Jakarta, March 11, 2020 - PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II (Persero) / IPC and the operator of Port of Rotterdam, Netherlands signed an agreement on cooperation in the development of maritime logistics and infrastructure. Over the next 3 years, both parties will develope port development and management program, port digitalization, and an improvement 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 MoU signing at the Indonesian Maritime Museum, Tanjung Priok, Jakarta, Wednesday (3/11).
In the signing, the Port of Rotterdam was represented by Rene Van Der Plaas as Director of International Port of Rotterdam. Also present was the delegation from the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Before the signing took place, the Indonesian Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi and the Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, Cora Van Nieuwenhuizen signed bilateral cooperation in order to enhance cooperation between the two countries.
Arif said IPC will continue to develop cooperation with major ports of the world in order to expand networks in the global arena. "This collaboration will certainly facilitate 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 signed collaboration 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.