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Indonesia to develop “world’s largest” largest port community system

[ September 27, 2012   //   ]

Logistics information provider Soget and and Microsoft are to implementing what is described as the largest port community system in the world for the Indonesia Port Corporation. The Inaportnet (Indonesia Port Net) system will initially be deployed in Jakarta, but it will be expanded to other other locations in in the largest archipelago in the world, with 17,508 islands and 111 commercial and 614 non-commercial ports.

Improving the quality of its national supply chain has been one of the priorities of the Indonesian Government since the Port Reform of 2008. It also wants to make the sector more transparent, with a clear separation of regulatory and port operating functions.

The country’s vice president of transportation, Bambang Susantonosaid: “ Enhancing connectivity will undoubtedly improve logistic performance and increase Indonesian economy competitiveness” while IPC chief executive officer RJ Lino, CEO added: “Connectivity established by Port Community System will speed up the integration of trade at both domestic and international levels and accelerate Indonesia’s economic development by improving its logistics performance and competitiveness.”

Soget has been working with Microsoft on developing of what it describes as the next generation of port community systems. Frank McCosker, Managing Director of Microsoft Global Strategic Accounts, explained: “With the increasingly complex demands of global trade, and mounting pressure on ports across the world to effectively manage both security concerns and facilitate trade, there has never been a more pressing need for an open, integrated and innovative solution for the e-maritime industry. Based on the most advanced Microsoft technology, SOGET’s Port Single Window makes multimodal transport greener, cheaper, more competitive and transparent by standardizing core functional processes, facilitating business networking, improving knowledge, and dealing with all stakeholders

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