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September 14, 2017,

ASIA’S MOST PROMINENT CONCRETE, CONSTRUCTION, MINING, ENERGY, AND MARITIME EXHIBITION HELD IN INDONESIA

Five Trade Exhibitions and Cross-Sector Conferences Officially Open to Accelerate National Infrastructure, Energy, and Maritime Development.Jakarta, 13 September 2017 – Today, Indonesia’s Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Dr. Ir. Mochamad Basoeki Hadimoeljono, M.Sc officially opens the biggest and the most prominent five trade exhibitions and cross-sector conferences in Southeast Asia. These exhibitions include Concrete Show South East … Continue reading ASIA’S MOST PROMINENT CONCRETE, CONSTRUCTION, MINING, ENERGY, AND MARITIME EXHIBITION HELD IN INDONESIA

July 6, 2017, The Jakarta Post

RI to Boost Maritime Research After Securing UN Ocean Body Seat

Having garnered support from its Asia-Pacific peers to represent them in the United Nation’s focal ocean group, Indonesia has pledged to lead by example. Indonesia was among 40 countries elected to chair the executive council of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) in a vote held in Paris last week, representing the Asia-Pacific region along with … Continue reading RI to Boost Maritime Research After Securing UN Ocean Body Seat

July 7, 2017,

MARINTEC INDONESIA confirms record international participation

The leading event for the maritime and shipbuilding industry, Marintec Indonesia, is set to open its doors once again from 13-16 September 2017 at the Jakarta International Expo, Kemayoran.  The highly focused exhibition and conference will bring together over 3,000 trade visitors from 23 countries and more than 120 exhibiting companies from 15 countries including … Continue reading MARINTEC INDONESIA confirms record international participation

June 8, 2017, The Jakarta Post

Indonesia calls for Archipelagic & Island States Forum

Indonesia has invited archipelagic and island states to forge a closer cooperation to deal with climate change issues, under a new multinational assembly called the Archipelagic and Island States Forum. As the biggest archipelagic state, Indonesia shares the same burden and challenges with other island states in terms of climate change, regardless of the level … Continue reading Indonesia calls for Archipelagic & Island States Forum

May 5, 2017, The Jakarta Post

Jokowi proud of maritime sector progress

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has claimed that investment in the maritime sector is showing good results and supporting the maritime axis vision that he declared three years ago. The so-called maritime highway program, which aims to connect western and eastern Indonesia through regular freight services, had reduced prices of goods in eastern Indonesia by 20 … Continue reading Jokowi proud of maritime sector progress

May 8, 2017, The Jakarta Post

Minister plans to open Maluku-Darwin shipment line

Transportation Minister Budi Karya said his ministry plans to open a shipment line from Maluku to Darwin in an attempt to boost the fisheries industry in the region. “There are many fish that physically cannot stay fresh too long,” said Budi in a statement on Sunday, adding that currently ships had to pass through Surabaya … Continue reading Minister plans to open Maluku-Darwin shipment line

May 8, 2017, The Jakarta Post

Minister Susi to visit Japan to offer investment opportunities

Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti will visit Japan to offer investment opportunities in the fishery and maritime sector to the country’s businesspeople. Susi will be accompanied by noted businessman Rahmat Gobel, who is known for his positive relationship with Japanese businesspeople. “We will meet with Japanese businesspeople. Pak Gobel knows how to deal with people … Continue reading Minister Susi to visit Japan to offer investment opportunities

May 1, 2017, The Jakarta Post

Jokowi, Duterte officiate opening of new port in Philippines

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and his Philippine counterpart, President Rodrigo Duterte, officiated the opening of a new sea route connecting the port cities of Davao and General Santos in the Philippines and Bitung in North Sulawesi on Sunday in Davao. During the ceremony, roll-on/roll-off (Ro-Ro) vessels headed to Bitung Port departed from Kudos Port in Davao to … Continue reading Jokowi, Duterte officiate opening of new port in Philippines

May 3, 2017, Nusantara Maritime News

Indonesia-Philippines Sea Connectivity Lift up the Economic Potency

The sea connectivity between Indonesia and Philippines has implemented by the first voyage of RoRo vessel to Bitung Bitung-Davao/General Santos. It expected to raise, primarily for Indonesia, the maritime and economy potentials. Minister of Transportation, Budi Karya Sumadi said the sea connectivity would create new routes, and trade, it supports, also, the national priority that … Continue reading Indonesia-Philippines Sea Connectivity Lift up the Economic Potency

April 7, 2017, maritimenews.com

Terminal Petikemas Surabaya Siap Operasikan Container Crane Terbesar

Container Crane baru PT Terminal Petikemas Surabaya nomor 14 di dermaga internasional, kamis (04/04) telah resmi memberikan layanan bongkar muat penuh untuk kapal CSCL Santiago berbobot 26.404 GT dan panjang 206m, berbendera Hongkong dengan kapasitas 2.500 TEUs. Yon Irawan, President Director TPS, bersama jajaran direksi lainnya mengawasi langsung di dermaga internasional kegiatan bongkar muat dengan … Continue reading Terminal Petikemas Surabaya Siap Operasikan Container Crane Terbesar

