Wednesday, December 28, 2011

MSC and Hamburg Sud merge Mediterranean-east coast South American strings


GERMANY's Hamburg Sud and Geneva's Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) will merge their Med-east coast South America services into one from mid-January.

The revised rotation will be Valencia, Gioia Tauro, Livorno, Genoa, Marseilles-Fos, Barcelona, Valencia, Suape, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Rio Grande, Navegantes, Itapoa, Santos, Rio de Janeiro, Suape, Tangiers and back to Valencia.

The eight-ship will have seven vessels from MSC and one from Hamburg Sud, averaging 5,900 TEU.

Hamburg Sud now operates a service with CMA CGM, CSAV, and Zim with a rotation of Valencia, Tarragona, Livorno, Genoa, Vado Ligure, Barcelona, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Itajai, Paranagua, Santos, Pecem, Tangiers and back to Valencia.

The MSC loop rotates through Valencia, Sines, Las Palmas, Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, Navegantes, Paranagua, Rio Grande, Santos and back to Valencia, deploying six MSC vessels averaging 5,341 TEU.

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

In 2012, Merpati Nusantara Airlines will add to the fleet

PT Merpati Nusantara Airlines will add to its fleet beginning 2012. This company will allocate at least IDR 224.4 billion to bring the aircraft in the period 2012 to 2014.
According to Director of Operations Merpati Nusantara Airlines, Asep Eka Nugraha, funds used for the addition of the fleet reaches 40% of the total State Capital funds (PMN) to IDR 561 billion disbursed by the government to the state-owned company.

For the initial stage, it will bring 14 units of Boeing B737 series aircraft through a lease in 2012. The plane will come gradually from February to December 2012. With the addition of 14 aircraft, the total aircraft of Merpati Nusantara Airlines at the end of 2012 a total of 44 units. "We will bring dozens of aircraft, for the early stages of 2012 we bring 14 Boeing B737 series," Asep said when re-opening the Merpati Airlines flight route Jakarta - Pangkalpinang in Pangkalpinang.

Asep reveal, the revitalization of the fleet is needed in line with the Merpati Airlines plans to re-route flights serve in Indonesia's western region. "The plane was scheduled to reinforce additional routes in the western parts of Indonesia such as Medan, Kalimantan and other west regions of Indonesia," said Asep.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday (21/12), Merpati Nusantara Airlines re-serving the route flight from Jakarta to Pangkalpinang after being abandoned since 1998.  The inaugural flight carried out by Boeing B737-300 aircraft. Flights on the route was done once a day, ie from Jakarta at 15:50 pm and from Pangkalpinang 17.30 pm.

"In return flight for the first time with Boeing B737-300 aircraft with a capacity of 132 seats, the passenger load factor more than 90%. Going forward, we targeted load factor could be stabilized at 80%," he explained.

Reopening of this route is expected to support the Bangka Belitung community for ease of air transportation. "According to our mission to continue to connect the archipelago," said Asep.

Governor of the province of the Bangka Belitung, Eko Maulana Ali said the move of Merpati Airlines are interconnected economy helped open Bangka Belitung. "With the airlines that fly to Pangkalpinang, can support the flow of both passenger transport and goods, especially to Jakarta," he said after the ceremony welcoming the first flight of Merpati Airlines to Pangkalpinang.

According to Eko until now, there are three airlines that fly to the Bangka Belitung, such as Garuda Indonesia, Batavia Airlines, and Sriwijaya Airlines. With the incoming of Merpati Nusantara Airlines, then total are four airlines that will serve the airport Depati Amir, Pangkalpinang. On average there are about 3,800 daily passengers.


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Maersk Line adds Le Havre, Hamburg, Zeebrugge to Daily Maersk from February


DANISH shipping giant Maersk Line has announced it will add port calls at Le Havre, Hamburg and Zeebrugge in February in its Daily Maersk service to enhance its "conveyor belt" concept on its main Asia-Europe route.

The service requires a 26-day transit from Shanghai to Zeebrugge and Le Havre and 28 days to Hamburg, reports Newark's Journal of Commerce, adding that Maersk has ended its vessel sharing agreement with CMA CGM after the newly announced CMA CGM-MSC alliance.

Said Maersk's vice president of Europe service Vincent Clerc: "The cancellation of the vessel sharing agreement ... offered us another opportunity to look at how we serve customers moving cargo between Asia and north Europe.

