While policy reform and investment in port infrastructure are key elements in enhancing the performance of the logistics sector in Indonesia, strengthening the capacity of stakeholders responsible for implementing reforms and making improvements is critical. France’s AFD is therefore working with port authorities across Indonesia through a partnership with Le Havre Port Authorities (GPMH), one of the most important ports in France and in Europe.
Implemented from 2017 to 2019, the initiative organised study tours to Le Havre and training sessions in Jakarta, Bogor and Surabaya. The activities reached a total of almost 120 officials from port authorities all over the archipelago, as well as trainers and lecturers from national training centres of the Ministry of Transport. Focused on exchanges of know-how and best practices in the field of ‘Eco-port’ approaches (which address factors such as energy efficiency in dockside activities, waste management and environmental performance), the programme has also introduced the ‘Smart Port’ concept (which concerns the use of digital systems and automation in port management) and promoted the importance of administrative efficiency and human resource management in port efficiency, as well as competitiveness in globalised supply chains.