April 9, 2017, maritimenews.com

Kapal CMA-CGM Titus disambut Menteri Perhubungan di Pelabuhan Tanjung Priok

Jakarta – Menteri Perhubungan Budi Karya Sumadi didampingi oleh Dirjen Perhubungan Laut, A Tonny Budiono serta Dirut PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II, Elvyn G. Masassya menghadiri seremonial sambut kedatangan kapal petikemas asal Perancis berkapasitas 8.469 TEUs yang sandar di dermaga Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT) Pelabuhan Tanjung Priok Jakarta Utara, Minggu (9/4). Kedatangan kapal petikemas raksasa … Continue reading Kapal CMA-CGM Titus disambut Menteri Perhubungan di Pelabuhan Tanjung Priok

April 26, 2017, maritimenews.com

Optimalisasi Poros Maritim Dunia, Dirjen Hubla Tingkatkan Pelayanan Tol Laut

Jakarta – Berbekal kemandirian Indonesia dengan sumber daya yang dimilikinya, maka ke depan Pemerintah optimis akan mampu mengembalikan kejayaan Indonesia sebagai bangsa maritim yang besar dan disegani bangsa lain di dunia. Sejak awal pemerintahan, Presiden RI Joko Widodo dengan program Nawa Cita telah menggagas penguatan jati diri Indonesia sebagi negara maritim. Presiden Joko Widodo juga … Continue reading Optimalisasi Poros Maritim Dunia, Dirjen Hubla Tingkatkan Pelayanan Tol Laut

April 6, 2017, Bisnis Indonesia

Swasta Diandalkan

Jakarta – Pemerintah mengajak kalangan swasta untuk mengelola pelabuhan di Indonesia sebagai upaya peningkatan kualitas dan pengembangan ekonomi kemaritiman. Menteri Koordinator Bidang Kemaritiman Luhut Binsar Panjaitan mengatakan pihaknya tengah berkomunikasi dengan beberapa investor swasta di beberapa negara untuk mengembangkan pelabuhan di Tanah Air. “Pekan depan kami akan ke Singapura mengajak investor sana untuk masuk ke … Continue reading Swasta Diandalkan

March 30, 2017, The Jakarta Post

Supporting Maritime Axis Development Through SMK Revitalization in Kudus Regency

The Indonesian archipelago consists of thousands of islands connected by various straits and seas. It is, as such, of vital importance to develop the nation’s maritime industry. To this end, President Joko Widodo has made it a priority to enhance the country’s maritime capabilities and build a maritime highway that will streamline sea transportation around … Continue reading Supporting Maritime Axis Development Through SMK Revitalization in Kudus Regency

March 30, 2017, The Jakarta Post

New Policy Package to Tackle Cargo Issues

The government is close to finalizing a 15th economic policy package, which will address logistical issues, particularly the costly and controversial regulated agent (RA) requirement. A draft of the package is expected to be presented this week. The Transportation Ministry’s director for aviation safety, Muhammad Nasir Usman, said the ministry was working on a revision … Continue reading New Policy Package to Tackle Cargo Issues

March 10, 2017, Bisnis Indonesia

KEMENHUB Tambah Kapal Patroli di Selat Sulawesi

Kementerian Perhubungan meresmikan penempatan satu unit Kapal Negara Patroli P.377 di Kotabaru Kalimantan Selatan guna mengatasi kecelakaan kapal di perairan Selat Sulawesi. Ferdy Trisanto Kurniawan Kasubdit Sarana dan Prasaranan Direktorat KPLP Dirjen Perhubungan Laut Kemenhub, mengatakan Kapal Negara Patroli P.377 bertugas menjaga penyelenggaraan keselamatan dan keamanan pelayaran sebagai prioritas utama karena menyangkut keselamatan jiwa manusia. … Continue reading KEMENHUB Tambah Kapal Patroli di Selat Sulawesi

March 5, 2017, The Jakarta Post

Indonesia to link maritime axis plan to IORA countries

Indonesia has expressed its wish to integrate its maritime axis program with shipping lines within the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) area, as part of efforts to boost economic cooperation between the association’s countries. “Indonesia wants to link its maritime axis program with IORA member countries,” President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said in a speech during … Continue reading Indonesia to link maritime axis plan to IORA countries

February 21, 2017, www.dephub.go.id

Menhub dan Sekjen IMO Sepakat Tingkatkan Kerjasama di Bidang Pelayaran

Menteri Perhubungan Budi Karya Sumadi dan Sekretaris Jenderal International Maritime Organization (IMO) Mr. Kitack Lim sepakat meningkatkan kerja sama di bidang pelayaran, khususnya terkait dengan keselamatan dan keamanan pelayaran serta perlindungan lingkungan laut. Demikian salah satu hasil pertemuan Menhub dan Sekjen IMO di kantor Kementerian Perhubungan (Kemenhub) pada Selasa (21/2). Selain itu Menhub Budi dan … Continue reading Menhub dan Sekjen IMO Sepakat Tingkatkan Kerjasama di Bidang Pelayaran

