Los Angeles, December 13, 2019 - PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II (Persero) / IPC continues to expand partnerships with world ports as a step toward preparing to become a World Class Port. This time, IPC builds a strategic partnership with the Port of Los Angeles, the United States to improve competitiveness in the global market, create digital supply chain efficiency, and collaborate with environmental and security programs within the port scope.
This strategic partnership is contained in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by President Director of IPC, Elvyn G. Masassya and Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles, Eugene D. Seroka, in Los Angeles, United States, Wednesday (12/12).
"The United States has long been trade partner for Indonesia. During 2018, the value of trade between the two countries reached 28 billion US dollars, and around 11 percent of Indonesia's export destinations were the United States. Thus, cooperation between the two ports is important and strategic,” said Elvyn G. Masassya.
Elvyn explained, the signing of this MoU was a continuation of the collaboration that had been built before. Last year, IPC and the Port of Los Angeles pioneered direct shipping from Jakarta - Los Angeles. Both ports promote and market the new CMA CGM Columbus-JAX route from the Port of Tanjung Priok, Jakarta, to the Port of Los Angeles.
“IPC and the Port of Los Angeles agree to expand cooperation in the field of port operations, the development of port infrastructure, the development of information technology, as well as sharing knowledge and experience in developing the concept of environmentally friendly ports. We agree that the port must further strengthen the safety, security and environmentally friendly aspects,” Elvyn explained.
In addition, this collaboration also aims to build global supply chain efficiency, one of which is through the initiation of Port Optimizer implementation, which starts with a joint training of IPC and Port of Los Angeles for 6 to 12 weeks. Port Optimizer is a pilot project conducted by the Port of Los Angeles in collaboration with GE Transportation. This system will help port stakeholders to improve port and supply chain performance by using and processing data at the port.
On the sidelines of the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), President Director of IPC also held a business meeting with associations and cargo owners in Los Angeles to promote direct call Jakarta - Los Angeles as an effort to increase loading and unloading (throughput) at the port of Tanjung Priok.