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Transforming Indonesia into a maritime power

Despite the inherent advantage of its sprawling geography, Indonesia has been overtaken by China, South Korea and Japan in shipbuilding might.

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"God created Indonesia as an archipelago and it is God's will that Indonesia will develop into a maritime nation," says Eddy Logam, chairman of Indonesia's Shipbuilding & Offshore Association (Iperindo).

EDDY Logam was elected chairman of Indonesia's Shipbuilding & Offshore Association (Iperindo) five months before Joko "Jokowi" Widodo was officially sworn into the country's highest office in October 2014.

The timing could not be better as Pak Eddy - as he is commonly known - is fully