Shipping activity in Indonesian waters contributes 19% of Indonesia’s annual greenhouse gas emissions. Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelagic country, and has 2,459 ports, all of which the government committed to turn these ports to comply with the new “green port” standard as part of the national initiatives to reduce the country’s greenhouse emissions and achieve net zero carbon by 2060. The green port national initiative will focus on encouraging greater use of clean energy and strengthening environmental protection <Basilio Dias Araujo, the deputy for maritime and energy sovereignty at Indonesia’s coordinating ministry of maritime affairs and investment>.
The definition of sustainable green port is still varied among countries, but one thing for sure that full green electricity powered operations in ports would be one of the main factors to significantly reduce the ports emissions. Indonesia occupies a key maritime position straddling the Indian and Pacific oceans, and is home to the Malacca, Sunda and Lombok straits, which together are plied by more than 200,000 cargo ships every year.
As the ships dock to the ports and use tons of fuels daily, they emit a vast amount of green house emissions to the air, and this can be avoided with Shore Power Supply. The use of Renewable Energy in the port electricity supply will reduce the port carbon footprint. Furthermore, Digital Transformation will maximize efficiency in its operation. These are only few of many initiatives to be implemented by the port operators to comply with the Green Port standards and contribute a cleaner future globally.
One of the initiatives for example is Shore Power Supply. Many ports around the globe are already considering and even investing into Shore Power Supply. On the regulatory side, the European Union, for example, has passed legislation that will make it a legal requirement for ports to have shore-power available by 2025. State of California approves updated “At-Berth” regulation, expanding efforts to cut pollution from ships in California ports, one of initiatives is the mandatory implementation of Shore Power Supply in their ports.
How soon can Indonesia transform its maritime sector to comply with the international green port standard? What are the challenges and opportunities for the other developed countries?
DATE : 7 July 2022
TIME : 15:00 – 17:00, Jakarta’s Time
MEDIA : Zoom
- Mayjen Pol (Purn.) H. SIDARTO DANUSUBROTO, S.H. – Presidential Advisory Council
- (HC). Ir. BUDI KARYA SUMADI – Ministry of Transportation*
Moderator: MOSHE RIZAL, Executive Director ASPERMIGAS, Director RADIAN TEKNOLOGI GLOBAL
- Capt. MUGEN S. SARTOTO, M.Sc., Director of Traffic and Marine Transport – Ministry Of Transportation
- ARIF SUHARTONO, President Director – Pelindo*
- ANDRE TOET, Senior Advisor Port of Rotterdam International – PORT ROTTERDAM INTERNATIONAL*
- AKBAR DJOHAN, Chief Executive Officer – KRAKATAU INTERNATIONAL PORT*
- JUSSI PEKKA SAMPOLA, Head Of Marine & Offshore and Ports Asia Pacific – Danfoss
* to be confirmed