Jakarta, February 19, 2020 - PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II (Persero) / IPC and the Constanta Port Operator (Port of Constanta) signed a sister port agreement in Constanta, Romania. The partnership is expected to strengthen global connectivity, as well as expand business and trade opportunities between Indonesia and Romania.
"Indonesia and Romania have several times discussed increasing economic and trade relations. I am sure the partnership set forth in this MoU will enlarge the opportunities for such cooperation," said IPC President Director, Elvyn G. Masassya at the signing of the MoU between IPC and Constanta Port Operators in Contanta City, Romania, Tuesday (2/18) local time.
The sister port cooperation and partnership agreement was signed by Elvyn G. Masassya and Costel Stanca as NC MPA SA Constanta's General Manager, who represented Constanta Port Operators. On that occasion, the Indonesian Ambassador to Romania, Amhar Azeth, was also present.
Elvyn stated that Romania along with several other Eastern European countries experienced extraordinary economic growth in recent years. Its growth averages more than 4% per year, and Indonesia also grows around 5% every year.
"That suggests an increase in demand. IPC sees an opportunity there," Elvyn explained.
According to him, this partnership opens opportunities for both parties to collaborate with a spirit of mutual benefit. This is in line with IPC's vision to become a trade facilitator.
The sister port partnership also involves business development and port operations, comparative studies, personnel development and training, and strengthening environmental issues.
"With this sister port partnership, the two parties are ready to exchange information, technology, and share knowledge and experience in good practices related to port operations," Elvyn ended.