"We found that without CMA we could actually offer an enhanced service to more customers in more corridors and maintain our promise on the Daily Maersk corridors. So that is what we did."

CMA CGM chief financial officer Michel Sirat said the key aim of forming an alliance with MSC is to upgrade services so that the two carriers can compete with Maersk.

The 13,092-TEU Maersk Edison will be responsible for the last sailing in the vessel sharing agreement with CMA CGM, with a cut-off in Ningbo, China on February 16.

The world's largest carriers said it will offer a new Asia-Mediterranean service to replace the one partnering with CMA CGM now.

The report said shippers will benefit from shorter transit times and higher reliability. But they cannot receive cash compensation for late guaranteed deliveries available on the Daily Maersk service connecting four Asian ports with Bremerhaven, Rotterdam and Felixstowe.

Daily Maersk currently deploys 70 ships, offering daily Asia-Europe service seven days a week between Ningbo, Shanghai, Shenzhen-Yantian, Tanjung Pelepas and northern Europe.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Strengthen the domestic market, AirAsia open a new route from Surabaya


The airlines company, Indonesia AirAsia continues to strengthen domestic routes. On February 14, 2012, Indonesia AirAsia will open a new domestic route flights, Surabaya – Bandung and Surabaya – Denpasar.

"In addition to our commitment to develop the domestic routes, the second launch of this route is also our responsibility to encourage tourism and the economy of the archipelago," said Dharmadi, the President Director of AirAsia Indonesia on Monday (12/12).

Surabaya is the second largest city in Indonesia. Capital city of East Java's economy is based on the industrial sector and services trade, as well as the home of creative industries in the number of sectors, including advertising, architecture, crafts, interactive entertainment, publishing and printing.

Meanwhile, Bandung, according Dharmadi, known as the "Emerging Creative City" that offers a diverse product distributions, soap opera production houses, and culinary. The young generation of Bandung which will be full of innovative ideas has pushed the creative industries in the city is growing very rapidly.

Similar to Bandung, Bali also has the attraction of creative industries is unusually large, but rather based on local culture. Besides being a favorite tourist destination in the world, the island is also famous for its performances of traditional performing arts and antiques.

"With the new route Surabaya - Bandung and Surabaya - Denpasar, then Bandung, Bali and Surabaya are connected directly. Domestic connectivity is expected to facilitate and enhance the creative market exchanges among the three cities, "said Dharmadi. Previously, AirAsia already opened Surabaya – Medan route in 2010 and Jakarta to Semarang route.

For information, in the year 2012, AirAsia plans to increase market share in Indonesia from 3% to 10% and the target number of passengers to 6.2 million people. To achieve that, AirAsia has ordered 21 Airbus A-320 until later in 2016. In addition, AirAsia also began aggressively to open domestic routes in Indonesia.


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Hard-hit by the global crisis, the INDONESIA value of EXPORT in 2012 could be down 20%


Weakening global economic conditions worsened in Europe and the United States (U.S.), making the Ministry of Commerce (Ministry of Trade) must prepare a worst case scenario that the exports of 2012 will go down.

Director General of Foreign Trade Ministry of Trade, Deddy Saleh, said that, if the debt crisis in Europe continues to drag on and the budget deficit in the U.S. is still a constraint weakening demand from Indonesia, the performance of the export value in 2012 could drop up to 20%.

Ministry of Trade predict the realization of the value of exports in 2011 could reach U.S. $ 200 billion. That means, the value of exports in the next year could be only about U.S. $ 160 billion. "But the optimistic predictions of our exports in 2012 will only drop 10% or at least stagnate it is good," said Deddy.

The manufacturing sector is predicted to be the sectors hardest hit by the global crisis in the next year. Meanwhile, exports of primary commodities such as crude palm oil (CPO) can still continue. Because Europe must inevitably take the CPO so that they must continue to import.

Impact of world economic slowdown on the Indonesia export performance is starting to look real. For instance, the total export value in October 2011 decreased 4.2% to U.S. $ 16.8 billion than the previous month. However,realization of export from January to October 2011 is still up 34.9% over the same period in 2010.

Meanwhile, Indonesia's exports to the EU in October 2011 rose 6.2% compared to September 2011. And Indonesia's exports for the same period to the United States is still growing 17.2%.


