Toto Pranoto on Hot Economy, Berita Satu TV “The New Era of Indonesian Ports”
Nino Eka Putra ~ PR FEB UI
DEPOK – (5/10/2021) SOE Minister Erick Thohir claimed that the Indonesian Port Merger (Pelindo) would make the company the 8th largest container terminal operator in the world. Another hope is that the Pelindo merger can reduce logistics costs in the country.
So can the Pelindo Merger reduce logistics costs in Indonesia and what are the post-merger challenges that must be faced? This was discussed with the resource person, a BUMN Observer as well as a FEB UI Lecturer, Dr. Toto Pranoto and Chairman of the Indonesian Logistics and Forwarders Association (ALFI), Yukki Nugrahawan Hanafi, moderated by news presenter Poppy Zeidra in the Hot Economy show, Berita Satu TV, themed “The New Era of Indonesian Ports” on Tuesday (5/10/2021).
BUMN observer and FEB UI lecturer, Dr. Toto Pranoto said the decision taken by the Minister of SOEs for the Pelindo Merger was aimed at increasing competitiveness in terms of processing cost structure and efficiency, so that later, Pelindo’s competitiveness level in the international arena would increase.
“If Pelindo’s competitiveness level is increased, it can reduce logistics costs nationally and ports in Indonesia become a destination for global operators of large ships to stop by.” Toto said.
The post-merger integration should have better standard operating procedures (SOP) for port services. In addition, there is a need for communication between Pelindo and stakeholders so that operators of large ships globally can make Indonesia one of the bases for global commodity hubs.
On the one hand, with the Shipping Law and Government Regulation concerning Shipping Business Entities, which regulates the permission for the private sector to manage ports, Pelindo will no longer be a monopoly entity. “In the future, Pelindo also needs strong leaders who can provide inspiration, ideas, and have visionary leadership so that Pelindo can become competitive on a global scale” Toto said in closing the session.