February 16, 2017, www.dephub.go.id

Menhub: Kuala Tanjung Internasional Hub Masuk Proyek Strategis Nasional

Menteri Perhubungan Budi Karya Sumadi mendukung sepenuhnya langkah Presiden Joko Widodo yang mengawal langsung pelaksanaan proyek dan program prioritas nasional di Propinsi Sumatera Utara. Kemenhub akan bekerja keras mempersiapkan infrastruktur transportasi untuk mewujudkan Sumut menjadi hub internasional. Dalam rapat terbatas hari ini, Kamis (16/2), Presiden mengevaluasi progras pelaksanaan program prioritas di Sumut. Dengan posisi strategis … Continue reading Menhub: Kuala Tanjung Internasional Hub Masuk Proyek Strategis Nasional

February 28, 2017, Bisnis Indonesia

Meraup Cuan dari Pemantauan Kapal

Posisi Indonesia yang terletak di persilangan lalu lintas pelayaran dunia menyimpan potensi pendapatan negara yang besar. Setiap hari, ribuan kapal hilir mudik di laut Indonesia. Tiap kali melintas, kapal tersebut wajib melapor ke otoritas laut dan wajib membayar sejumlah biaya. Mirip seperti dunia penerbangan, kapal yang ingin lewat melapor dan dipantau oleh stasiun pengawas yang … Continue reading Meraup Cuan dari Pemantauan Kapal

February 2, 2017,

Marintec Indonesia to be held alongside Oil & Gas Indonesia 2017

Following UBM’s acquisition of the Allworld portfolio of exhibitions, the next edition of Marintec Indonesia, which has been successfully held twice in Jakarta and is now the nation’s leading event for the shipbuilding and maritime industries, will be held alongside Indonesia’s comprehensive exhibition for petroleum exploration, production and refining services and products, Oil & Gas … Continue reading Marintec Indonesia to be held alongside Oil & Gas Indonesia 2017

November 16, 2016,

Oversupply Challenges the Shipyard Industry

The shipping industry, including in Indonesia, is now running with lower, even negative margin due to oversupply. The oversupply will affect the order to new ship-build. Such a challenge to shipyard industry! The shipping industry is still facing oversupply. The oversupply that has existed since the global crisis of 2008 is expected to continue. The … Continue reading Oversupply Challenges the Shipyard Industry

November 2, 2016, The World Bank

Indonesia: $400 Million Approved for Logistics Reform

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved the first Indonesia Logistics Reform Development Policy Loan to enhance logistics and strengthen connectivity. These are key to boosting growth and reducing poverty in this vast archipelagic nation. The $400 million financing will support the Government of Indonesia to address bottlenecks in the country’s supply chains, … Continue reading Indonesia: $400 Million Approved for Logistics Reform

October 17, 2016,

Minister Proposes Cut in Transshipment Costs

The Transportation Ministry is proposing a cut in transshipment costs in a bid to boost competitiveness and yield more volume into the country’s hub ports. “We are concerned that there are a lot of ports that conduct direct call. If the transshipment cost is lower, then there will be more goods going to Tanjung Priok … Continue reading Minister Proposes Cut in Transshipment Costs

October 17, 2016, PR Newswire

UBM’s Marintec Indonesia Expo to Support Indonesia’s Plan to Create Largest Integrated Seaport in Southeast Asia

Marintec Indonesia (November 23-25, 2016, Jakarta International Expo, Kemayoran), established in 2014 as one of the leading exhibitions in Asia within the maritime sector, is to bring solutions to support the Indonesian government’s long term plan to build what will be the largest integrated seaport in Southeast Asia by facilitating a recurrent high quality event inIndonesia. Discussions … Continue reading UBM’s Marintec Indonesia Expo to Support Indonesia’s Plan to Create Largest Integrated Seaport in Southeast Asia

September 19, 2016, Jakarta Post

Jakarta plans to build biggest port in Southeast Asia

Jakarta has teamed up with the Netherlands to build what an official says will be the largest integrated seaport in Southeast Asia. Both parties are now conducting a feasibility study to assess how much the port, which is part of the controversial Jakarta Bay reclamation project, will be beneficial for the country and particularly for … Continue reading Jakarta plans to build biggest port in Southeast Asia

September 1, 2016, Jakarta Globe

IMO Bullish on Indonesia’s Maritime Targets, Urges Regional Cooperation

Leipzig. The International Maritime Organization believes Indonesia is on the right track to become a key player in the international maritime industry during President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s tenure, its chief said on Wednesday (19/05). The IMO is a specialized United Nations agency responsible for measures to improve the safety and security of international shipping and to … Continue reading IMO Bullish on Indonesia’s Maritime Targets, Urges Regional Cooperation