Thursday, December 8, 2011

MSC announces first batch of revamped services with CMA CGM

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THE Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC), the world's second largest carrier, has announced its first batch of revised Asia-Europe services jointly run with CMA CGM under its new partnership with the world's third largest container carrier.

MSC hopes to reduce capacity under the new arrangement. The three new joint Asia-Europe services will be launched at the outset of March next year, reported Newark's Journal of Commerce, adding that MSC will also revamp its port rotations of its current Silk and Lion services.

The first new service is the Swan string, which will be run by CMA CGM with eleven 11,400-TEU vessels. Its port rotation is Xingang, Busan, Qingdao, Shanghai, Xiamen, Singapore, Port Kelang, Tangiers, Le Havre, Hamburg, Bremerhaven, Antwerp, Zeebrugge, Beirut, Jeddah, Port Kelang, Singapore and back to Xingang.

Next is the Condor service, which will be operated by MSC with eleven 4,000-TEU ships and call at Ningbo, Shanghai, Gaungzhou-Nansha, Hong Kong, Shenzhen-Chiwan, Shenzhen-Yantian, Vung Tau, Southampton, Hamburg, Bremerhaven, Rotterdam, Zeebrugge, Le Havre, Malta, Korfakkan, Port Kelang, Singapore, Shenzhen-Yantian and back to Ningbo.

The third one is the Jade loop, which will be jointly operated by the two carriers with nine 9,500-TEU vessels. Its calls include: Shanghai, Ningbo, Hong Kong, Shenzhen-Chiwan, Shenzhen-Yantian, Singapore, Port Kelang, Gioia Tauro, Malta, Tangiers, Port Kelang, Singapore, Vung Tau and back to Shanghai.

For MSC's existing Silk and Lion services, MSC will also undergo rotation changes.

The Silk Service will be run by eleven 14,000-TEU ships with the following rotation: Dalian, Xingang, Kwang Yang, Busan, Qingdao, Ningbo, Shanghai, Singapore, Port Kelang, Felixstowe, Zeebrugge, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Southampton, Valencia, Jebel Ali, Singapore, Hong Kong and back to Dalian;

For the Lion Service, MSC will deploy eleven 14,000-TEU ships, with the following rotation: Ningbo, Shanghai, Xiamen, Shenzhen-Chiwan, Shenzhen-Yantian, Sines, Le Havre, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Felixstowe, Gioia Tauro, Singapore, Shenzhen-Chiwan, Xiamen and back to Ningbo.

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

GARUDA INDONESIA target in 2015

Garuda Indonesia is targeting 35.2 million passengers in 2015.

Emirsyah Satar, president director of PT Garuda Indonesia, said that Indonesia's economy is getting better so that the target would be overtaken. "Target will also need the support infrastructure, such as access to the airport by road and train," he said.

Meanwhile, Garuda Indonesia passenger target this year reached as many as 17 million passengers. Target passengers as much as it is included with the passengers from Citilink.

In order for an aircraft passenger comfort stay awake, PT Angkasa Pura II is currently reviewing the development of Soekarno Hatta airport. "There are land acquisition to expand the Soekarno Hatta Airport," said Tri Sunoko President Director of PT Angkasa Pura II.

Land acquisition is estimated according to the Tri require a land area of ​​830 ha. and expected to require an investment cost of IDR 6-7 trillion. This land acquisition for airport expansion is predicted to be completed in 2014.

Meanwhile, now there are several parties interested in being an investor. "Among these are Airport GMR,GVK Group, Incheon International Airport," said Tri. [Garuda Indonesia target in 2015]


Saturday, November 19, 2011

LION AIR to buy 230 Boeing aircraft worth US$ 21.7 billion


Lion Air has signed a purchase of 230 new types of aircraft made ​​by Boeing Co.. Purchase of 737 aircraft jetliner amounted to U.S. $ 21.7 billion is the biggest deal for Boeing.

Purchase agreement will be signed on Friday (18 / 1). U.S. President Barack Obama is following the ASEAN Summit to witness the signing of the sale and purchase contract.

In this sale, Lion Air will buy 201 737 MAX aircraft with engine has been upgraded. In addition, the Indonesia national airline will also buy 29 737-900s air craft types.

Lion Air President Director Rusdi Kirana said the new aircraft that have advanced technology and highly efficient Lion Air will help develop low-cost carrier. "The addition of these aircraft will also add new routes," he said, Friday (18/11).

