Subsidiaries of state-owned port operator Pelindo II have signed memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with other state-owned enterprises(SOEs).
Pelindo II’s subsidiaries involved are PT Energi Pelabuhan Indonesia (EPI), PT Multi Terminal Indonesia (MTI), PT Indonesia Kendaraan Terminal (IKT), PT Pelabuhan Tanjung Priok (PTP), PT Pengembang Pelabuhan Indonesia (PPI), PT Electronic Data Interchange Indonesia (EDII) and PT Jasa Peralatan Pelabuhan Indonesia (JPPI).
While the seven SOEs are PT Pertamina Patra Niaga, PT Perikanan Nusantara, PT Perum Perikanan Indonesia, PT Hotel Indonesia Natour, PT Berdikari Logistik Indonesia, PT Kawasan Berikat Nusantara and PT Timah.
Pelindo II president director Elvyn G. Masassya said during the signing ceremony in Jakarta on Friday that the MoUs were expected to help better manage maritime business and strengthen the roles of SOEs.
“We hope this will lead to more concrete forms of cooperation among SOEs,” said Elvyn, adding that the MoUs include agreements pertaining to the improvement of logistics, port management and the installation of advanced IT features for the subsidiaries’ operational activities.
SOEs Minister Rini Soemarno, who attended the signing ceremony, expressed the hope that the agreements would end unhealthy competition among SOEs and lower their respective operational costs
“Now they are holding hands so that they can work more effectively.” (dea/bbn, The Jakarta Post)