July 25, 2016, maritimenews.id

Non-bank Financing Playing a Bigger Part in Shipping’s Growth

Private equity, whether it be from investors or out of the shipowner’s pocket, is playing a bigger part in the expansion of the world fleet concludes leading Greek shipping analyst Petrofin Research based on the findings of its latest survey of the top 40 banks lending to global shipping. The evidence is clear Ted Petropoulos, … Continue reading Non-bank Financing Playing a Bigger Part in Shipping’s Growth

July 12, 2016,

JSMEA Business Matching Forum in Jakarta

The maritime market of Indonesia is growing quickly, creating increasing demand marine equipment. Because the majority of marine equipment used in Indonesia is imported from abroad, this means there are exciting opportunities for international suppliers. On 27 July 2016, a delegation of 23 Japanese marine equipment companies, organized by the Japan Ship Machinery and Equipment … Continue reading JSMEA Business Matching Forum in Jakarta

July 12, 2016,

Forum Temu Bisnis Kemaritiman & Lepas Pantai Indonesia – Jepang

Asosiasi Permesinan dan Peralatan Perkapalan Jepang (JSMEA) akan membuka acara Forum Temu Bisnis pada tanggal 27 Juli 2016 (Rabu) di INTERCONTINENTAL JAKARTA MIDPLAZA, Jakarta, yang bertujuan untuk memberikan presentasi produk-produk terbaru dan teknologi terkini untuk kapal niaga ataupun kapal ikan dari para anggota asosiasi kami, serta membangun hubungan yang harmonis sebagai rekanan bisnis dengan pihak-pihak … Continue reading Forum Temu Bisnis Kemaritiman & Lepas Pantai Indonesia – Jepang

June 28, 2016,

IPERINDO Joins Marintec Indonesia in the Pursuit of Transforming Indonesia into a Maritime Power

Eddy Logam was appointed chairman of Indonesia’s Shipbuilding & Offshore Association (IPERINDO) five months before Joko “Jokowi” Widodo officially took the country’s highest office in October 2014. The coincidence proved to be extremely valuable as IPERINDO’s Chairman is fully in line with President Jokowi’s mission of building Indonesia into a maritime power. A quarter billion … Continue reading IPERINDO Joins Marintec Indonesia in the Pursuit of Transforming Indonesia into a Maritime Power

May 28, 2016, Indonesia Investments

Japan & Indonesia to Partner for Construction of Patimban Seaport

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe informed Indonesian President Joko Widodo that Japan is eager to be involved in the USD $3 billion Patimban deep seaport in Subang (West Java). This seaport is envisaged to become an International seaport with a 7.5 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) capacity. President Widodo is in Japan for a two-day … Continue reading Japan & Indonesia to Partner for Construction of Patimban Seaport

June 1, 2016, Jakarta Post

RI Shift to Maritime Defence

With the launch of a new defence strategy on Tuesday, expectations are high that the Defence Ministry will build a maritime defence system that supports the government’s vision of transforming the country into a global maritime power. Unlike a 2008 version that focused on territorial defence, the 2015 Defence White Paper released on Tuesday incorporates … Continue reading RI Shift to Maritime Defence

May 18, 2016, Indonesia Shipping Gazette

National Connectivity a Basis toward a World Maritime Axis Country

The administration of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has an ambition to develop the country into a world maritime axis. But, toward such an ambitious vision, building a national connectivity (sea toll) to cut economy disparity among the islands can be taken as starting point On April 24, the ruling party of PDIP conducted a national … Continue reading National Connectivity a Basis toward a World Maritime Axis Country

May 9, 2016, The Business Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited - copied from http://www.iesingapore.gov.sg/Media-Centre/News/2016/5/Transforming-Indonesia-into-a-maritime-power

Transforming Indonesia into a maritime power

EDDY Logam was elected chairman of Indonesia’s Shipbuilding & Offshore Association (Iperindo) five months before Joko “Jokowi” Widodo was officially sworn into the country’s highest office in October 2014. The timing could not be better as Pak Eddy – as he is commonly known – is fully aligned with President Jokowi’s vision of building Indonesia … Continue reading Transforming Indonesia into a maritime power

May 17, 2016, Jakarta Post

Indonesia asks South Korea for Helping hand on industrialization

Indonesia has invited South Korea to help accelerate industrialization in Southeast Asia’s largest economy. In a bilateral meeting with South Korean President Park Geun-hye during a working visit to Seoul on Monday, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo lauded ongoing South Korean investment despite an apparent decline in trade between the two countries. In 2015, the value … Continue reading Indonesia asks South Korea for Helping hand on industrialization

April 26, 2016, Nusantara Maritime News

MPA and NUS to Conduct Joint Research in Ocean Governance

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the Centre for International Law (CIL) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) will jointly set up a research programme to examine issues such as international regulation of shipping, access and use of oceans and protection of coastal marine environment. CIL received a three-year research grant … Continue reading MPA and NUS to Conduct Joint Research in Ocean Governance

