*Signing the MoU: Herman Savio, Bank Danamon Treasury and Capital Market Head (left) and, Yukki Nugrahawan Hanafi, ALFI Chairman (right)
Indonesia Logistics and Forwarding Association (ALFI/ILFA) today, January 29, signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indonesia’s Bank Danamon on Strategic Partnership for Logistics and Port Solutions.
The MoU is expected to be a basis for any kind of further cooperation relating cashless payment in any logistics business transaction. In addition, this is a strategic step taken by the two parties in response to the business change to digital transaction.
In his remark speech for the MoU Signing Ceremony, Herman Savio, Bank Danamon Treasury and Capital Market Head, said that this is a very strategic step for the bank and proves that Danamon has been doing a transformation and ready to support any business change in the logistics sectors.
“Business model has changed to follow the revolution in technology. Business has changed to e-commerce. Bank Danamon has responded it. In the last four years, we have intensively done transformation from micro-financing to trade financing. We have transformed conventional bank services to fintech, in responding the digital market and e-commerce,” explained Herman.
He explained that after doing transformation for four years, Bank Danamon is now ready for any cashless transaction in any kind of trade activities, including in the logistics activities.
“Now the world is going to digitalization. The trade is running in digital. Many have built their platforms for digital trade. And, Bank Danamon is ready to be involved within the services and ready to cooperate with their stakeholders including with ALFI’s platform,” he said.
Echoing the view, ALFI Chairman Yukki Nugrahawan Hanafi explained how the business has come to digitalization, trading to e-commerce, and how business players have taken some key steps to do business transformation, including the logistics and forwarding players, members of ALFI.
As an organization that umbrellas the members’ business growth and survival, ALFI has continuously voiced to the government and encouraged members to do business harmonization and deregulation, infrastructure and supra-structure improvement, revision of fiscal and monetary policies, as well as human resources improvement through education.
“We name the phase as the logistics reform. We have passed it with success. Now we are going to business transformation to digital logistics to serve e-commerce activities. Are we ready for that? We have to be,” he said.
In view of the business change, Yukki support any parties, including logistics business players, to utilize any available e-commence and digital logistics platforms. ALFI itself, in corporation with ILCS, a JV company between PT Telkom and IPC/PT Pelindo 2, has built a platform name MyCargo. This platform integrates any online activities in trade, logistics, port activities, including DO (delivery order).
“We call this platform as a smart logistics,” he said.
This platform also includes the payment transaction. “One of the real action of this MoU is that Bank Danamon will be involved as one of the banks for serving payment transaction,” Yukki said, adding that Bank Danamon is one of the three private banks that are joining the ‘Group of Six’ for this platform, while three are state owned banks.
He expects this cooperation will support an easy payment for any logistics and trade transaction, while explained that this is a part of steps toward the digital logistics activities.