Indonesian ports get IT upgrade

Jakarta: The Indonesia Port Corporation II has chosen the solutions provided by SOGET and Microsoft Corp to implement the largest port community system in the World. The system will initially be deployed in Jakarta, before further expansion to other Indonesian ports.
Improving the quality of its national supply chain has been one of the priorities of the Indonesian government since the Port Reform Act of 2008, with the objective of increasing competitiveness and facilitating the integration of Indonesian trade within a multimodal transportation system. Making the sector more transparent, with a clear separation of regulatory and operating functions established by port authorities, has also been a key element of the reform. The Indonesian government has encouraged investments by the private sector and local governments to achieve these aims.
Bambang Susantono, Vice Minister of Transportation, said: “The application of such a system will strengthen and accelerate Inaportnet (Indonesia Port Net System) implementation… Enhancing connectivity will undoubtedly improve logistic performance and increase Indonesian economy competitiveness.”
Since 2010, SOGET has worked with Microsoft on the development of the next generation of port community systems. Acting as a port single window, the solution developed ensures efficient port operations. Its benefits include improved transparency of information, enhanced communications, shortened port transit time for cargos, easier transactions, simplified control processes and decreased costs.  [28/09/12]

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