April 23, 2016, Jakarta Post

Jokowi Invites the Netherlands to Invest in Maritime Projects

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has invited the Netherlands to invest in Indonesian Infrastructure projects, particularly those that support Jokowi’s maritime sector development program. During his meeting with Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte in Tha Hague on Friday local time, Jokowi expressed his appreciation for the Netherlands’ support of Indonesia’s maritime axis vision. “I invite Dutch … Continue reading Jokowi Invites the Netherlands to Invest in Maritime Projects

April 22, 2016, Bisnis Indonesia

MEGAPROYEK MAKASSAR NEW PORT DIKEBUT

Makassar – Pengerjaan fisik megaproyek Makassar New Port dijadwalkan segera memasuki tahapan berikutnya seiring dengan pembangunan infrastruktur dasar pada tahap awal telah berjalan sekitar 20%. Direktur Fasilitas dan Peralatan Pelindo 4 Susantono mengatakan pengerjaan fisik yang direncanakan berjalan secara simultan tersebut diharapkan bisa mempercepat penyelesaian megaproyek pelabuhan tahap I yang berkapasitas hingga 500.000 TEU’s. Proses … Continue reading MEGAPROYEK MAKASSAR NEW PORT DIKEBUT

April 22, 2016, Bisnis Indonesia

PROYEK NEW PRIOK PORT JALAN TERUS

Direktur Pelabuhan dan Pengerukan Ditjen Perhubungan Laut Kementrian Perhubungan (Kemenhub) Mauritz H.M. Sibarani mengatakan moratorium reklamasi hanya terkait dengan pulau yang dikuasai Pemprov DKI Jakarta. “Sebelum ada surat penghentian, [reklamasi new priok] masih bisa [diteruskan],” tegasnya di Jakarta, Selasa (19/4). Sebelumnya, Menko Maritim dan Sumber Daya Rizal Ramli memerintahkan untuk menghentikan sementara (moratorium) proyek reklamasi … Continue reading PROYEK NEW PRIOK PORT JALAN TERUS

April 19, 2016,

Indonesian President Visits IMO

Indonesia’s President Mr Joko Widodo today addressed IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee in London at the invitation of IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim. The visit was part of Mr Lim’s initiative to raise awareness of the Organization within the broader audience of global leadership. Delegates from 107 Member States and 53 NGOs heard Mr Widodo outline … Continue reading Indonesian President Visits IMO

April 17, 2016, www.bisnis.com

Sektor Maritim dan Pembangunan Pelabuhan Menjadi Investasi Yang Ditawarkan Indonesia Ke Uni Eropa

Dalam kunjungan kenegaraan Presiden Joko Widodo ke Uni Eropa pada 17-23 April, sejumlah sektor bakal ditawarkan untuk investasi di Tanah Air. Kepala Badan Koordinasi Penanaman Modal (BKPM) Franky Sibarani menjelaskan bahwa kunjungan kenegaraan lPresiden kali ini ebih menitikberatkan pada kerja sama ekonomi dan investasi di empat negara di Uni Eropa, yaitu Inggris, Belanda, Jerman dan … Continue reading Sektor Maritim dan Pembangunan Pelabuhan Menjadi Investasi Yang Ditawarkan Indonesia Ke Uni Eropa

March 24, 2016, Jakarta Post

BELGIUM, INDONESIA EYE CLOSER ECONOMIC TIES

Business and government representatives from Belgium and their Indonesian counterparts plan to ink dozens of memorandums of understanding (MoUs) in various sectors, including trade, tourism and clean energy, this week in an effort to improve economic cooperation between the two countries. Kicking off their week-long visit to Indonesia on Monday, a 300-strong Belgian delegation representing … Continue reading BELGIUM, INDONESIA EYE CLOSER ECONOMIC TIES

March 24, 2016, Jakarta Post

STATE BUDGET MAY BE USED IN MASSIVE PORT PROJECT

The government is set to use the state budget to fund a new deep sea port project in West Java to handle exports and imports for Indonesia’s manufacturing hub — a plan that has strayed from the initial proposal to have private investors fund the entire project. Indonesia is currently negotiating with Japan for a … Continue reading STATE BUDGET MAY BE USED IN MASSIVE PORT PROJECT

March 23, 2016, Jakarta Post

PERTAMINA SEEKS TO IMPORT 132,000 TONS OF LPG FROM IRAN

Indonesia hopes to import up to three cargoes, or about 132,000 metric tons, of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from Iran in the second half of the year. Pertamina Integrated Supply Chain’s (ISC) vice president for crude product trading Hasto Wibowo said that since the sanctions on Iran, one of the world’s biggest oil producers, had … Continue reading PERTAMINA SEEKS TO IMPORT 132,000 TONS OF LPG FROM IRAN

March 11, 2016, Jakarta Post

RI Seeks to Replace Singapore, Malaysia as Regional Logistics Hub

Indonesia is eyeing to take over the role of its neighboring countries as Southeast Asia’s main logistics hub as the country launched on Thursday its first-ever bonded logistics centers (PLB) that will ease the flow of basic materials in and out of the country. As many as 11 centers were simultaneously inaugurated by President Joko … Continue reading RI Seeks to Replace Singapore, Malaysia as Regional Logistics Hub

