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IPC to digitize all ports next year as Tanjung Priok dwell time drops

  • Riza Roidila Mufti
    Riza Roidila Mufti

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Fri, November 22, 2019   /  04:19 pm
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Cranes operate at the Koja cargo terminal in Tanjung Priok Port in North Jakarta on Feb. 19.(JP/Damar Harsanto)

State-owned Indonesia Port Corporation (IPC) aims to go digital at all ports it operates next year, after significantly cutting dwell times at Indonesia’s largest and most crowded port, Tanjung Priok in North Jakarta, through digitization. At Tanjung Priok, the dwell time – the amount of time goods stay in a port and an indicator of logistics efficiency – has fallen to under three days, from six to seven days in the past, said IPC president director Elvyn G. Masassya. IPC, which manages 12 seaports across Indonesia, is preparing to implement full digitalization at all ports by 2020, he added. Today, most digitalization efforts are implemented at Tanjung Priok. “Many services at the [Tanjung Priok] port are now digitalized,” said Elvyn, citing as examples the terminal operating system to manage loading and unloading activities, as well as the auto ta...