Ministry of Transportation Regulation Number 53 Year 2018

September 03, 2018

​Ministry of Transportation of Indonesia conduct a survey in 2014 to 2015 which resulted in the discovery of 80% container used in many ports in Indonesia is not in proper condition. Reported from oceanweek.co.id, ​to prevent the shipment being rejected by destination port, Directorate General of Sea Transportation formulate new regulation to regulate the standardization of container. Hermanta, the Chief of Tanjung Priok Port Authority said that the formulated regulation is officially set in the Ministry of Transportation Regulation number 53/2018. The container standardization regulated in the Ministerial Regulation will refer to International Convention for Safe Container (CSC) set by International Maritime Organization (IMO). He said all of that in a socialization event for the regulation held in Santika Hotel, North Jakarta on Thursday, August 30th 2018.…See Details...

The Purpose of Belt and Road Initiative

August 31, 2018

Xi Jinping, President of China said on Monday in the fifth anniversary meeting of Belt and Road Initiative that the main purpose of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is not to obtain geopolitical or military alliance, nor the setting up of “China Club”. The aim of BRI is to develop infrastructure and trading network that connect Asia to Europe and Africa. BRI is focusing in the collaboration to build the safe and efficient network trade to connect the global major ports. As for the land economic corridor that are planned to be developed are China-Mongolia-Russia, China-Middle Asia-West Asia, China-Indochina, China-Pakistan, Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar.…See Details...

Ministry of Transportation is Focusing to Increase Sea Toll Productivity

August 30, 2018

Budi Karya Sumadi, Minister of Transportation of Republic of Indonesia hoped the sea toll can be used to spark economical movement of eastern Indonesia’s product to western Indonesia. He said, the purpose of sea toll is to create a connectivity between eastern and western Indonesia so they could reduce the price disparity between the area. That is why the Ministry of Transportation always encourage to increase the load productivity of sea toll. Sea toll is expected to increase the distribution’s efficiency from western Indonesia to eastern Indonesia with shorter time, cheaper cost, easier method so it could reduce the price disparity between eastern and western part of Indonesia. It is also expected to spark economic revolution of eastern Indonesia by encouraging the movement of eastern local product to western Indonesia.…See Details...

Indonesia as A Global Maritime Fulcrum

August 29, 2018

​With 17,504 islands and 108.000 kilometres of coast line, Indonesia is considered to be the largest archipelagic country. Two-third of Indonesia’s territory consist of seawater that stores an abundant of marine resources, oil and gas, as well as marine biodiversity. The President of Indonesia, President Joko Widodo, recognize this wealth of marine resources and Indonesia’s strategic geographic location. He intends to bring back the glory of Indonesia’s maritime through the strategic program of NAWACITA in order to make Indonesia a global maritime fulcrum.…See Details...

Pacific International Lines Names Southern Pearl

August 29, 2018

​Singapore-based containership operator Pacific International Lines (PIL) said that a naming ceremony of Southern Pearl had taken place at Taizhou Kouan Shipyard in China. The vessel is the first to be owned by PIL’s subsidiary Pacific Direct Line (PDL), the company said.…See Details...

PT BJTI, Pelindo III’s Subsidiary, Will Sell All of Their Shares in PT BKMS

August 28, 2018

BKMS is a joint venture company between PT BJTI, a subsidiary of Pelindo III and PT UEPN (Usaha Era Pratama Nusantara) a subsidiary of PT Aneka Kimia Raya (AKR) Corporindo. BJTI plans to sell all of their share in BKMS which add up to 40% and will appoint Public Appraisal Services Office (Kantor Jasa Penilai Publik) to do a due diligence for the valuation of BKMS shares. The divestment study is scheduled to be completed in the early fourth quarter of 2018 and all of the shares will be sold by the end of 2018.…See Details...

ALFI Responded Positively The Opening of 16 New Ports In Eastern Indonesia (KTI).

August 28, 2018

Reported from industri.bisnis.com, ALFI’s DPP chairman, Yukki Nugrahawan Hanafi consider the construction of infrastructure in Eastern Indonesia is a very positive thing in the perspective of equalizing the development. Yukki suggest that the construction of port infrastructure has to be followed with the construction of road infrastructure. Not only that, he also suggest that digitalizing the system should be done for every activity in the port. Yukki said, “ALFI’s DPP also keep pushing the Indonesian ports to digitalize reckoning that only physical development is not enough”. “Of course not only constructing the port, but all road infrastructure going in and out the port had to suffice so there won’t be any congestion like in those ports in Java. So everything must be integrated with other mode of transportation”, said Yukki.…See Details...

ALFI Kecewa Kemenhub Tidak Tegas terhadap Pelayaran Asing Nakal

August 27, 2018

Asosiasi Logistik dan Forwarder Indonesia (ALFI) kecewa dengan sikap Kementerian Perhubungan yang terkesan tidak tegas dalam menegakkan peraturan , khususnya terhadap pelayaran asing/ agennya. Ketum DPW ALFI DKI Widijanto Senin (27/8/2018) mengatakan sebagai contoh kebijakan penghapusan uang jaminan kontainer impor yang diatur dalam Surat Edaran (SE) Dirjen Perhubungan Laut, Kemenhub No Um 003/40 /II /DJPL -17, tertanggal 19/5/2017 ternyata tidak jalan.…See Details...

Maritime Data Finished, Indonesia is Heading to Become World’s Maritime Axis

August 27, 2018

Reported from katadata.co.id, Maritime Coordinator Ministry released National Maritime reference data as an effort to realize its vision as world’s maritime axis. …See Details...

Could Multimodality and Reefer Technology Help Soften The Blows Between Shippers and Carriers?

August 27, 2018

Shipping is entering a very difficult phase, with ongoing amalgamation, fewer large scale customers and less competition on a global scale. The result is that logistics services are under huge pressure to deliver services on time and to shippers’ satisfaction. Vessels are less punctual than ever and, as a result, perishable shippers are facing increasing costs and risks. While the scope of solutions is restricted by a fundamental imbalance of power between shipping lines and a growing majority of perishable shippers that is suffering in silence, there are opportunities presented by new technologies to improve logistics solutions for perishable cargo. The crux of this industry-wide problem faced on a global scale, plus the potential solutions to improve services, will form the heart of the debate at this year’s special 10th anniversary Cool Logistics Conference.…See Details...