March 10, 2016, Jakarta Post

SOEs Team Up to Improve Maritime Connectivity

State-owned enterprises (SOEs) related to the logistics and maritime sectors have teamed up to faster improve the country’s connectivity, in line with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s maritime axis vision. State port operator PT Pelindo II signed on Tuesday a blanket agreement with fellow state port operator PT Pelindo I to develop ports in the western … Continue reading SOEs Team Up to Improve Maritime Connectivity

March 11, 2016, Jakarta Post

Pelindo I Upbeat on Kuala Tanjung Port

State port operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo) I is optimistic that the development of nationally strategic port at Kuala Tanjung, North Sumatra, remains on track even though progeress is slower than forecast. Pelindo I president director Bambang Eka Cahyana said construction of the first phase of the port had reached 41 percent since the groundbreaking … Continue reading Pelindo I Upbeat on Kuala Tanjung Port

March 7, 2016, Jakarta Post

Govt to Launch Maritime Economic Baseline

The government is drafting a maritimr economic baseline, a measure taken to determine how much the maritime sector contributes to the economy. The baseline, the first of its kind in the country, will be launched at the end of this year, according to the Office of the Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister. “We are crating a … Continue reading Govt to Launch Maritime Economic Baseline

March 8, 2016, Jakarta Post

CSIS Advocates a Unified Approach to Maritime Policy

Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo outlined his maritime doctrine during the East Asia Summit at Naypyitaw, Myanmar, on November 2014. He described his vision of Indonesia as that of a ‘global maritime fulcrum’ (poros maritime dunia) that must assert itself as a force between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. In this doctrine, the president views … Continue reading CSIS Advocates a Unified Approach to Maritime Policy

March 3, 2016, Jakarta Post

Govt aims to make Indonesia distribution hub in Southeast Asia

The Customs and Excise Directorate General is on its way to achieving its goal of making Indonesia a distribution hub in Southeast Asia. One of the most challenging but crucial steps is developing a modern, IT-based bonded logistics storage center to allow for the cheap and highly competitive distribution of goods. The move has been … Continue reading Govt aims to make Indonesia distribution hub in Southeast Asia

February 25, 2016, thejakartapost.com

RI, Belgium strengthen cooperation

JAKARTA: Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Rizal Ramli followed up Indonesia and Belgium’s commitment to strengthening maritime infrastructure cooperation on the sidelines of a high-level round table conference on global infrastructure investment strategy in Brussels on Tuesday. Ramli met Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Didier Reynders for talks on cooperation in the fields of maritime infrastructure, energy, … Continue reading RI, Belgium strengthen cooperation

February 16, 2016, Jakarta Post

Strong loan growth seen in maritime industries

Business operating in the maritime industries are expected to enjoy easier access to capital next year as authorities predict a near-doubling of bank loans in the sector, thanks to robust growth and a crackdown on illegal fishing. The Financial Services Authority (OJK) targets to increase next year’s committed loans to Rp 10 trillion (US$713.50 billion), … Continue reading Strong loan growth seen in maritime industries

January 16, 2016, Jakarta Post

Ministry agrees to build five navigation ships

The government is working to upgrade the country’s maritime navigation system by developing several navigation vessels as part of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s plan to strengthen the country’s maritime transportation. On Monday, the Transportation Ministry signed an agreement with shipbuilder PT Pelindo Marine on the construction of five navigation vessels worth Rp 618.25 billion (US … Continue reading Ministry agrees to build five navigation ships

February 2, 2016, thejakartapost.com

Indonesia, Hungary step up renewable energy cooperation

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo received Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban as well as dozens of business delegates at a reception party held at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta on Monday, during which Indonesia welcomed an investment plan from a Hungarian company to build a solar power plant in Central Tapanuli, North Sumatra. The two countries … Continue reading Indonesia, Hungary step up renewable energy cooperation

February 23, 2016, thejakartapost.com

Ministry agrees to build five navigation ships

The government is working to upgrade the country’s maritime navigation system by developing several navigation vessels as part of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s plan to strengthen the country’s maritime transportation. On Monday, the Transportation Ministry signed an agreement with shipbuilder PT Palindo Marine on the construction of five navigation vessels worth Rp 618.25 billion (US$46 … Continue reading Ministry agrees to build five navigation ships

February 1, 2016, thejakartapost.com

South Korean Firms Eye Shipyards, Electric Cars, Seek Business Partners

A number of South Korean companies are seeking Indonesian business partners for the potential development of shipyards and electric cars in the country in the near future, a government official has said. Among the companies are shipping firm Korwell Corp., ship builder Dongil Shipyard Co. Ltd., automotive component manufacturer Jinwoo Co. Ltd. and cable manufacturer … Continue reading South Korean Firms Eye Shipyards, Electric Cars, Seek Business Partners

