IPC and Rotterdam Port Operator, the Netherlands (Port of Rotterdam) signed a cooperation agreement in the field of maritime logistics and infrastructure development. Over the next 3 years, both parties have developed a port development and management program, port digitalization, and an increase in human resource capacity.
"One of the focuses of this cooperation is the development of the Kijing International Port in Mempawah, West Kalimantan. The Port of Rotterdam will share knowledge and experience to develop the Kijing Terminal as one of 7 hub ports in Indonesia, "said IPC President Director, Arif Suhartono, after the signing of the MoU, at IPC, Tanjung Priok, Jakarta, Wednesday (11/3).
In the signing, the Port of Rotterdam was represented by Rene Van Der Plaas as Director of Port Rotterdam International. Also present was the delegation of the delegation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, led by the Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Netherlands, Cora Van Nieuwenhuizen. Before the signing took place, Cora held a bilateral meeting with the Indonesian Minister of Transportation, Budi Karya Sumadi, and signed a collaboration to increase cooperation between the two countries.
According to Arif, IPC will continue to develop cooperation with major ports of the world, to expand networks in the global arena. "With this collaboration there will certainly be a transfer of knowledge and technology that will increase the capacity of human resources," he said.
On different occasions, PT Pengerukan Indonesia (Rukindo) as a subsidiary of IPC also cooperated with PT Van Oord Indonesia to explore opportunities for cooperation in various dredging and reclamation projects in Indonesia. The MoU was signed by the President Director of PT Rukindo, Wahyu Hardiyanto and Director of PT Van Oord Indonesia, Mark Alexander Van Der Hoeven.
"We agreed to explore opportunities for cooperation in implementing several reclamation projects and dredging several ports in Indonesia. With their competence, experience and equipment and methods, we are optimistic that the work on the dredging or reclamation project can be more effective and efficient in terms of cost and work time, "Wahyu explained.