar (as well as the entire South Sulawesi Province) is served by the Sultan Hasanuddin Airport, in the Maros Regency. The airport serves regular domestic and international flights linking to Indonesia (Jakarta, Jayapura, Surabaya, Denpasar, Sorong, Timika, Masamba, Balikpapan, Pulau Ambon, Pulau Biak, Berau, Gorontalo, Kendari, Pulau Flores, Medan, Pulau Ternate, Kupang, Pulau Buton, Mamuju, Soroako, Palopo, Pulau Selayar, Tana Toraja, Pulau Tarakan, Merauke, Palu City, Samarinda, Yogyakarta, Banjarmasin, Batulicin, Langgur, Luwuk, Manado, Manokwari, Palangkaraya, Poso, Raha, Bima, Kolaka, Kotabaru), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Saudi Arabia (Jeddah), Singapore.
During the Dutch colonial era (as part of the Netherlands East-Indies / 1800-1949), Makassar oil was exported in great quantities. Currently, being Eastern Indonesia's largest city, Makassar's economy is based mainly on services (around 70% of all businesses) and tourism. Hotels and restaurants are the largest contributor (29%), followed by industry (21%), communication and transportation-logistics (15%), trade (15%), finances (11%).
Port Makassar cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Makassar, Ujung Pandang, Sulawesi Indonesia. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|22 February, 2023|
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