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Acknowledgements

This book is based on the collaborative international research conducted between The University of Melbourne, Universitas Indonesia and Universitas Gadjah Mada, on project initiation in ports and infrastructure projects in Indonesia and Australia. The editors would firstly like to acknowledge the generous funding and support from the Australia-Indonesia Centre (AIC) which made this possible. This funding came in the form of the Small Grant, Rapid Start Grant and a Strategic Research Grant. Special thanks must be given for the support received from the AIC’s Research director Dr Richard Price and Research Manager Megan Power, and the Administrative team: Katrina Reid, Rebecca Hateley, Dr Maria Platt and Samantha Croy.

In Indonesia, the small grant received from the AIC and the travel support and case study materials provided by the Indonesian Infrastructure Initiative (IndII) group of Australia Aid is gratefully acknowledged. Special thanks for the support provided by Lynton Ulrich and Nur Hayati of IndII during the study. Aspects of this monograph have also been informed by direct communication with the Indonesian Co-ordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs. Also, special thanks for the inputs from Dr Luky Eko Wuryanto (who at the time was Deputi Bidang Koordinasi Infrastruktur dan Pengembangan, Kemenko Perekonomian), Dedy Supriadi Priatno (who at the time was Deputi Bidang Prasarana dan Sarana, Kementerian PPN/BAPPENAS — the key planning ministry) and Dr Hermanto Dardak (Wakil Menteri, Kementerian Pekerjaan Umum), as well as the staff at IndII who convened the meetings held with these senior Indonesian Officials.

A special mention goes to then Minister Robb (Australian Government) and then Premier Napthine (Victorian Government) for including the research team on trade delegations to Indonesia, and to Steve Richards of Aurecon for involving the research team in executive meetings with senior Indonesian Officials.

We thank Emeritus Professor John Black from the University of New South Wales, Professor Graeme Hodge from Monash University and Professor Danang Parikesit from Universitas Gadjah Mada for their valuable input at the academic workshop conducted in Melbourne in the early stage of the research. Professor John Black also contributed an entire chapter (Chapter 5) on port hinterland to this research monograph.

The editors would like to acknowledge the leadership of Associate Professor Sari Wahyuni, the co-lead for the Strategic Research Project in organising many of the tedious research activities such as the numerous stakeholder meetings and discussions in Jakarta, Indonesia. As the project co-lead, Associate Professor Sari also contributed two chapters (Chapters 7 and 8) to the research monograph. We also acknowledge the time, support and advice of our team member, Professor Danang Parikesit. As a senior academic and a policy expert, Professor Danang was instrumental in providing direction for research in Indonesia as well as valuable inputs in discussions. Professor Danang contributed a solid chapter on the critical importance of land transport in Indonesia (Chapter 11).

The editors would also like to acknowledge the input of all postgraduate research student contributions, Vijayshree Behal for her contribution to Chapter 4, Andrew Chin and Hanlong Huang for their co-contributions to Chapter 6, Haya Al-Daghlas for her contribution to Chapter 9, Waskitha Galih for his co-contribution to Chapter 10 and Said Basalim for his co-contribution to Chapter 11. We also wish to acknowledge research assistant Regina Duffield for her contribution to Chapters 1 to 3. In addition, we thank Vijayshree, Haya, Waskitha and Said for their assistance with the focus group discussions (FGDs).

We would also like to thank our colleagues at Institute Technologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), Dr Hera Widyastuti and Dr Saut Gurning and their colleagues for their support in arranging meetings with stakeholders during the Surabaya phase of the Strategic Research Project. Special mention to Bernardus Djonoputro of Deloitte Indonesia for his generous advice on the conduct of research in Indonesia.

We would also like to thank Dr Dewanti and Wiratno Wahyu Wibowo from the Centre for Transportation and Logistics Studies, Universitas Gadjah Mada for their assistance with the project.

We are extremely grateful to the participants of the focus group discussions held in Jakarta, Indonesia and Melbourne, Australia, survey participants, conference participants, interview participants in both Surabaya and Jakarta, in particular to management and staff of Pelindo II and Pelindo III, Teluk Lamong Port, Port of Tanjung Priok and the Terminal Pertikimas Surabaya. Special thanks must also go to the contribution from Sri Bagus from Bappenas, the Indonesian National Planning Agency and Dr Salusra Widya from LKPP, the Indonesian National Procurement Agency for their inputs and support, and Dr Nofrisel, Director of Operation and Development, PT Bhanda Ghara Reksa (Persero) BGR Integrated Logistics Solution. This has contributed to the rich pool of research data collected for the project.

In Australia, we acknowledge the contribution of the management and staff of the following port organisations who have given up so much of their time to support and participate in our research: Port of Melbourne (Don Fosdyke), DP World Melbourne (Vlad Jotic) and VICT, Ports Australia (Michael Gallagher), and The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Australia (CILTA) and the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) for their support in advertising the online survey. Their involvement has contributed to the research. In addition to the participants mentioned previously, special thanks also to the following for their presentations at the Port Competitiveness and Financing Workshop and Conference held in Melbourne on the 4–6 April 2018 including Mark Switkowski, Stan Roche (Austrade), Michael Tuckfield, Venkat Naidu (AECOM) and Leith Doody (former Australian Trade commissioner).

We also want to acknowledge University staff and postgraduate students both in Australia and Indonesia who have helped in various phases of the research that were organised as part of the bigger research project: from Melbourne — Dr David Wilson and Dr Kim Hassall; postgraduate students who took on various roles as Research Assistants — from Australia — Hanif Arief Wisesa, Putri Fatkhiyatul Ulya, Praditya Hadi Prabowo, Lydwina Adhisty, Steffen Utama, Garinata Sabatini Trema, Shabrina Austin Ghaisani, Bisma Anugerah Subarno, Renold Partogi Lumbantoruan (Togi), and Elisa Mackowiak (intern from France), and Andrew Grisinger as a student during his post graduate study — and from Indonesia: Aditya Ridwan Nasution and Prisca Lidya Patty.

Finally, we acknowledge the support of our department leaders, Professor Abbas Rajabifard and Enterprise Professor Greg Foliente at The University of Melbourne for their continued support in promoting Engineering Management research.