Opportunities by Sector



As a uniquely global business country at the heart of Asia, Indonesia plays host to a wide variety of business sectors.




Road Map Priority Industry Cluster Development 2010-2014

Shipping Industry Road Map

2010 - 2014

  • Increasing the number and capabilities of the national shipping/shipbuilding industry in the construction of ships with a capacity of 150.000 DWT.
  • Increasing the productivity of the national shipping/shipbuilding industry by shortening delivery time and docking days.


2010 - 2025

  • Availability of national shipbuilding which has production facility in the form of building berth/graving dock that can build and repair vessels up to 300.000 DWT in order to fulfill domestic and abroad needs (world class industry).
  • Increasing the capability of the national shipping/shipbuilding industry to build vessels for various types and sizes, e.g Corvette, Frigate, Cruise Ship, LPG Carrier, and other special ships.
  • Increasing the development and growth of the national ship components industry to supply domestic needs.
  • National Ship Design and Engineering Centre (NaSDEC) is growing and getting stronger to support national shipping/shipbuilding industry.


Shipbuilding Component Structure

Majority 70% of material consumption for shipbuilding industry in Indonesia is still import.

Potential Location for Shipbuilding Industry in Indonesia

  • RIAU (FOR REPAIR), Advantage: high shipping frequency of commercial ship for petroleum and agricultural products
  • RIAU ISLANDS (FOR REPAIR AND BUILD), Advantage: Batam and Bintan, there are many existing shipbuilding and ship repairs industries

  • SOUTH SUMATERA (FOR REPAIR), Advantage: increasing of shipping frequency through Tanjung Api-api seaport
  • LAMPUNG (FOR REPAIR AND BUILD), Advantage: Tanggamus, good depth sea level and avoid high waves sweep
  • WEST KALIMANTAN (FOR REPAIR), Advantage: Establishment of International Seaport in Temajo Island

  • CENTRAL JAVA (FOR REPAIR AND BUILD), Advantage: Kendal area as alternative location for existing shipbuilding and repair industry that have eviction by PT Pelindo II
  • EAST JAVA (FOR REPAIR AND BUILD), Advantage: Lamongan area as potential location for shipbuilding industry with supported by existing industry, such as PT PAL Indonesia
  • NORTH SULAWESI (FOR REPAIR AND BUILD), Advantage: Bitung area, there are many existing shipbuilding and ship repairs industries, and located in a strategic international shipping lanes
  • PAPUA (FOR REPAIR AND BUILD), Advantage: Good depth sea level for shipbuilding industry with big DWT

Indonesian marine and fisheries industry has growth rapidly over the last five years. In addition to its tendency innovative food needs of the middle class, Indonesia is the largest archipelago with more than 17 thousand islands that helped boost the industry. Characters islands and water which rich in marine products become a great asset for the government to encourage fishing industry become one of the economic strengths.

This potential can be seen from the area of maritime Indonesia that reached 5.8 million km2, equivalent to 0.3 million km2 of water, 2.8 million km2 in the water and islands, and 2.7 million km2 Special Economic Zone. Products of aquaculture also showed huge potency. In 2014, aquaculture production is around 14 million tons, while fish from wild catch reached about 6 million tons. It’s a combination of domestic demand and potential export market as a significant opportunity in the fishing industry in Indonesia.


Potential Investment:

> Investment in cold storage, special logistics and processing the production of the catch, including downstream processing

> New industry with low productivity.

> Indonesia is an importer of food for fish or pellets in bulk. Developing aquaculture will open up investment opportunities to support fisheries production.

> Domestic demand for fishery products will likely continue to increase as per capita consumption is still relatively low.

Government Supports:

> The government’s commitment to increase investment in infrastructure projects such as new ports, new roads and railways to support the fishing industry and logistics.

> Since 2008, the government has encouraged integrated fishing, allowing foreign investors to build a fish processing plant or to build partnerships with local companies operating in the processing industry.

> The government has formed 12 Unit Technical Services throughout the islands that provide support for the fishing industry, including: engineering innovative cultivation technology, handling of fish breeding farms, as well as technical assistance in good environmental management.

> Establishment of “minapolitan” (economic zone) which consists of the production and trade center for marine and fishery products, as well as housing complexes for fishermen. The concept of “minapolitan” was based approach to fisheries development areas that upholds the principles of integration, efficiency, quality and accelerated industrialization of fisheries.