Monday, October 26, 2009

Garuda Indonesia postponed the reopening Semarang-Singapore

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Garuda Indonesia postponed the reopening of Semarang-Singapore route. The possibility to reopen the route was even smaller with the lack of market demand and rising world oil prices.
General Manager of PT Garuda Indonesia Central Java, Kokoh Ritonga express it on Friday (23/10). As of June 1, 2009 Garuda Indonesia freeze of Semarang-Singapore route which took place according to plan until October 24th. However, until now there has been no sign of that route will be opened again.
"Until now we have not received a decision from the head office. We are not sure that the opening of the route would be beneficial. In addition to its least demand, rising world oil prices are also a consideration," said Sturdy.
Currently, Kokoh said, Garuda Indonesia to strengthen the focus on domestic routes. Semarang-Jakarta route for example, are now become nine daily flights, up from six flights per day.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Garuda Indonesia Add Flights Solo-Jakarta

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To accomodate the flight demand, the Indonesia airline company - Garuda Indonesia - will add flights from Adisumarmo Airport, Solo for Solo-Jakarta route beginning in November 2009. The additional flight will be added in the morning at around 06.15 o’clock.

"We are adding more flights in the morning, so that the businessmen who have occasion in Jakarta could fly earlier from Solo. So do not need to fly from Yogyakarta," said General Manager of Garuda Indonesia Solo, Shamsuddin told the press at Solo, Wednesday (21/10) afternoon.

Until now Garuda Indonesia is serving Solo-Jakarta route, departing from Solo at 07.45 o’clock, 11:45 o'clock and 17:45 o'clock. Next month Garuda Indonesia departures from Adisumarmo Airport Solo will be changed, in the morning will departure twice at 06.15 and 08.05 o'clock, then 12:50 o'clock noon, and in the evening at 16:40. "The flight schedule will continued adjusted to meet the market demand," said Shamsuddin. Garuda Indonesia hoped that with this additional flight from Solo, is expected to accommodate the needs of people who travel by airplane from Solo, Central Java.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Lion Air serve Jakarta-Jeddah Route


Lion Air will serve the new route from Jakarta, Indonesia to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia starting the next 7 November 2009, using two Boeing 747-400 aircraft with the registration PK-PK-LHF and LHG capacity of 506 seats.

"At present, two planes were already in Terminal IA International Airport Soekarno-Hatta," said Lion Air General Director, Edward Sirait, Friday (16/10) in Jakarta.

Scheduled international flights (regular flight) from Jakarta to Jeddah was a first long distance flight routes of Lion Air, the transit time around 9 hours 30 minutes. Permit flights (landing permit) from Saudi Arabia as much as 7 times a week (daily flight). However, for a while, Lion Air will serve the frequency of flights to Jeddah two times a week only until the end of this year, considering the tight of flight slot time during the Hajj month. Next year, this route will be served seven times a week.

The Lion Air flight schedule of JT 110 will left at 07.30 (local time) from Jakarta, arrived in Jeddah at 13:00 (local time). The next flight JT 111 leaving from Jeddah at 14:45 (local time) and arrive in Jakarta at 04.15 (local time) the following day.

Regular flights from Jakarta to Jeddah is expected to increase market share of national airlines international routes, especially the Middle East market. Consumer market to the Middle East consists of business people, spiritual journey (Umrah) and labor. Jakarta-Jeddah flight can be connected with the domestic routes (via Jakarta) to facilitate the travel of the passengers originating from these cities or vice versa.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Freight Forwarding Definition

What is the definition of Freight Forwarding?

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Firm specializing in arranging storage and shipping of merchandise on behalf of its shippers. It usually provides a full range of services including: tracking inland transportation, preparation of shipping and export documents, warehousing, booking cargo space, negotiating freight charges, freight consolidation, cargoinsurance, and filing of insurance claims. Freight forwarding usually ship under their own bills of lading or air waybills (called house bill of lading or house air waybill) and their agents or associates at the destination (overseas freight forwarders) provide document delivery, deconsolidation, and freight collection services. Also called forwarder.

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A freight forwarding is a third party logistics provider. As a third party (or non asset based) provider a forwarder dispatches shipments via asset-based carriers and books or otherwise arranges space for those shipments. Carrier types include waterborne vessels, airplanes, trucks or railroads.

