The year of 2011 has been declared as the year of change. We have exerted our hard efforts to prepare ourselves to enter into a new era of port industry in which we are no longer merely as a supporting tool of sea transportation, but as an entity playing an important role in the national logistic chain system. We need to work more agile, more effective and more efficient in serving the needs of the port service users. Our determination is to provide optimum contribution to create a fair logistic fee structure which in turn will suppress the prices of goods in national market to support Indonesia’s economic growth.
The spirit in energizing trade, energizing Indonesia
The improving services and facilities of infrastructure and supra-structure at port of Tanjung Priok have been driven in line with Tanjung Priok’s vision to become a modern port capable of competing at global level. The synergy of all stakeholders at the port to improve the level of service and productivity has resulted in the trust given by international shipping operators to utilize the facilities of Tanjung Priok port. At this point in time, port of Tanjung Priok is now ready andhas been capable of receiving the visits of large scale cross-continent container vessels with the capacity above 4,000 TEUs.
The Company continues maximizing its port service capacity by adding modern technology stevedoring equipment. Not less than Rp800 billion had been invested in 2011 for the procurement ofport equipment deemed as capable of accelerating the stevedoring time, enhancing productivity and improving the services rendered in the port.
Entering 2010, the biggest challenge faced by the Company was the increased demand for services at seaports managed by the Company, particularly at the Port of Tanjung Priok, which is the national economy’s gateway, which experienced a surge in container traffic as mentioned earlier.
The Management responded to these challenges of 2010 with sustainable productivity improvements at all seaports through a series of improvement programs in tangible facilities (hardware), work process and procedures (software), and Human Resources competences (brainware).
In 2010, the Company undertook physical development programs for seaport facility restructurings and stevedoring equipment procurements in order to improve efficiency in vessel and goods service. This enhanced service efficiency will in turn encourage a more rational and more efficient national logistics system that ensures business certainty for seaport service users.
Work programs related to the improvement of work processes and procedures include: capability improvement of non-stop services at all seaports available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week; accelerated goods turnover at the seaports with shortened cargodoring time particularly at the port of Tanjung Priok through the application of progressive cargodoring fees; empty container stacking arrangement in lines I and soon in line II at the port of Tanjung Priok for best optimization of available area used for container stacking, and through partnership restructuring with existing stevedoring partner companies and other area users at seaport zones. All efforts were essentially aimed at encouraging both increased capacity and service quality, which in turn will increase business activity volumes and improve seaport operational performances.
One of the most important aspects in work process and procedure improvement will be the development and implementation of Oracle-based Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to replace the existing COBOL-based system. The use of this more sophisticated system is expected to support the process of centralization of financial and non-financial reporting, improve data accuracy, and better reporting timeliness. In addition, the system is deemed flexible for further developments supportive of a variety of port service transactions and internal reporting that will eventually facilitate more effective planning and controlling of management functions.
In the meantime, Human Resources and organizational developments will continuously be carried out through local and overseas education and training programs, application of competency-based and performance-based career development, and by inspiring a work culture that emphasizes the interests of seaport service users and society. The Company conducts transparent recruitment, compliant with competency requirements, and continues to develop a talent pool employee database. In the end, these efforts are expected to support the Company in realizing its aim to be a high-achieving organization.