Conducting Survey on Pandemic Impact, ALFI Calls for Logistics and Forwarding Companies Participation

Indonesia Logistics and Forwarders’ Association (ALFI/ILFA) would conduct survey on impact of pandemic coronavirus disease (covid-19) to logistics companies in Indonesia.

ALFI targeted to involve all logistics and forwarding companies members of ALFI to be involved as participants of the survey.

In a press statement to Indonesia Shipping Gazette, ALFI Chairman Yukki Nugrahawan Hanafi said, this survey was meant to get more detail data on the impact of the pandemic and would become basic information for analysis as input to any government bodies and institutions. The ALFI analysis is expected to be reference for government to make comprehensive policies on logistics sector, both during and post-pandemic.

In addition to be a recommendation in government policy making, the result of the survey was expected to be an internal reference for ALFI itself – how far this pandemic had affected the logistics sector, how many logistics companies that got deep impact, and even to know how many logistics companies that had stopped operation due to this pandemic.

“We will recapitulate and analyse the result of the survey before we send to the government. We have been running this survey since early this month (August) until the end of August. We suggest all ALFI members to join and take active participation with this survey,” Yukki said this morning (Wednesday, August 12).

He explained that ALFI currently had 3,412 members spreading throughout 34 provinces in Indonesia. Of the total, as many as 291 companies are PMA (joint venture with foreign companies), while the rest are full national companies.

Yukki, who is also Chairman of ASEAN Federation of Forwarders Associations (AFFA), added that the pandemic has deeply hit the logistics business as this sector relates to any economic activities.

However, he noted that the logistics activities had been operating normal during the pandemic, but must follow the health protocols.

“Let us have a look in logistics for tourism sector. This has deeply dropped, the second after transportation and warehousing,” he said.

He affirmed that the drop of transportation activities during the pandemic has significantly contributed to the low economy in in second quarter (Q2) of 2020.

Among the modes of transportation, he said, the air transportation experienced the deepest drop, followed by railway, sea transport, and land transport. The land transport, he said, decreased 35% during the pandemic.

 

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