The Indonesian government's continued efforts to boost infrastructure development sends good news to everyone expecting a faster flow of goods and services within and beyond the world's largest archipelago of Indonesia. Especially for the logistics industry players, infrastructure development and expansion nationwide will further boost the sector's growth by a healthier margin on the back of high domestic consumption finished goods and raw materials.
Everyone is supposedly well aware that infrastructure development, being a long-term investment project takes much time and cost, but the outputs will be immensely influential and significant, not only for the logistic industry but for the economy and industry in general. In particular for the member companies of the Indonesian Logistics Association (ALI), the government's focus on developing infrastructure offers both opportunities for more utilization of assets and challenges in service quality competitiveness to benefit the most of the improving connectivity through the maritime highway program, which includes the development of 24 commercial seaports across the country, as well as 1,481 non-commercial seaports. Indonesian logistics industry players have to boost higher qualification in handling key contributors to the logistics development including general cargo, perishable goods, couriers, pharma and electronics.
In efforts towards better service development for higher competitiveness in the ASEAN regional and global scenes, Indonesian logistics industry players should develop business networking and partnership, either with local and overseas businesses. In this regard, ALI has fostered partnership with PT Debindo-ITE - part of the ITE Group Plc and Deutsche Messe to co-organize three international trade-shows under one roof consisting of: "CeMAT Southeast Asia 2017", TransAsia Jakarta 2017" and Cold Chain Indonesia 2017", 2-4 March 2017 at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) BSD City.
The events are designed to be a new platform for supply-chain, logistics business players to maximize benefits from the growing regional market of southeast Asia as well as to promote and expose what Indonesia along with other ASEAN member countries have to offer to the world.
The Indonesian Logistics Association (ALI)
Zaldy Ilham Masita - President