Accelerating Distribution, Cikarang Dry Port Works on Smart Port

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Cikarang Dry Port, an inland port managed by PT Cikarang Inland Port has been developing the concept of smart port to accelerate and simplify the distribution of goods in order to support the smooth flows of the national logistics system.

The early stage of smart port development was started early May 2017, when Cikarang Dry Port implemented the auto gate system, e-DO, e-Biling and e-Payment in one roof connected to the port service system, Customs, Quarantine and banks. This effort is considered a first step towards a paperless system.

Benny Woenardi, Managing Director of PT Cikarang Inland Port, said that the Cikarang Dry Port will continue to develop the concept of smart port to improve its services to the customers.

“We continue to improve the services and provide more benefits for the customers. For us, that is the key to run the business sustainably,” he said in a written statement on Sunday (5/7).

According to him, in the first quarter of 2017, the development of smart port in Cikarang Dry Port began to take shape. This concept will further facilitate the customers in performing their activities in Cikarang Dry Port.

In the process of taking out the goods later, the unloading and data verification will be done through a network that connects various systems including the Customs Office and Indonesia National Single Window. The process will become easier and faster.

In addition, Cikarang Dry Port has implemented an electronic delivery order (e-DO) system with several shipping services in this inland port.

This system, Benny said, can directly identify when the importer has completed the administration with the shipping company without the need to submit the e-DO documents physically. Combined with the auto gate system, this will greatly simplify and speed up the process of unloading of the goods.

To support the concept of this smart port, he added, in the near future Cikarang Dry Port will also launch Android and iOS-based mobile application. This application will facilitate the customers to track their containers, check the bill, make order, as well as check the ship and train schedules.

“This will make it easier for the customers to manage their logistics activities by using their smart phones, whenever and wherever they want,” Benny said.

The development of the smart port concept is also to support the government’s efforts in streamlining the national logistics system and integrate the Indonesia National Single Window program. This is a continuation of the successful development of the concept of dry port that has overcome the problem of dwelling time to become only 1.63 days.