Hundreds of maritime and logistic leaders from around the world gathered in Bali earlier this month for the 30th World Ports Conference at the Nusa Dua Convention Centre.
Around a thousand attendees joined the event from May 7 to 12 to shape the future of global maritime logistics.
The conference was sponsored by the International Association of Ports and Harbors and PT Pelabuhan Indonesia I-IV, a member of the association.
The conference also successfully facilitated newborn cooperations among association members.
State-owned PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II (Pelindo II) recently signed an MoU with Ningbo Zhousan, which manages China’s largest port, the Port of Ningbo. Pelindo II President Director Elvyn G. Masassya said the Chinese firm has been interested in investing in Tanjung Priok’s Kalibaru Terminal. The two parties are yet to discuss the move further.
“We still have not discussed the further steps. It might be a joint venture because for investment, it can be on infrastructure or suprastructure. We are still analyzing their best interest and have not talked that far in details,” said Masassya, as quoted by Okezone.
Masassaya added Port of Ningbo is a beneficial partner to seek a technology transfer.
“They have advanced operational knowledge and experiences, as well as modern technology,” Masassya said.
Meanwhile, Ningbo Vice General Manager Chen Guopon said the company will build a trade cooperation with four entrepreneurs to invest US$5.9 billion in Kalibaru.
“The cooperation will involve five companies, four from China and one from France, while Ningbo will be the biggest investor in the cooperation,” Guopon said.
Pelindo II also signed an MoU with Port of Baku during the conference.
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