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Jakarta Post

Lack of standardization hampers logistics business: Experts

  • Riza Roidila Mufti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, November 1, 2019   /  10:25 am
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The loading and unloading facilities at the Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT), Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta. (Antara/Dhemas Reviyanto)

Despite the government’s massive infrastructure development intended to boost connectivity, Indonesia still has a long list of major challenges to be addressed in the logistics sector. In fact, achieving logistics efficiency is not enough with only infrastructure development. The deputy assistant for national logistics development of the Coordinating Economic Ministry, Erwin Raza, said a lack of standardization was a key factor that hampered the logistics sector, in addition to a lack of government efforts to improve connectivity from industrial areas to seaports, airports and other industrial zones. Erwin said Indonesia lacked unification and standardization in logistics such as that related to permits, courier services and documentation. “For example, there are many logistics permits that are under different ministries. Permits for warehouses are under the Trade...