Developing Digital Logistics, Shipper Cooperates with MRT
A technology startup created by the nation’s children, Shipper Indonesia was chosen to be one of eight startup companies that will collaborate with PT MRT Jakarta (Perseroda) or MRTJ to support Indonesia’s digital economic growth.
Co-Founder & COO Shipper Budi Handoko said Shipper was one of the startups chosen to synergize in the MRTJ ecosystem and participate in the second batch of MRTJ Accel 2021 program.
“In this second batch, MRTJ focuses on collaboration in the fields of health, edutech and logistics. Through this synergy, Shipper hopes to build a solid foundation for the development of digital logistics by maximizing the MRT Jakarta business network,” he said, quoted Sunday (20/6/2021). .
In principle, he said, Shipper wants to strengthen Indonesia’s growing e-commerce and digital economy by aligning the logistics ecosystem through technology, data and standards.
MRTJ President Director William P. Sabandar said the MRTJ Accel program was launched with the hope of supporting collaboration with startups in order to improve the digital economy and provide meaningful collaboration opportunities with young Indonesians who are national activists.
“This initiation is also carried out as a form of PT MRT Jakarta’s contribution in accelerating the national economic recovery,” he said.
The MRTJ Accel program is a concrete step from MRTJ to support the growth of Indonesia’s digital economy through startup companies.
This collaboration is expected to produce a new lifestyle for urban life that is modern, environmentally friendly, and provides access to every level of society without exception.
Shipper Improves Logistics Services
Startup Shipper is committed to continuing to facilitate access and improve comprehensive and efficient logistics services for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to support the Proudly Made in Indonesia National Movement (Gernas BBI).
Co-Founder & COO Shipper Budi Handoko in a written statement in Jakarta, Wednesday, said the startup’s support to improve the efficiency of the logistics ecosystem in Indonesia is by supporting digital transformation for the logistics sector.
The rapid growth of the digital economy and e-commerce is a golden momentum not only for the recovery of the national economy but also for the advancement of MSMEs and local products.
“Together with Shipper’s logistics partners, we are committed to continuing to build a better logistics ecosystem by taking advantage of the digitalization momentum, especially at the MSME level,” he said.
According to Budi, the ease of access through an integrated digital system will make the logistics chain much more efficient.
Will Always Improve the Services
Shipper, he continued, will continue to strive to improve services, especially through integrated logistics service technology from upstream to downstream.
“We are a technology company, so we will continue to innovate further in terms of digital logistics,” he said.
In addition to aggregation technology for shipping and warehousing services, the company is also improving its API (Application Programming Interface) integration services that can connect various business actors on e-commerce sites to various logistics services in one platform.
Budi believes that the acceleration of digitization in the logistics sector will ultimately support the growth and competitiveness of MSMEs and Indonesian local products.
The government is campaigning for Gernas BBI so that people buy and use products made in Indonesia, especially MSME products.
The Ministry of Trade and the Ministry of Communication and Informatics have designated May 5, as Indonesia’s Proudly Made Day (BBI).
Support is given to MSMEs because MSMEs have a contribution to gross domestic product (GDP) of 61.7 percent and are able to absorb 120 million workers in Indonesia.
Unfortunately, apart from being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the obstacles faced by MSMEs is the high cost of logistics due to the direct transaction process between sellers and buyers, without any convenience or subsidies.
In fact, the government targets that in the next four years, logistics costs in Indonesia can drop to 17 percent of GDP. The decrease in logistics costs is expected to further assist MSME actors in marketing their products.