State port operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II (Persero) / IPC and Rumania’s Port of Constanta has just signed agreement on sister port partnership. The partnership is expected to strengthen the global connectivity and extend business and trade opportunity between Indonesia and Rumania.
“Indonesia and Rumania have intensively discussed to extend economy and trade relationship between the two countries. I am sure the partnership we build in sister port will encourage more extensive trade activities between the two countries,” IPC President Director Elvyn G. Masassya said on his remark speech for the MoU signing in Contanta, Rumania, Tuesday, February 18.
The partnership MoU was signed by Elvyn G. Masassya and General Manager of NC MPA SA Constanta Costel Stanca and witnessed by Indonesia Ambassador to Rumania Amhar Azeth.
Elvyn noted that Rumania and some North Europe countries are potential market for Indonesia international trade in view of their economy growth in the last years. According to data, those countries yearly economy growth was over 4%, while Indonesia was higher, over 5%.
He said the partnership remained an opportunity that would mutually benefit to both, while for IPC itself, this step is in line with its vision and mission to be a trade facilitator.
Elvyn explained that this sister port partnership will be realized in port business development and operation and some activities relating to comparation studies, human resources training and development, and activities relating environment.
“Through this sister port partnership, the two parties are ready for information sharing, technology exchange, as well as experience sharing in port operation,” Elvyn said.