Officials from the Port of Los Angeles and Indonesia Port Corporation (IPC) PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II (Persero) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with goals to promote further cooperation and information sharing on issues of business and trade, digital supply chain efficiency, the environment and infrastructure development.

“Increased global competitiveness, supply chain innovation and the more widespread use of sustainable operations technology can only happen if ports join forces in earnest to share ideas and expertise,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka. “This agreement today is another example of the Port of Los Angeles’ commitment to further promote international cooperation and collaboration across the globe.” 

The MOU calls on the Port of Los Angeles and PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II (Persero) to collaborate on strategies related to port operations, commercial trade competitiveness, port and rail infrastructure development. The agreement also calls for sharing of best practices on pollution reduction, alternative energy initiatives, and port security and safety programs. Its digital supply chain efficiency cooperation will entail working on a pilot project to improve information flow and visibility using the Port Optimizer™, a first-of-its-kind digital portal co-developed by the Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation to track real-time maritime shipping data for cargo owners and supply chain stakeholders through secure, channeled access.

“PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II is excited to establish more formal ties with Port of Los Angeles to collaborate closely in the years ahead,” said Elvyn Gani Masassya, President Director of PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II (Persero). “From the environment to new technologies, business systems to infrastructure development, there is a great deal that we can learn from one another to improve operations and advance global trade, innovation and sustainability.”

The two ports recently collaborated to produce a video promoting the trade route from the Tanjung Priok Port Jakarta of the Indonesia Port Corporation (IPC) to the Port of Los Angeles.