Ministry Targets 149 Ports in Indonesia to Have Green Certification by 2024

Diana Mariska
Patimban Port in Subang, West Java. (Photo: Antara)
Patimban Port in Subang, West Java. (Photo: Antara) - The Coordinating Ministry for Maritime and Investment Affairs is targeting 149 ports across Indonesia to be green certified by 2024, including those managed by private operating companies.

According to Coordinating Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, his office looks to make 149 ports “green and smart ports”, and those include 112 ports managed by state-owned Pelindo and 37 ports under the Ministry of Transportation and private entities.

“We must [realize this], and I’m expecting everything to be completed in two years,” he said on Wednesday, December 28, as reported by Antara.

As of now, the state official confirmed 14 ports are already green certified.

“Currently, there are 14 ports [with the certification] … and we just have to replicate [the system] to other locations,” he added.

The green and smart ports are claimed to adopt digital system in their operations, and Minister Luhut said such technology is expected to reduce corruption.

“I truly appreciate the establishment of 14 ports that have been digitally integrated, which will minimize corruption practices at ports because the opportunity to do so will be blocked by the system. And next year, we target to finish 149 more ports, and we have to work hard for it,” Luhut explained.

He added that three years ago, the government set a target to implement a national logistics ecosystem to 10 Indonesian ports which would align the flow of goods with flow of documents. Among other things, this logistics system is set to perform data exchange, process simplification, and the elimination of repetition and duplication.

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