RBC Capital Markets analyst Rob Stallard said, the purchase of plane by Lion Air made as an big deal for Boeing. "It means a lot to improve security to Boeing and MAX," he said.


Friday, November 18, 2011

AirAsia will move its regional office to Jakarta


Low-cost carrier, AirAsia has said it will focus work on the ASEAN market. Unmitigated AirAsia will move its regional office to Jakarta next year.

"We want to be the ASEAN airline. We probably bring most ASEAN passengers than other airlines, "said CEO of Air Asia, Tony Frenandes at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit in Bali International Convention Center, Nusa Dua, on Thursday (17/11).

AirAsia's regional offices will move from Kuala Lumpur to Jakarta. The launch of the new office itself will take place in January 2012. Tony said AirAsia moved into offices in Jakarta because the office was located ASEAN secretariat in Jakarta. "We want to show that we are no longer a carrier of Malaysia, Thailand, or Indonesia. But we are an ASEAN airline, "he said.

In addition to moving his office, AirAsia will add approximately 100 of the aircraft next year. These planes will serve particular routes in ASEAN. "The problem is, every airline is now looking for the plane. It is a nice problem, "he said. Tony adds, AirAsia is targeting growth of its business was not too affected by floods in Thailand. The company is still optimistic that could grow 20% this year.

Regarding the ASEAN open sky policy, Tony said he really supported it and did not see the risk of Indonesian airlines will lose the market. "Let us be more confident. What is good for the people of Indonesia? I think AirAsia has been quite beneficial to many people of Indonesia, business, hotels, labor, and the pilot is growing. We must think big, think ASEAN, if not we will be beaten by China and India," he said.


Saturday, November 12, 2011

CITILINK new flight routes: Surabaya to DENPASAR


Citilink, a strategic business unit of Garuda Indonesia Tbk opened new flight routes, ie from Surabaya to Denpasar and vice versa, yesterday. The opening of this route has been carried out following the arrival of two Airbus A320 aircraft.

"Bali is a very popular destination for prospective passengers in Surabaya and East Java," said Elisa Lumbantoruan, Chief Financial Officer Garuda Indonesia and Vice President of Citilink.

According to the plan, CITILINK will serve the Surabaya - Denpasar route twice daily, ie at 09:00 and 17:20 AM. While the flight from Denpasar to Surabaya at 11:20 AM and 19:40 AM.

During this time, Citilink serves Jakarta - Denpasar route, but do not have a route Denpasar - Surabaya. To inaugurate the opening of the new route, Citilink provides efficient promo fare of IDR 79,000 only.

With the arrival of two planes of Airbus A320, said Elisa, Citilink will also continue to expand its service network and increase flight frequency. During this time, Citilink provides low cost carrier. Citilink flights routes include the Jakarta - Medan, Jakarta - Denpasar and Surabaya - Batam, to Banjarmasin, Balikpapan and Ujungpandang.

Citilink as the Garuda Indonesia business unit that specializes in serving these low-cost flights from next year will be separated from Garuda Indonesia. The company will receive an initial capital injection of USD 100 billion to spin off that will be done in the first quarter or later than the second quarter of 2012.

Today, Citilink is in the process of taking care of Airline Operating License. The company also must operate a minimum of 10 units of aircraft as a stand-alone airline.


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

NYK suffers US$150 million first half LOSS, expects losses to widen


NYK LINE, Japan's second largest container carrier, has followed MOL and "K" Line in posting half year losses - in its case, a US$150.3 million loss with an estimate of full-year decline of $225 million.

From April to September, NYK’s revenues shrank 9.8 per cent to $11.35 billion while costs rose 0.4 per cent. Operating losses totalled $120.4 million against an operating profit of $961 million in the same period last year.

The carrier's container business posted a loss of $86 million, compared with an operating profit of $213 million a year earlier. Liner revenue was down 12.1 per cent to $1.4 billion.

North American and European trades suffered from declining rates due to overcapacity, said NYK. South American trades had a good supply-demand balance in the past six months, but rates were weak.

For the full fiscal year ending March 30, 2012, NYK lowered its group-wide revenue forecast 5.5 per cent to $22.7 billion, expecting an operating loss of $131 million and a $280 million loss on recurring operations.

