JNE’s Gathering with the Fellow Journalists : Three Policies for the Management of Jabodetabek Traffic Jams is Enthusiastically Talked during the Discussion

08 May 2018

JAKARTA: JNE will hold periodic discussions in eight cities of Indonesia through JNE Explore program 2018: JNE’s Gathering with the National Journalists (JNE Keren). The event held for mass media journalists and bloggers is in cooperation with the daily Bisnis Indonesia by selecting a trending topic in the society related to various things dealing with the industrial express and logistic delivery.

JNE President Director, M. Feriadi, stated, "The discussion between the interested parties should continuously be performed due to its objective as a place to provide solutions from each exiting challenge in various fields related to the industrial express and logistic delivery. JNE, which has made its commitment for more than 27 years to deliver its loyal customers’ packages, should play an active role in organizing programs and events to support the development of this industry and encourage the establishment of collaboration and synergy among all stakeholders ".

DKI Jakarta will become the first city to locate this discussion program with the topic entitled "The Impacts of Three Policies for the Management of traffic jams in Jakarta-Cikampek toll roads: from the Perspectives of Regulators and Entrepreneurs". The topic is selected after those three policies for the management traffic jams in Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi (Jabodetabek) were just implemented in Jakarta - Cikampek toll roads. Those three policies include the implementation of Odd-Even vehicle plate numbers in West Bekasi and West Bekasi toll gates, limited freight operational hours, and special public transportion road tracts.

After three weeks, the Jabodebatabek Transportation Management Agency (BPTJ) has released the success level of those three policies for the management of traffic jams indicated with the declining VC Ratio average as a measuring instrument related to the volume and capacity of vehicles passing through Jakarta-Cikampek toll roads. The closer to number 1, it indicates that the road condition is very heavy without movement. The resulted VC Ratio after the implementation of those policies in the third week becomes 0.48 or sharply declines when  compared to that before the implementation of even-odd vehicle plate numbers which reached up to 1.05.

Unfortunately, the policy of even-odd vehicle plate numbers and freight operational limitation gradually slow down the package delivery. The policy significantly influences the express delivery companies which have only one vehicle with odd or even plate number. The hourly calculated arrivals of important package deliveries may no longer be able to predict.

Feriadi further explained, "in this recently digital era, the express delivery service companies are required to become faster in distributing the packages. The increasing delivery time performance may greatly impact on the acceleration of economic growth. Numerous business activities highly depend on the distribution processes required by both company and SME customers. Therefore, Feriadi invites various parties to discuss and to provide solutions that the package delivery processes may no longer be slowed down.

The event was precisely held at the 18th floor of Mercantile Athletic Club World Trade Center, Jl Jenderal Sudirman, Jakarta on Tuesday (5/8/2018). There were five invited speakers consisting of the Chairman of Indonesia Supply Chain, Setijadi; Vice Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Known as Kadin) for Logistics, Rico Rustombi; Vice Chairman of Asperindo, Budi Paryanto; Head of Jabodebatabek Transportation Management Agency (known as BPTJ), Bambang Prihartono; and JNE President Director, M. Feriadi.

In that event, the Minister of Transportation of the Republic of Indonesia, Budi Karya Sumadi was also present as a keynote speaker delivering his speech. It is expected that this discussion program may generate meaningful inputs regarding to the policy for the management of toll road traffic jams from the perspectives of regulators, businessmen and logistic observers.

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