IAPH Bali 2017

THE 30TH WORLD PORTS CONFERENCE Enabling Trade Energizing The World MAY 7 - 12 2017 AT NUSA DUA BALI

Conference Topic

Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world with more than seventeen thousand islands. Which flanked by two continents, Asia and the Australian Continent and two oceans namely the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean made the position of Indonesia very strategic to be passed by the intersection of international traffic either the sea or air. This condition makes the role of ports in Indonesia is very important as the gate of the country's economy, as well as the linkage of the international trade.

 The Indonesia government have a big vision for the country that is aimed to transform Indonesia into a Global Maritime Axis. The vision will be as a priority program for the infrastructure and economic development of Indonesia. Through numerous innovations and transformation in the maritime industry, is expected to accelerate freight flow, reduce logistic costs, promote new industries, and increase economic growth, so that its impact will be perceived not just locally but also regionally and globally.

Under the conference theme, Enabling Trade, Energizing The World, we envisage this event to be a platform for world ports and maritime industry actors to update and exchange their practices, insights, experiences, and perspectives in this sector today, including sneak peeks of the future of the industry.

During the course of this Conference, we will discuss a wide range of topics which may interest you including Greenfield Port Project and the Effect of Special Economic Zone on the Port Growths; Hinterland Connectivity & Multimodal Logistics; Evolution of Global Shipping Industry & Shipping Routes; Maritime Transport Network and Port Innovation; Collaboration Opportunities to Strengthen Cooperation and Sustainability among Ports; and Indonesia Maritime Transformation.

 

Session I :

New Port Projects and The Effect of Special Economic Zone on the Port Growths

Increase in world’s freight flow followed by technological innovation in maritime industry demand development and revamp of Indonesia’s hard infrastructure. World ports must be able to serve larger vessel, provide deeper channel, and also provide quicker and more efficient equipment. Many countries, including Indonesia, has invested massively in constructing New Port/Greenfield Port to anticipate increase in demand and technological evolution and also provide benefits to its host country.

Although development of new port has many opportunities and benefits, many challenges are also faced. Innovation in construction is a must as part of mature planning in order to achieve optimum results in the project. On the other hand, technological innovation in port operation goes hand in hand within port development planning due to pressure to provide fast and efficient port.

Growth of a port in general, is dependent upon surrounding industries. The more rapid industrial development in an area will increase served cargoes in a port and also have implication on the increased service quality within the port. Several countries around the world has a concept named Special Economic Zone (SEZ), which can be defined as an industrial zone which possess several incentives for its stakeholders.

The SEZs shall be connected with international ports to provide the benefits of economic of scale and also through the reduction of logistic costs. The synergy between SEZ and the ports shall deliver multiplier effect both for traffic generation in the ports and industrial development in the SEZ area.

 

Session II:

Hinterland Connectivity and Multimodal Logistics

Connectivity between a port and its hinterland is vital to ensure the success of said port. The hinterland connectivity usually consists of roads, inland waterway and railway. Each country possesses its own characteristics in developing its hinterland connectivity to suit their geographical conditions. Many countries has successfully developed multimodal logistics concept, in which roads, inland waterway, and railway are integrated in order to realize a more efficient supply chain.

How good hinterland connectivity may support port performance, and how many form of transportation mode could be integrated so that reduction in logistic costs, transportation time, and eventually may support reduction of air pollution may be achieved. This will be an interesting topic to be discussed among practitioners of port and logistics industry.

 

Session III

The Evolution of Global Shipping Industry and Shipping Routes

Global shipping industries have faced tremendous growth and advance in recent years. It is commonly known that shipping industry and shipping routes serve as one of the most important pillar in the world maritime industry, which aims to deliver efficient and effective logistics chain. In the same time, challenges and potentials were faced by its stakeholders.

Development of vessel size is very rapid, which then raises the question “How Big, How Efficient?” Furthermore, the wisdom for implementation of current shipping route is questioned on whether or not they could provide a more effective and efficient logistic chains.

This session shall deal with the issue from the point of view of shipping network or maritime connectivity and shipping industry development as well.

 

Session IV

Maritime Transport Network and Port Innovation

In line with recent global economic development / globalization, maritime and port industry also grows. This growth mainly comes in the form of compelling all port stakeholders to adopt numerous improvement and innovation in their line of work in order to increase their competitiveness.

From maritime network point of view, shipping and port key actors continuously try to improve in order to provide efficient shipping network and also cheaper logistic costs. From port operation point of view, numerous innovation has been conducted to increase productivity as to provide a quicker and more efficient port.

 

Session V

Collaboration Opportunities to Strengthen Cooperation and Sustainability among Ports

While trade has been so far the uncontested engine for growth, ports might experience in the future an additional platform for growth centered on the internet of Things. This development is speeding-up as a result of the rapid digitization of the port ecosystems. In light of this evolving environment, ports need to revise their role in the supply chain, commuting from merely container/tones hubs to digital and data hubs.

Modern ports through their port authorities, reflecting end users’ interests and expectations for door-to-door rather than the traditional port-to-port solutions, are increasingly being aware on the necessity of adopting a holistic view of the maritime supply chain. This means that the focus shall lie increasingly on market centric rather than port strategies.

To meet these holistic and global needs, the actors in the supply chain have to collaborate. In the time of change, especially the digital change, practice has proven to build a network of pioneers and drivers. Thus, versatile alliances have shown up in the last months. Digital technologies are an important enabler for those global networks and supply chain optimization.

 

Session VI

Indonesia Maritime Transformation

Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world with more than seventeen thousand islands. Which flanked by two continents, Asia and the Australian Continent and two oceans namely the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean made the position of Indonesia very strategic to be passed by the intersection of international traffic either the sea or air. This condition makes the role of ports in Indonesia is very important as the gate of the country's economy, as well as the linkage of the international trade.

The Indonesia government have a big vision for the country that is aimed to transform Indonesia into a Global Maritime Axis. The vision will be as a priority program for the infrastructure and economic development of Indonesia. Through numerous projects and innovations in the port and maritime industry, is expected to accelerate freight flow, reduce logistic costs, promote new industries, and increase economic growth, so that its impact will be perceived not just locally but also regionally and globally. Energizing The World!

This session specifically will address various port and maritime projects both ongoing and currently under planning stage in Indonesia. These port and maritime projects demand collaboration from all stakeholders, namely the Indonesian Government as regulator, and state-owned or private company as business stakeholders, with potential in investment.