Five Major Indonesian Maritime Achievement in 2018

Luthfil Hadi - Jakarta, 27/09/2018, 11:57


On Sunday, September 23rd 2018 Indonesia celebrate the National Maritime Day of 2018. This celebration is expected to encourage Indonesia to embrace their identity as a Maritime Nation. This is in accordance with one of Nawa Cita programs that is being declared by President Joko Widodo since early on his terms of 2014 to 2019. One of the envisioned program from Nawa Cita is strengthening Indonesia’s identity as a Maritime Nation. In his term, President Joko Widodo is massively developing the maritime sector to realize his vision to return Indonesian maritime to its former glory.

The followings are some achievement that has been achieved by Indonesian government in order to realize the strengthening of Indonesian identity as a maritime nation. The first achievement is the implementation of sea toll program. Sea toll has been contributing to reduce the price difference between the eastern and western Indonesia. Sea toll has helped the government to equally distribute the economic development all across Indonesia.

This year, there are 15 route of sea toll in Indonesia, and next year the government plans to add another 6 new route for the sea toll. The Ministry of Transportation will continuously works with the Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises to optimize the ‘Rumah Kita’ program to improve the efficiency of the sea toll.

‘Rumah Kita’ is a project that provides warehouses to support the sea toll and storing the local commodity products. ‘Rumah Kita’ can be seen as a logistics housing, the place to put together the commodity which aims to stabilize the goods prices all across the nation. This program is regulated by the Presidential Decree Number 71 Year 2015 on Stipulation and Storage of Staple Goods and Important Goods, and also supported by another Presidential decree, the Presidential Decree Number 70 Year 2017 on the implementation of Public Service Obligations for Goods Transport to and from Disadvantaged, Remote, Outermost, and Border Regions.

The second achievement is that the government has completed constructing a number of ports. In 2017, the Directorate General of Sea Transportation (Ditjen Hubla) finished the construction of 104 non-commercial ports, and in this year the government will complete the construction of 25 ports. Furthermore, the government plans to construct 7 new ports to improve the connectivity between islands in Indonesia.

The achievement number three is the construction of the pioneer ships. The pioneer ships that has been completed including container ship and Rede to support islands connectivity. These shows the level of Indonesian maritime independence. A total of 66 ships has been finished, and by the end of the year another 103 ships will be finished simultaneously. These ships will sail 113 route for pioneer transportation and 6 route for livestock transportation. It aims to serve the Disadvantaged, Remote, Outermost, and Border Regions in Indonesia.

Fourth achievement is that some of Indonesian ports have already applied the Information Technology system. Tanjung Priok, Belawan, Tanjung Perak, Tanjung Emas, and Makassar ports have both applied the INAPORTNET technology.

INAPORTNET is an online web based service system that integrated the standard port information system. The system is used for serving vessels and goods from all relevant agencies or stakeholders at the port. The INAPORTNET application is currently integrated with the Indonesian National Single Window (INSW) system and is supported by a reliable and integrated support system.

The fifth major achievement is the success of Tanjung Priok in serving giant container ships this year. This serves as proof that Indonesian ports is able to compete as international ports and is able to serves foreign vessels with international services standards.

All of those major achievement were explained by the Director General of Sea Transportation, R. Agus H. Purnomo in the celebration of national maritime day on September 23rd 2018. Agus said that the board of director of Ditjen Hubla is trying to realize the maritime independence that is included in the vision of the government.

These achievements serves as a definite proof of the government’s effort to realize the maritime independence. Maritime independence is considered a real steps to assert the position of global maritime fulcrum.

The government is focusing to strengthening Indonesian maritime sector. The measures taken by the governments are such as to utilize every marine resources potential, developing the ports infrastructure and the sea transportation to improve the connectivity, developing a strong maritime industries, and developing people’s economic strength. All of these measures is to realize Indonesian maritime independence.

In accordance to President Joko Widodo vision, the national independence is the ability to realize Indonesia as an independence, advanced, strong maritime nation that based on the nation’s need. The maritime independence is an absolute necessities to realize Indonesia as global maritime fulcrum.

Aside from announcing the achievement, the national maritime day also being celebrated with a series of sailing safety campaign event. These event is part of a series event to celebrate the world maritime days that is also celebrated by Indonesia as the member of International Maritime Organization (IMO). This year world waritime day theme is “IMO 70: Our Heritage – Better Shipping for a Better Future”.


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