Freight forwarding typically arrange cargo movement to an international destination. Also referred to as international freight forwarders, they have the expertise that allows them to prepare and process the documentation and perform related activities pertaining to international shipments. Some of the typical information reviewed by a freight forwarder is the commercial invoice, shipper's export declaration, bill of lading and other documents required by the carrier or country of export, import, or transshipment. Much of this information is now processed in a paperless environment.

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An organization that collects shipments from a number of businesses and consolidates them into larger shipments for economies of scale. A freight forwarding often also deals with route selection, price negotiation, and documentation of distribution, and can act as a distribution agent for a business. By consolidating loads, a freight forwarding can negotiate cheaper rates of transportation than the individual businesses and can prebook space to ensure a more rapid delivery schedule.

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Freight forwarding are commercial entities that arrange for the transportation of freight in exchange for compensation.

At the request of the shipper, the forwarder makes the actual shipping arrangements and provides the necessary services for expediting the cargo to its destination. Forwarders assume all responsibility for the transportation of the shipment from point of receipt to point of destination, including preparing and executing the necessary documentation.

The freight forwarding is paid on a fee bases by the shipper and often receives an additional percentage of the freight charge from the carrier. In contrast, property brokers arrange for the transportation of freight but do not assume responsibility for its movement from origin to destination.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Indonesia export replaced by Vietnam


Indonesia's position as one of the major exporting countries in ASEAN increasingly supplanted by other ASEAN members. In the export market garments and furniture products, for example, Indonesia  compete very tight with Vietnam. In fact, since last year, exports of Vietnamese garments and furniture have managed to overtake Indonesia's position in world markets. In the garment export market, especially to the countries of the European Union (EU) and the United States (U.S.), the product began to displace Vietnam Indonesia products. "Because Vietnam has a special facility," said Executive Secretary of the Indonesian Textile Association (API) Ernovian G. Ismy.

API noted, the last two years, Vietnam ranked second in the garment exporters in the world. While Indonesia sixth. Throughout the quarter I-2009 and then only, of the total U.S. garment imports reached U.S. $ 14.84 billion, Vietnam market share reached 8.2% or U.S. $ 1.21 billion. The Indonesian market is only 7.2% or U.S. $ 1.06 billion. In the European Union, of the total garment imports 28.6 billion euros, market share 1.26% Vietnam or 3.6 billion euros as for Indonesia market value of 1.21% to 3.46 billion euros. That's why, according to Ernovian, Indonesian garment manufacturers need to find alternative markets.

Export figures of furniture even worse. In 2008, the value of Vietnam's furniture exports rose 40% to U.S. $ 3.8 billion in exports compared to 2007. Meanwhile, Indonesia's export value is only U.S. $ 2.65 billion in the same or rose only 6% of exports in 2007 amounted to U.S. $ 2.5 billion. "Although we are not able to have a definite figure, but it seems they will continue to beat us," said Chairman of the Association of Industry and Handicraft Permebelan Indonesia (Asmindo) Ambar Tjahyono, yesterday.

Indeed, there are several factors that boost Vietnamese exports. For example, Vietnam get special facilities from developed countries as the establishment of a new status as a developing country. Facilities include a decrease in import duties (BM). In addition, the price of raw materials and rattan wood in Vietnam is also much cheaper by 20% than in Indonesia. As a result, production costs of Vietnam's furniture industry is lower. Two years ago, Vietnam's furniture exports are still below Indonesia. In 2007, Indonesia ranked fourth world exporter of furniture. Meanwhile, Vietnam is still below Indonesia. However, drastic changes occurred in 2008. Vietnam exports exceeded export value of Indonesia with the difference up to U.S. $ 1.15 billion. Vietnam especially superior in the American market.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Sea Freight Forwarding


Are you searching for worldwide logistics solutions? Do you require a freight forwarder and you merely can’t appear to find the correct company? If the answer to either of these enquiries is yes, then you should decidedly continue reading and find out more on sea freight forwarding. A professional company must be able to accommodate your every demand and need, concerning your preference for a complete logistic package.

Sea freight forwarding serve manufacturers and exporters in more ways than one because they admit complete responsibility of the forwarding process and manage whole legal and documentation processes, hence making it an easy task for customers.

Sea freight  forwarding involves shipping and forwarding companies that associate clients on transport providers. They can bring about the cheapest and fastest transportation as they work with numerous clients and many shipping. They will also deal with or suggest you on customs rules and necessaries for clearing goods into a different country. They can also supply you on packing materials and insurance for your commodity.

