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Indonesia-Denmark to Strengthen Cooperation in Building the Green Shipping Concept

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PRESS RELEASE
No. SP-736/HUM/ROKOM/SET.MARVES/XI/2021

Marves – Jakarta, the Government of Indonesia (GOI) in cooperation with the Kingdom of Denmark held an Eco-Friendly Shipping Conference on Tuesday (11/23/2021) in Jakarta to facilitate shipping and maritime activities based on the green concept management.

The green shipping conference is an implementation of Indonesia’s commitment for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow last month. “We already have a long-term goal and commitment to economic activity, especially in terms of maritime, to use a green or sustainable concept. This commitment has been well received by Denmark and we hope that Denmark will be able to help promoting low carbon technologies, facilitate public-private partnerships, information exchange, technology transfer, maritime human resource capacity building, technical cooperation, as well as various programs to improve energy efficiency on board ships” said the Deputy for Maritime Sovereignty Coordination Basilio Dias Araujo in the hybrid conference.

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The GOI issues various regulations and implement policies in order to support
to maritime activites.

Indonesia has a Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) in July 2021 through Low Carbon Compatible with the Paris Agreement (LCCP).  Indonesia has also started producing Low Sulfur Marine Fuel Oil (LS MSO) which has been commercialized at one of the Bulk Cargo Ports at the Krakatau International Port in August 2021. In addition, the GOI has introduced B20 and B30 for land and air transportation. It also creates a program to convert oil fuel to gas for small vessels.

As an archipelagic country, Indonesia needs an integrated port and applies a green concept, for this reason, several ‘solar rooftops’ have been used to provide environmentally friendly energy. In addition, Indonesia plans to implement new energy and bioenergy technologies through Carbon Captured Storage/Carbon Capture Utilization Storage (CCS/CCUS).

The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark to Indonesia Lars Bo Larsen and the Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority Andreas Nordseth  stated their government’s readiness to support Indonesia in achieving the use of environmentally friendly technology, especially in shipping activities and the maritime sector, from human resource development to port activities. “We see various developments in Indonesia in terms of the economy from maritime activities based on the green concept. We are ready to help and support Indonesia in carrying out technological innovations that support the development of green concepts in maritime Indonesia,” said Ambassador Lars.

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Various technological innovations are needed in the green management of an ecosystem or shipping and maritime activities. Referred to that, the Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS) Surabaya is a party that cooperates in developing innovative technology for maritime concept activities. “ITS will be the party that helps the government in carrying out various technological innovations. Don’t forget, we will assist and cooperate with Denmark through the Danish Maritime Authority,” explained ITS Rector Prof. Dr. Ir. Mochamad Ashari, M.Eng.

Indonesia’s commitment to carrying out conceptual shipping and maritime activities has been stated by the President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo at COP-26 2021 in Glasgow. Some of the commitments stated include, Indonesia supports the country’s commitment at COP-26 UNFCCC to reduce global methane emissions by 30 percent by 2030. In addition, Indonesia is committed to reducing coal use. It should be noted that coal contributes 40 percent of annual CO2 emissions. Another thing that President Joko Widodo has stated is his agreement to remove subsidies that artificially lower the price of coal, oil or natural gas.

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