Jakarta, May 18th, 2022 – IPC Terminal Petikemas/IPC TPK collaborated with Women in Maritime Association Indonesia (WIMA INA) and Mutiara Pelindo to hold the celebration of International Women’s Maritime Day 2022 through a series of activities, such as sharing sessions and a blood donation drive at the Indonesian Maritime Museum. This event is part of IPC TPK’s effort to support the actualization of women in the maritime field in order to promote women’s role and the improvement of maritime culture in Indonesia.
“As a BUMN subsidiary, this is a real manifestation of IPC TPK’s support for targets and strategic steps to increase women’s leadership and young generations. We hope to participate in preparing women’s human resources to become future leaders and inspire female workers to take opportunities to work and contribute to Indonesia, especially in the maritime world,” said Wahyu, Director of IPC TPK.
The sharing session event brought in women who have grown and built their careers in the maritime world, attended by fifty female representatives from various institutions, including members of WIMA INA, Mutiara Pelindo, the Ministry of Transportation, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Subsidiaries of Pelindo. Female figures in the maritime world such as the Chairperson of WIMA Indonesia, the Chairperson of DPP INSA, and the Acting Director-General of Transportation opened the sharing session entitled “Caring & Sharing Indonesian Women in Maritime.”
On this occasion, the sharing session featured five tough women speakers from various fields within the maritime industry, namely Yusida M Palesang (Division Head of Operations Pelindo Regional 4), Nany Leni Mardiana Sinaga (Maritime Pilot Pelindo Regional 1), Dini Novitasari (Marine Inspector at the Ministry of Transportation), Maryati Siregar (Yard Planning Senior Officer at PT Jakarta International Container Terminal), and Lintang Tyafika Putri (Business Process Officer at Terminal Teluk Lamong).
At the same event, IPC TPK initiated the Humanitarian Care Action in collaboration with the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) through a blood donation drive to celebrate International Red Cross Day on May 8th and to welcome World Blood Donor Day, which falls on June 14th. A total of 93 (ninety-three) blood bags were collected at this event. This activity is expected to build a caring and helpful attitude among maritime communities.
“With this event, I hope there is no gender bias and no obstacles for women to work in the maritime world. Hopefully, this activity can provide new ideas and continue to advance the maritime industry in Indonesia,” said Capt. Mugen Suprihatin Sartoto, the Acting Director-General of Maritime Affairs in his speech.
Furthermore, the Chairperson of WIMA INA, Chandra Motik, stated that this moment was the first time International Women’s Maritime Day was celebrated in Indonesia. She also added that as a woman working in the maritime world, she is very proud because there is nothing impossible in this world for a woman as a woman is born with the dedication to make everything possible, especially in the maritime industry.
International Women’s Maritime Day, designated by the IMO on May 18th, is expected to motivate and inspire female maritime professionals in Indonesia, particularly to shine in the maritime world.