Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar) and PT Pelabuhan Indonesia I (Pelindo 1) have signed an MoU that aims to boost the exchange of best practices and experiences in the field of ports operation and management, as well as bolstering bilateral communication on investment, promotion and relevant innovative technologies.
DOHA (infolog): The MoU also aims at encouraging logistics works, trade, exchanging information technology and exploring initiatives.
The MoU was signed at the Ministry of Transport and Communications by Mwani Qatar CEO Captain Abdulla al-Khanji and Pelindo 1 president director Bambang Eka Cahyana.
Captain al-Khanji expressed happiness at signing the MoU with the Indonesian company, affirming that it “marks an important starting point towards enhancing partnership opportunities, developing business and benefiting from the technical expertise and capabilities of both parties.”
This cooperation, he said, would contribute to achieving the company’s plans that aim to boost Hamad Port’s pioneering status regionally and internationally through applying the best global practices and standards, as well as maintaining a world-class operational efficiency in all its operations.
He said that this helps stimulate trade and boost investment and economic diversification, thus achieving the goals of the Qatar National Vision 2030.
Pelindo 1 is one of the four state-owned port companies in Indonesia, which manages ports in the west of Indonesia. It also specialises in logistics services.
There are 17 ports in the west of Indonesia, spanning four provinces such as Aceh, North Sumatra and Riau Islands. Pelindo 1 owns six subsidiaries.
An Indonesian delegation is currently on a visit to Qatar with a view to strengthening bilateral relations and mulling over means of enhancing cooperation.
They paid a field visit to Hamad Port’s facilities, piers, container terminals and the services provided.
They also were briefed on port construction phases and the future plans that MOTC executes and oversees and which aim to bolster the port’s ranking and turn Qatar into a dynamic business hub for the region. (gulf-times.com/ac)