As a freight forwarder, you need to be experienced when it comes to logistics. Exports, imports and all additional cases of shipments must be well known, along with the documents required. Whenever you want to transport numerous cargo and you barely don’t know where to start seeking for sea freight forwarding services, then the Internet is more than commended. Discover a company with extensive experience and committed towards handling your cargoes. Reliability and professionalism are two musts!

Quantum Indonesia Translogistic is not only known as a well established sea freight forwarding in Indonesia, but this company is one of the few independent Indonesian Freight Forwarders able to render complete Freight and Logistic Services. Please browse for more details of Quantum Indonesia Translogistic at

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Freight Forwarding Services


A freight forwarder is a specialist working for a logistics company, offering professional assistance with important rules and regulations. The same person will take care that your package is sent to the destination of choice, in accordance with all regulations. If you choose sea freight forwarding services, then you will be informed on the documents needed for such type of shipment and presented with additional information on the subject. Handling sea freight is not such an easy job and it might require someone with a little bit more experience. Take care whom you choose.

When you think about freight forwarder, there are several things that you must take into consideration. For example, the staff delivering the service requested. If you have the Internet technology at your disposal, feel free to browse the web and search for a company with experience in the field. Experience counts when it comes to sea freight forwarding and you need to know that the packages you send arrive safely and in time. If possible, try and find a company that is trustworthy and allows for a long-term client relationship. Who knows when you might need a freight forwarder in the future?

Apart from preparing your package for its destination, the freight forwarder might also impart valuable info on existing rates, other charges and fees. Depending on the logistics package you choose, you will be informed upon recommended packaging solutions. Sea freight forwarding services include full container loads for transportation but there are also part container loads for those with smaller packages. It might also interest you to know that a professional company can deliver any type of cargo to the destination you desire. We are talking about cargo that is kept cold by refrigeration, dangerous or out-of-gauge.

Sea freight forwarding is indeed one of the most popular logistics solutions. This solution is preferred by many people but there are just as many who decide not to resort to it due to lack of knowledge. The Internet is the perfect resource to find out more about a freight forwarder and decide if it’s the right thing for you. On the website of a specialized company, you will find all the information needed on sea freight forwarding and additional details. For example, you can read about the documentation required for international transportation, including commercial invoice, export declaration and waybill (receipt given by the carrier to the shipper, specifies terms of delivery).

It’s only natural that you want your goods to arrive at the destination safely, while in compliance with the rules of that specific country. Sea freight forwarding services are based on offering a professional logistics package, one that is in accordance with export and import rules/regulations of the country. Before suggesting a type of transportation, these professionals will analyze your package and the goods. Taking into consideration your requirements, they might suggest sea freight forwarding or other types of transportation (by air, for example). No matter which type they suggest, you can be certain that it is the most effective and secure solution!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Indonesia export reach US$ 10 billion in August 2009

Value of Indonesia export soaring in August 2009 reached 10.55 billion U.S. dollars, or 8.89 percent increase compared to last month. Conversely when compared to August last year fell 15.41 percent. "Export in August was the first time through the 10 billion dollars since January," said Head of the Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) Rusman Heriawan, in his office, Thursday (1 / 10).

Rusman detailing, non-oil exports in August 2009 reached 8.91 billion U.S. dollars, or up 8.76 percent compared to July 2009. While in the same period last year fell 6.28 percent. A cumulative value of exports from January to August 2009 reached 70.3 billion U.S. dollars, or 26.3 percent down compared to the same period last year.

While non-oil exports reached 60.01 billion U.S. dollars, or down 18.31 percent. Improving the largest non-oil exports in August 2009 occurred in fats and oils of animal or vegetable 699.9 million U.S. dollars, while the largest decline occurred in ore, crust, and the gray metal of 235.9 million U.S. dollars.

Non-oil exports to Japan this August to reach the largest number of US$ 1.05 billion, followed to USA by US$ 930.7 million and China US$ 792.2 million with the contribution of all three reached 31.07 percent. As for exports to the European Union (27 countries) for 1.35 billion U.S. dollars. According to the sector, exports of industrial products the period January-August 2009 fell by 24.9 percent over the same period last year. Similarly, exports of agricultural products declined 9.77 percent. In contrast, exports and other mining products rose by 21.42 percent.