January 25, 2016, pressreader.com

Floating Power Plant to Start Operations

JAKARTA: A floating power plant will start operations in Amurang, South Minahasa regency, in North Sulawesi in mid January 2016. The ship that carries the power plant, which has a capacity of 120 megawats (MW), was yet ti find a position where it would be steady, Karpower Indonesia representative Osman said in South Minahasa on … Continue reading Floating Power Plant to Start Operations

January 12, 2016, thejakartapost.com

Insight: Japan at Risk of Losing the Next Big Thing

Japan, Indonesia’s biggest creditor, may still be struggling to swallow the bitter pill it was handed last year, namely the iniquitous treatment it received that led to its loss against China in a contest to secure Indonesia’s first high-speed rail project. And now Japan faces the risk of another loss, this time in the race … Continue reading Insight: Japan at Risk of Losing the Next Big Thing

January 14, 2016, Nusantara Maritime News

ASDP Allocates IDR 500 Billion for Vessel Procurement

This year, PT ASDP Indonesia Ferry (Persero) conducts acceleration and construction of port infrastructures and improves the performances of revenue, service, and safety. The company allocates IDR 560 billion to procure 5 vessels. PT ASDP Indonesia Ferry (persero) CEO, Danang S. Baskoro, said the 5 vessels will have 2,000-gross tonnage (GT) capacity which will be … Continue reading ASDP Allocates IDR 500 Billion for Vessel Procurement

January 12, 2016, Nusantara Maritime News

BKPM Eyes 19 Countries to Meet Investment Target

Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) is ready to meet IDR 594.8 trillion investment target in 2016, it will eye 19 countries to meet it’s target. BKPM Head, Franky Sibarani, in Jakarta on Monday (1/11), said the 19 countries are Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Unioted Kingdom, Australia, United States, Middle East, Hong Kong, India, … Continue reading BKPM Eyes 19 Countries to Meet Investment Target

January 11, 2016, Nusantara Maritime News

Maritime Load Distribution Reaches IDR 4.41 Trillion

Financial Service Authority (OJK) stated maritime load distributed by national banks until the 3rd quarter of 2015 reaches a significant amount of IDR 4.41 trillion. The load distribution indicates the planned JARING (Jangkau, Sinergi, dan Guideline) Program has run well. OJK Commissioner Council Chairman, Muliaman D. Hadad, said Jaring Program runs according to the plan as there are 5 … Continue reading Maritime Load Distribution Reaches IDR 4.41 Trillion

November 16, 2015,

Indonesia Requires US$ 822 M to Build New Fleets

Indonesia is requiring more than US$822 million (Rp 11,8 trillion) to build 188 ships to support the implementation of “sea toll” program, according to Ministry of Transportation. The ministry expects the first delivery will be done at least by the end of 2017. “This is the biggest ship development that we have ever had and … Continue reading Indonesia Requires US$ 822 M to Build New Fleets

November 11, 2015,

Indonesia Building Fleet of Livestock Carriers

On 10 November 2015 Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo inaugurated the KM Camara Nusantara, the first of a fleet of livestock carriers that are being built at Indonesian shipyards. The ship was one of three livestock carriers built by PT Adiluhung Sarananegara Indonesia in a deal worth Rp108 billion. The vessels can carry around 500 cattle each. Previously, … Continue reading Indonesia Building Fleet of Livestock Carriers

February 28, 2015, Finance Asia

Indonesia Launches Massive Port Expansion

Indonesia, the world’s largest archipelago with more than 15.000 islands, is in the midst of a sea change. Southeast Asia’s largest economy has an unprecedented plan to upgrade its ports network, which is buckling under the weight of increased traffic, bureaucracy, and infrastructure issues. The scheme, which involves modernising existing ports and building a raft … Continue reading Indonesia Launches Massive Port Expansion

September 16, 2015, kompasiana.com

Strengthening The Potential of the Shipyard Industry as the Main Force Indonesia’s Maritime Sector

Indonesia is one country that has a great maritime potential. Indonesia consist of a group of islands with a coastline with long until 95,000 km. With existing geographical circumstances, Indonesia has a great potential for marine industry. Indonesia has sector of the economy that is not reliant on the mainland, but also in maritime field … Continue reading Strengthening The Potential of the Shipyard Industry as the Main Force Indonesia’s Maritime Sector

October 26, 2015, The Maritime Executive

New Deals to Boost Indonesia’s Economy

Indonesian President Joko Widodo met with U.S. Presiden Barack Obama on Monday and discussed the nations’ “tremendous possibilities for economic and development cooperation.” On the sidelines of the meeting, capital and infrastructure giant GE announced it will invest up to $1 billion in the power, oil and gas and healthcare sectors to support Indonesia’s planned economic … Continue reading New Deals to Boost Indonesia’s Economy

