Increasing National Competitiveness, Government Pushes for Digitalization of Logistics

Jakarta – The government and business players keep making an effort to digitalize logistics, including by mapping the digital logistics ecosystem in developing smart logistics.

Economic Affairs Coordinating Ministry National Logistics Institutional Division Head Farah Heliantina said that the key to the realization of logistics ecosystem is a change in digital mindset. "Currently, we are mapping and discussing with various related parties," she said. (, March 10, 2019).

Farah said that through economic policy packages XIV and XV, the government pushes for logistics digitalization, including through standardization in logistics sector. This is in line with Presidential Regulation (Perpres) No. 26/2012 on Blueprint of National Logistics System that formulates the realization of logistics system that is integrated locally and connected globally to increase national competitiveness and improve people’s welfare.

Therefore, various stakeholders need to have faith and leave sectoral interest so that the platforms that are built by various institutions can be integrated and connected. “In the end, efficiency will be actualized in logistics sector," Farah said.

So far, various institutions have created digital platforms for logistics needs. Indonesian Forwarders Association (ALFI) has smartport or mycargo, while Indonesian National Shipowner's Assosiation (INSA) plans to create Indoshipnet, and Asperindo has ALIS platform for its members.

On the government’s side, the Economic Affairs Coordinating Ministry established Indonesia National Single Window (INSW) which is the main platform of export and import processes.

The Transportation Ministry established Inaportnet, a digital service for port needs. The Trade Ministry established Tradenet to make the process easier for the documents of exports and imports. The Finance Ministry’s Customs and Excise Directorate General (DJBC) has established digital manifest platform that allows faster processing of cargo manifest.

Recently, the Transportation Ministry’s Sea Transportation Directorate General (Ditjen Hubla) and the DJBC projected that the integration of logistics digitalization will start this year. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on data exchange between Ditjen Hubla’s Inaportnet and DJBC’s Manifest was signed in early March.

Ditjen Hubla Sea Traffic and Transportation Directorate Information System and Sea Transportation Facilities and Infrastructures Sub-Directorate Head Sukirno Dwi Susilo said that the integration system is being built and trialed. “This month, data exchange is already running," he said in a discussion themed Opportunities and Challenges in Logistics Digitalization on Tuesday (March 5, 2019).

According to Sukirno, Inaportnet will synergize with the system of other ministries/institutions in the next stage. For example, the Trade Ministry’s Tradenet, the Agriculture Ministry’s and the Marine Affairs and Fisheries Ministry’s quarantine agencies, and the Law and Human Rights Ministry’s Immigration Directorate General.

In the future, integration even has to be done with digital hinterland system, not only in ports. "We keep making an effort to integrate all IT-based systems owned by each sector into one application to accelerate service," Sukirno said.

Inaportnet is an electronic portal that facilitates the exchange of data dan information regarding port service between various parties, which are related government bodies, port enterprises, and logistics industry players like shipping lines and freight forwarders.

Digital technology is also much adopted by PT Serasi Autoraya (SERA) that keeps encouraging all its business lines, including SELOG in logistics sector, to maximize digitalization.

SELOG offers end-to-end logistics services, including courier services. Generally, the express courier services are divided into standard service and solution service.

Standard service includes same-day service, next-day service,danregular service. Meanwhile, with solution service, you do not need to worry if you need special service like VPD (valuable, perishable, dangerous goods) to send documents or oversized packages that cannot be sent using the usual cargo service.

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