Luhut asks Indonesian ports to continue to compete in the global sphere


The Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs and Investment of the Republic of Indonesia (Menkomarves), Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, said that ports play an important role in Indonesia, which is a maritime country.

Currently, in 2022, Indonesia is the only Southeast Asian country to be in the top 20 countries with good port performance based on median container ship waiting time reaching 24.9 hours .

“Indonesia’s position is above several other developed countries such as Italy, France, Greece, Germany, the United States, Russia, Australia and Canada,” said Luhut at the Green Port Award event which aired virtually, Wednesday (28/12/2022).

Luhut also said the achievement was a result of digitization efforts that the government continues to encourage. Digitization in the port sector is considered to have been able to boost efficiency in order to increase state revenue and reduce opportunities for corruption as much as possible.

“The development of port connectivity and digitalization in Indonesia is on the right track. Let’s keep improving this, never let us slack off because I’m frankly very proud when it’s done,” he said.

The Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Investment of the Republic of Indonesia conducted an evaluation of the Green Port 2022 program in 10 Indonesian ports. The results and the awarding of the Green Port 2022 took place today on the 2nd floor of the building of the Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Jl Thamrin (28/12).

On this occasion, PT Krakatau Bandar Samudera (PT KBS) or often known as Krakatau International Port (KIP) received a rating value of 81.12% in the assessment of the Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Transport. investment and received the 2022 green award, so that KIP met the Green Port criteria in the management, digitalization, and technical aspect (port, K3, environment, and energy).

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