The Indonesia Association of Professors and Doctor of Laws (APDHI) proposed the government to oversee private companies in terms of tighter logistics handling to reduce the high cost of port logistics. APDHIâ€™s head of the maritime division, Mr. Ahmad Ridwan, said the government has made a lot efforts to reduce logistics costs, but has not been able to signficantly reduce them.
Mr. Achmad Ridwan said the government should be able to reduce logistics costs to 19% of Gross Domestic Product. Furthermore, he said, so far the private sector has not been touched by supervision. He pointed out, the auction of transportation by the private sector, was never done openly so that the determination of freight costs carried out unilaterally and which ultimately bear the burden is the consumer or the community.
He expects, this proposal is considered by the executive to be discussed more deeply. "It should be discussed in depth, this is only a proposal, because everything that the government does is not able to reduce logistics costs significantly," he explained.
The government itself has cut down port bureaucracies in order to suppress dwelling time figures in the Port from the side of goods inspection by involving various elements such as customs, as well as centers in agricultural agencies, fisheries and other elements in the port sector.