Officials from the Port of Los Angeles and Indonesia Port Corporation (IPC) PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II (Persero) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with goals to promote further cooperation and information sharing on issues of business and trade, digital supply chain efficiency, the environment and infrastructure development.
“Increased global competitiveness, supply chain innovation and the more widespread use of sustainable operations technology can only happen if ports join forces in earnest to share ideas and expertise,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka. “This agreement today is another example of the Port of Los Angeles’ commitment to further promote international cooperation and collaboration across the globe.”
The MOU calls on the Port of Los Angeles and PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II (Persero) to collaborate on strategies related to port operations, commercial trade competitiveness, port and rail infrastructure development. The agreement also calls for sharing of best practices on pollution reduction, alternative energy initiatives, and port security and safety programs. Its digital supply chain efficiency cooperation will entail working on a pilot project to improve information flow and visibility using the Port Optimizer™, a first-of-its-kind digital portal co-developed by the Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation to track real-time maritime shipping data for cargo owners and supply chain stakeholders through secure, channeled access.
“PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II is excited to establish more formal ties with Port of Los Angeles to collaborate closely in the years ahead,” said Elvyn Gani Masassya, President Director of PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II (Persero). “From the environment to new technologies, business systems to infrastructure development, there is a great deal that we can learn from one another to improve operations and advance global trade, innovation and sustainability.”
Also attending the signing ceremony were Saud P. Krisnawan, Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia, and Los Angeles Harbor Commissioner Lucia Moreno-Linares.
The two ports recently collaborated to produce a video promoting the trade route from the Tanjung Priok Port Jakarta of the Indonesia Port Corporation (IPC) to the Port of Los Angeles.
Indonesia is the largest economy in Southeast Asia and the 16th largest economy in the world. Founded in 1992, PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II serves the marine transportation industry throughout Indonesia. The port’s sea transportation services include shipping, cargo, container, mooring, loading and unloading, storage, rental and utility services.
The Port of Los Angeles is America’s premier port and has a strong commitment to developing innovative, strategic and sustainable operations that benefit Southern California’s economy and quality of life. North America’s leading seaport by container volume and cargo value, the Port of Los Angeles facilitated $297 billion in trade during 2018. San Pedro Bay port complex operations and commerce facilitate one in nine jobs in the five-county Southern California region.
Sea News, December 13