July 4, 2015, Bisnis Indonesia, Page 10, Section: Regional

Empat Pelabuhan Beroperasi 2018

BANDUNG – Menteri Koordinator Bidang Kemaritiman Indroyono Soesilo memperkirakan empat dari 24 pelabuhan yang tengah dalam proses pembangunan dan revitalisasi dapat beroperasi pada 2018. Dia menyatakan pemerintah merancanakan pembangunan dan revitalisasi 24 pelabuhan sebagai penopang tol laut, dimana lima dari 24 pelabuhan tersebut merupakan deep-see port atau pelabuhan peti kemas besar. Adapun, lima pelabuhan tersebut yaitu Tanjung Priok … Continue reading Empat Pelabuhan Beroperasi 2018

July 4, 2015, Bisnis Indonesia, Page 10, Section: Regional

MARINE INFRASTRUCTURE: Four Ports Commence Operations in 2018

BANDUNG – Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs, Indroyono Soesilo, has made an estimate that four out of 24 projects that are in the process of construction and revitalisation will become operational in 2018. He stated that the government has announced the construction and revitalisation of 24 ports in an effort to support the marine highway … Continue reading MARINE INFRASTRUCTURE: Four Ports Commence Operations in 2018

June 26, 2015, Media Indonesia, Page 1, Section: Front Page News

Perbaiki Birokrasi di Pelabuhan

Pelindo II telah menyiapkan sistem information and communication technology (ICT) untuk mempercepat pengurusan izin barang secara daring. Lambannya pengurusan izin barang keluar dari pelabuhan serta tidak adanya koordinasi antarinstansi pemerintah disebut sebagai biang leletnya bongkar muat hingga keluar barang dari pelabuhan (dwelling time) di Pelabuhan Tanjung Priok, Jakarta. Hal itu disampaikan Direktur Uttama PT. Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo) II … Continue reading Perbaiki Birokrasi di Pelabuhan

June 26, 2015, Media Indonesia, Page 1, Section: Front Page News

Improve Bureaucracy at the Port

Pelindo II has prepared a system of information and communication technology (ICT) to accelerate goods permit processing online. The slow process of getting permit for goods clearance from the port and the lack of coordination among government agencies have been dubbed to be the culprits of the sluggish process from loading/unloading goods until its exit … Continue reading Improve Bureaucracy at the Port

May 11, 2015, Investor Daily, Page 8, Section: Infrastructure & Transportation

RAKING IN RP 20.8 TRILLION IN GLOBAL BOND FUNDS: Pelindo II Injects Rp 8 Trillion to New Priok Port

SUKABUMI – PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo) II will allocate Rp 8 trillion of the proceeds from the issuance of global bonds worth US$ 1.6 billion, or equivalent to Rp 20.8 trillion, to complete the construction of the Port of New Priok. Such an amount of funds will be disbursed in stages starting this year. “The … Continue reading RAKING IN RP 20.8 TRILLION IN GLOBAL BOND FUNDS: Pelindo II Injects Rp 8 Trillion to New Priok Port

May 6, 2015, Bisnis Indonesia, Page 31, Section: Transportasi dan Logistik

MARINE HIGHWAY INFRASTRUCTURE: Bitung Development Starts This Year

MAKASSAR – PT Pelabuhan Indonesia IV is targeting the first phase development of the Port of Bitung, North Sulawesi, with an investment of Rp 506.5 billion, to start this year in order to accelerate its status upgrade into an international hub. Finance Director of PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo) IV, Budi Revianto, said that his company … Continue reading MARINE HIGHWAY INFRASTRUCTURE: Bitung Development Starts This Year

May 6, 2015, Investor Daily, Page 21, Section: Money and Banking News

Era Baru Kejayaan Maritim di Indonesia

Terminal Teluk Lamong dan APBS jadi yang pertama Sebagai negara kepulauan terbesar di dunia, Indonesia memiliki belasan ribu pulau yang tersebar di seluruh wilayah negeri yang membentang dari Sabang di ujung barat hingga ke Merauke di ujung timur. Wilayah yang terdiri dari pulau-pulau tersebut dipisahkan oleh lautan yang luasnya mencapau lebih dari separuh total luas … Continue reading Era Baru Kejayaan Maritim di Indonesia

May 6, 2015, Investor Daily, Page 21, Section: Money and Banking News

New Maritime Glory Era of Indonesia

Teluk Lamong Terminal and APBS Become the First As the world’s largest archipelagic country, Indonesia has tens of thousands of islands scattered across the country, which stretches from Sabang in the western tip to Merauke in the eastern end. The country’s area, which consists of islands, is separated by the seas that account for more … Continue reading New Maritime Glory Era of Indonesia

January 20, 2014,

Indonesian Shipbuilders Confirm Their Support for Marintec Indonesia

Marintec Indonesia Secretariat team met with Ir. Tjahjono Roesdianto, Chairman of the Indonesia Shipbuilding and Offshore Industries Association (IPERINDO), and Mr. Julius Tangketasik, Secretary General of IPERINDO, at their office in Jakarta on 20th January. Christopher Eve, Senior Vice President of UBM Asia Ltd, the organisers of Marintec Indonesia, updated Ir. Roesdianto on the progress … Continue reading Indonesian Shipbuilders Confirm Their Support for Marintec Indonesia