The world's 11th biggest carriers said running in the red was due to strong yen and weak global economy with "tepid" container volume, overcapacity and falling rates. The operating environment has been very harsh over the past six months and is expected to be difficult next year.

NYK projects the yen will stay strong against the dollar and the bunker prices will remain high. A strong yen impairs the performance of Japanese carriers because revenues are mainly in US dollars while most of their expenses are in yen.

Also, the recent flooding in Thailand will have negative impact on its car carrier volumes, said NYK, but its dry bulk section is promising, while the tanker division is suffering from a supply-demand imbalance due to the deployment of new vessels.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Airline Operating License for a NEW airline, PT Pacific Royale Airways


Business aviation in Indonesia will be more crowded. Ministry of Transportation has issued the Airline Operating License for a new airline, PT Pacific Royale Airways.

Bambang S. Ervan, Head of Public Relations Ministry of Transportation explained, after obtaining the Airline Operating License (SIUAU/NB-025), the airlines owned by businessman Gunawan Goenarni still have to take care of Air Operator Certificate (AOC). Bambang said, Ministry of Transportation is giving a year to Pacific Royale for the care of the AOA certificate. "After that, they can fly," said Bambang.

Referring to data from the Ministry of Transportation, each year, the number of airline passengers increased by approximately 10% to 15%. As an illustration, in 2009, the total number of passenger in Indonesia reached 48.8 million passengers, while in 2010 rose to 16% reaching 58.3 million passengers. Ministry of Transportation count, number of passengers this year will reach 64.5 million, up 9% from last year. While in the next three years, in 2014, airline passengers will jump up to reach 98.1 million passengers.

Refers to data growth, apparently, business aviation, particularly the scheduled flights are currently only served by 18 airlines still continue to attract.

Samudera Sukardi, Project Director of Royale Pacific Airways explains, his company was ready to meet government requirements, namely to operate a minimum of 10 aircrafts and will serve domestic and international routes.

Pacific Royale plans to go into full service. The move will certainly make a market in full service airlines are currently only served by PT Garuda Indonesia Tbk will be getting tougher. Reason, the full service airline market share only 20% of total passengers. And in the near future, PT Lion Air through its subsidiary company, PT Space Aviation and PT Sriwijaya Air Service will also be entered in this premium service airline.

Pujobroto, VP of Corporate Communications, Garuda Indonesia confirms it is ready to compete with new competitors, Pacific Royale Airways. According Pujo, the potential for air passengers in Indonesia is still very open big. "At this time of the 230 million Indonesian population, only 20 million who use air transportation," he said. Similar statements are also presented Edward Sirait, Director of Lion Air. "The demand will continue to rise," said Edward.


Monday, November 7, 2011

NOL posts quarterly US$91 million LOSS with full-year decline expected


SINGAPORE's Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) has announced a net loss of US$91 million for the third quarter compared to a profit of US$282 million in the same period last year.

The group said its APL Logistics business reported higher revenue and a nine per cent year to date gain in operating profit, but container shipping dragged down overall results.

"The liner shipping industry is faced with slowing trade demand, excess capacity and fuel costs that are significantly higher than a year ago," said CEO Ng Yat Chung. "Our urgent priority is to drive down costs and increase efficiency."

NOL reported third quarter revenue of US$2.2 billion, down nine per cent from a year ago. It announced an operating profit loss for the period of US$72 million. In the first nine months, NOL's net loss stood at US$158 million.

APL, the liner shipping business of NOL, reported increased volume of seven per cent in the third quarter of 2011. Revenue declined 12 per cent and the business announced a Core EBIT loss of US$88 million. Revenue per FEU was 19 per cent lower in the third quarter of 2011 compared to the same period in 2010. Fuel prices increased 45 per cent in the third quarter from the same period a year ago.

"Higher volume was offset by increased fuel cost and lower freight rates," said APL president Kenneth Glenn. "In this environment, we must continue to concentrate on operational efficiency and managing costs down."

APL Logistics, NOL's supply chain management business, reported third quarter revenue of US$333 million, up 10 per cent from a year ago. Third quarter operating profit stood at US$16 million, down 11 per cent from a year ago. In the first nine months, APL Logistics has reported revenue of US$1 billion, up 15 per cent from 2010.

