NLE Creates Logistics Efficiency, Shortens Dwelling Time: IMLOW

Indonesia Maritime, Logistic and Transportation Watch (IMLOW) is calling any parties to support the implementation of National Logistic Ecosystem (NLE) as the system is able to create and accelerate efficiency of national logistics service.

Talking to press this morning (Monday, May 10), IMLOW General Secretary said, “NLE will support the online DO (delivery order for export import. As an integrated logistic platform, the NLE will be connected with any related parties.”

By adopting the NLE, Ridwan explained, all export import process would be integrated. The NLE platform is now run and operator LNSW (National Single Window Institution).

Ridwan further explained that the implementation of this NLE would also support the non-stop (24/7) export import process in the future. IMLOW, said Ridwan, absolutely appreciates and supports the government program to integrate the ports with NLE system.

Some ports targeted to be soon integrated with the NLE include Tanjung Priok (Jakarta), Patimban (West Java), Tanjung Emas (Central Java), Tanjung Perak (East Java), Makassar (South Sulawesi), and Belawan Medan (North Sumatera).

With the implementation of NLE, he said, the dwelling time would be even faster. Furthermore, if importers have switched to electronic bills of lading (e-BL) apart from using seaway bills, telex releases and surrendered bills of lading.

“At this time, not all of them use e-BL, there are still BLs that have to be submitted manually to shipping line. But in the future, through NLE, everything will run automatically according to an electronic system or what we often call artificial intelligence to serve the export-import and logistics business process,” he said.

Bill of Lading (BL) as one of the documents required for export and import that is issued and legalized by the shipping company.

The document also functions as the transportation of goods, which contains complete information regarding the name of the deliverer, the name of the ship, cargo data, port of loading and port of unloading, details of freight and payment method, name of consignee or buyer, number of original BL issued and date of signing.

Ridwan explained that through the NLE platform, the accelerated release of goods or containers at the port container terminal must also be supported by the accelerated return of empty containers at empty depot facilities outside the port.

“Currently, the dwelling time at the main ports in Indonesia is still 2 to 3 days on average, but it is possible that with the integrated NLE platform the dwelling time can only be one day,” he explained.

Ridwan stated that there is still high percentage of national logistics costs to the gross domestic product (GDP). This becomes a serious concern of the government.

Earlier, the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment (Menko Marves) Luhut B. Pandjaitan targeted national logistics costs to be reduced to 17% of GDP before 2024.  The adoption of NLE remains one of the efforts to reach the target.

He wants a reduction in national logistics costs which is targeted to fall from 23.5 percent to around 17 percent by 2024 as stated in Presidential Decree No.18 / 2020 which is in accordance with the 2020-2024 National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN).

“I wish we could accelerate our achievement. Likewise, Presidential Instruction No. 5/2020 concerning National Logistics Ecosystem Management can be completed before 2024,” said Luhut.


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