The Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment (Kemenkomarves) presented ten ports with Green Port certification at the Green Port Awards 2022 themed “Indonesia Towards Sustainable World Class Ports”, held in a hybrid format.
This award is given to ports that have carried out the assessment process by IDSurvey, in this case, PT Bureau of Classification of Indonesia (Persero) and PT Sucofindo.
Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, appreciated the efforts of all parties in realizing the Green Port in 2022.
“Ports play an important role in Indonesia, which is a maritime country. Currently, we have completed the assessment process for ten ports. In the future, we will encourage 149 ports to meet Green Port and Smart Port standards, so that Indonesian ports can compete on the international stage,” Luhut said
Currently, in 2022, Indonesia is the only country in Southeast Asia that is included in the top 20 countries with good port performance based on the median time spent in port by container ships, which reached 24.9 hours. Indonesia’s position is above that of other developed countries such as Italy, France, Greece, Germany, the United States, Russia, Australia, and Canada.
Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi also said that ports must operate to improve the national economy while still paying attention to their sustainability in mitigating environmental changes.
“We have to use a system that can create a greener environment because the more developed the country, the more import-export activities will increase, which will result in high activity at ports. This activity should not pollute the environment,” Budi said.
Meanwhile Deputy for coordination of environment and forestry management Nani Hendiarti said the Green Port assessment had been carried out digitally.
“Currently monitoring the 2022 Green Port Assessment, we have used an online dashboard, which is used for a faster and more accountable Green Port self-assessment process. Furthermore, a hybrid verification process is carried out by a team of assessors through port assessments,” Nani explained.
President Director of IDSurvey Arisudono explained that the Green Port Assessment was carried out in compliance with international standard regulations such as PIANC, GPAS, and Indonesian local wisdom, namely regulations related to port, environment, and energy, and supported by certified personnel.
“We are very committed to advancing ports in Indonesia and are very concerned about sustainability issues. IDSurvey has three main focuses, one of which is the green economy,” Arisudono said.
President Director of PT SUCOFINDO Mas Wigrantoro Roes Setiyadi said the Green Port Assessment is carried out by taking into account three aspects, namely management aspects, technical aspects, and digitalization aspects.
“Technical aspects include port area governance, occupational health and safety (K3), environment, energy, climate change, and biodiversity. The SUCOFINDO Green Port Guide was registered with the Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights on August 14, 2018, with registration number No. 000114247,” Mas Wigrantoro said.
The event was also attended by the Director General of Pollution Control and Environmental Damage Sigit Reliantoro, Advisor to the Minister for Defense and Maritime Security Prof. Marsetio, Expert Staff for Connectivity Management Sahat Manaor Panggabean, Assistant Deputy for Climate Change and Disaster Management Kus Prisetiahadi, Assistant Deputy for Manufacturing Industry Liliek Mayasari, and Port Representatives throughout Indonesia.