"We achieved our highest average weekly revenue ever during the third quarter and we continue to invest for growth," said APL Logistics president Jim McAdam. "But at the same time, we are actively managing costs as a reflection of uncertain economic conditions."

The group said that global economic conditions have not improved and with continued low freight rates in container shipping and slowing trade demand, it expects to report a loss for the full year in 2011.

picture: / source: shippinggazette

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Indonesia's COFFEE exports in September 2011 fell 35%


Indonesia coffee export performance worse off. International Coffee Organization (ICO) noted, Indonesia's coffee exports in September 2011 just as much as 225 000 sacks or 13,500 tones. This figure is down 35.71% from August 2011 of 350,000 bags or 21,000 tones.

Sabam Malau, Chairman of North Sumatra Coffee Forum (NSCF), said the decline in the volume of coffee exports was due to several things. First, the coffee exporters tend to hold the sale because of waiting for high prices. Second, high production costs make coffee exporters prefer to sell to the domestic market.

Third, winches fruit pest of coffee (PBKo) that attack the coffee beans to make the production go down. "It also affected the economic turmoil that hit the United States and Europe," said Sabam.

The volume of coffee exports in September this year too muddy when compared to the volume of export in September last year. Citing the ICO data, September 2010, the volume of Indonesia's export 650,000 bags (39,000 tons) or exceed 65.38%, compared to September.

In addition to falling export volumes, coffee prices plummeted participate in the international market. Average daily price of robusta coffee in September is U.S. $ 2.13 cents per pound. As for October, down to U.S. $ 1.93 cents per pound. Sadarsah, exporters of coffee from Sumatra, said the decline in export volumes of coffee because the coffee crisis happened because virtually the entire world that its impact is still felt to this day.

While world coffee prices declined, but Sabam said the price of coffee beans in the local market tends to increase. Sabam pointed out, during the last 2 weeks the price of grain coffee beans from IDR 20,000 per kg – IDR 21,000 per kg, raise to IDR 26,000 per kg – IDR 27,000 per kg. As for the price of coffee beans already shelled condition, which was IDR 50,000 per kg become IDR 64,000 per kg – IDR 65,000 per kg. "I also wonder why this could happen," said Sabam.

Trend of rising prices of coffee beans at the farm level because coffee exporters make purchases that are higher than the standard price. "If the first exporters profited $ 20,000, now they are for-to the farmers," said Sabam.


Thursday, November 3, 2011

On Time Performance of domestic airlines improved


The results of performance evaluation of six airlines in On Time Performance (OTP) during January to June 2011 improved from the Ministry of Transportation mentions nothing of the carriers with the OTP into the red category.

Ministry of Civil Air Transport airline grouping On Time Performance level below 70% into the red category, airlines OTP rate between 70% to 80% into the yellow category, and is already above 80% or as high as 90% into the green category.

Garuda Indonesia managed to have the highest On Time Performance compared with the five-Commerce Business Entity scheduled air transportation that is 86.22%.

Meanwhile Lion Air occupies the lowest position in the OTP. However, based on these data, Lion Air's performance is getting better with OTP rate of 70.16%. Earlier in the year 2010 amounted to 66.60%.

Bambang S Ervan, Head of Public Communication Center for Communication Ministry, said the OTP had been a 70% upward indicate if management and the various obstacles in the company was started solved. "Accuracy increases and schedule it's meant to reduce delay," said Bambang.

The airline is still below the 70% rate will be given guidance and sanctions if necessary. Most of the flight delay was caused by operational factors. Among others, waiting for the aircraft parking space available, refueling and waiting for the flight document creation.

According to Edward Sirait, general director of Lion Air, it continues to make improvements to increase the On Time Performance program to restructure passenger service time on the ground (ground time) and the addition of backup aircraft.

Elly Simanjuntak, PR Manager of Batavia Air, said there were other factors that influence the OTP, such as weather or delays caused by the airport. Until June 2011, Batavia Air OTP managed to obtain figures of 70.53%. Batavia Air also made various efforts to raise the On Time Performance. For example, who continue to do until now is a flight rescheduling by reducing the flight time slots that are too dense.


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

MOL suffers US$214.7 million half-year LOSS as sales FALL 11.9pc


JAPAN's biggest container carrier, Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), has posted a JPY4.82 billion (US$214.7 million) loss in the six months ending September 30 following a 11.9 per cent decline in revenue to JPY$717.3 trillion against a JPY48.2 billion profit loss suffered the year before.

