• Indonesia with 250 million of population (40% of the total ASEAN population) is the world’s largest archipelago with over 17.000 island across the country.
  • The position of Indonesia in International are very strategic. The Island nation has four of nine the sea lines of communication. It’s reasonable if Indonesia has great responsibility to ensuring the safety and security of International shipping in the Malacca Strait and three Indonesian archipelagic sea lanes (ALKI).
  • United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) has assign of Indonesia as archipelagic state with the enormous economic potential maritime, vast ocean reaches 5,8 million km2, each of them are 3,2 million km2 for territorial sea and 2,7 million km2 for Zone Economy Exclusive of Indonesia (ZEEI).
  • Indonesia has authorization of natural resources supervision in high seas and in the base of ocean and also this country sprinkled by 17,405 Island.
  • Citing of World Shipbuilding Statistics edition of June 2007, Indonesia entered in the ranks 22 countries ship’s builder and Batam Islands became the center of shipbuilding industry in Indonesia. Coordinating Minister of the maritime industry reveal that 198 industries of shipbuilding, 110 industries are located in Batam Island and the rest are outside the island of Batam.
  • Shipping Investment will continue to grow, especially as more and more demand in the offshore sector and the procurement of fleet investment in Indonesia during 2005-2014 to reach U.S $ 14 billion.

As an archipelago comprising more than 17,000 islands, air and maritime connections are vital to Indonesia and its economy.

    1. Indonesia’s economic potential from the developed maritime sector is huge. Some points in detail: USD 32 billion from fisheries sector, USD 56 billion from coastal businesses, USD 2 billion from marine tourism, USD 21 billion from the oil industry and USD 20 billion from sea transportation.
    2. Indonesia has 250 shipyards with the capability of building a new 900,000 DWT / year and repair capabilities 12,000,000 DWT/year.
    3. The National Development Planning Board (Bappenas) previously estimated that the government would need to invest around US$ 54 billion between 2015 and 2019 to develop 24 commercial seaports, 1,481 non-commercial seaports and to procure vessels.
    4. Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) recorded from 2015, there had 37 project principle permits in maritime sector worth IDR 3.9 trillion. The principle permits comprise 17 foreign investment projects worth IDR 1.7 trillion and 20 domestic investment projects worth IDR 2.2 trillion.
    5. Recently, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s announced Maritime Highway Program (Tol Laut) to implement the vision of Indonesia as the World’s Maritime Axis.
    6. Maritime Highway Program, driving the need for new vessels as much as 83 container ships of various sizes ; 500 ships cruise the people; 26 ships pioneer; 73 coast guard shps, 60 ships goods, 15 units of semi-container ships, 20 ships rede, 5 units of livestock vessels, 20 navigation vessels; 4 units of FPU, 3 FPSO units, and 1 unit FSO (SKK Migas, 2015); 3,280 units of fishing vessels, 9 fish transport vessels, 30 units patrol boats; 13 units patrol boats. Marine tourism sector also continues to require the vessels its activities. This condition will require big volume of marine equiment and components and creates the oppoturnity for the development of marine components industry.