"While the economies of the developed countries weakened, high growth continued in the emerging economies despite there being a slowing of growth stemming from monetary tightening amid concerns of inflation," said the MOL statement accompanying the results.

"In the US, personal consumption remained stagnant against the backdrop of the ongoing unemployment rate, the housing market remaining a rock bottom and soaring natural resources and energy prices.

"In Europe, the economy was weakened by insecurity of the financial system and austere fiscal policy in each country caused by sovereign risk. Exports also dropped, which resulted in low growth

"In China, although the rate for growth faltered as a result of monetary tightening measures to curb inflation, firm economic expansion continued.

"As for containerships, freight rates fell for the east west trade route because of lower than expected cargo trade and fuel costs increased as a result of rising bunker prices which put enormous pressure on the bottom line," MOL said.

"As a result, business performance over the first six months deteriorated considerably compared with the same period of the previous fiscal year and a loss was recorded.

"Regarding containerships, freight rates dropped as demand weakened amid lower than expected cargo trade in the east west trade route, and fuel costs increase due to rising bunker prices. [MOL suffers US$214.7 million half-year loss as sales fall 11.9pc]

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Finally, the Government of INDONESIA Bans Export of Raw RATTAN Materials


To encourage the competitiveness of the national rattan processing industry, the Indonesia government finally decided to ban export of raw rattan materials. Prohibition of export of rattan raw materials was also conducted in an effort to increase the added value and increase domestic employment, as well as stop the exploitation of natural resources rattan.

Minister of Industry Mohamad S Hidayat said prohibition of export of rattan raw materials are expected to revive the industrial centers such as Cirebon rattan, Kalimantan, and Sulawesi.

"We will push the domestic rattan processing activities that will not be exported rattan raw materials, instead of processed rattan products of high added value," said Hidayat.

He said, the export of rattan raw materials for this cause sluggishness in the domestic rattan industry. Because the price of goods from the importing countries of Indonesia rattan raw material is much cheaper.

"Exports of rattan raw materials had been encouraging the development of the rattan industry competitor countries that do not have a source of raw materials of rattan and vice versa the domestic rattan industry actually further decline."


Friday, October 28, 2011

SINGAPORE AIRLINES launches twice-weekly FREIGHTER services to FRANKFURT


Singapore Airlines Cargo will commence twice-weekly Boeing 747-400 freighter services to Frankfurt from November 2, 2011 to complement cargo capacity on its twice-daily passenger flights between Singapore and Frankfurt to meet demand for the city's major exports of machinery and automobile parts.

"These services are in line with our policy of matching capacity with demand. The freighter services to Frankfurt will give our customers more choice of flights to choose from and will play an important role in expanding two-way trade links with key markets in Asia and Europe," said senior vice president Tan Tiow Kor.

The flight SQ7382 will depart on Wednesday from Singapore at 1910 hrs, arrive in Bengaluru at 2100 hrs, depart 2255 hrs, arrive in Sharjah at 0130 hrs, depart 0225 hrs, arrive in Frankfurt 06:15 hrs.

On Thursdays flight SQ7381 will depart Frankfurt at 0850 hrs, arrive at Sharjah at 1750 hrs, depart 1900 hrs for arrival in Singapore at 0610 hrs. On Saturdays flight SQ7384 will depart from Singapore at 2305 hrs, arrive in Chennai at 0045 hrs, depart at 0245 hrs, arrive in Sharjah at 0535, depart 0635 hrs with arrival in Frankfurt at 1025 hrs.

On Sundays flight SQ7383 will depart Frankfurt at 1415 hrs, arrive in Sharjah 2315 hrs, depart 0025 hrs to arrive Singapore 1135 hrs.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

BUSINESS potential of INDONESIA cargo sea transport is still large


Indonesian National Shipowners Association (INSA) to project the growth of Indonesia sea freight cargo will reach one billion tons in 2015.

Chairman of Indonesian National Shipowners Association (INSA), Carmelita Hartoto said, referring to predictions of the projected growth of sea freight cargo  is an average of 7% per year.

Throughout last year Indonesia marine cargo transportation, both domestic and international reach 876.2 million tons. While at this year's Indonesia cargo sea transportation reached an estimated 937.5 million tons.

To achieve the above growth was indeed there is a concern because the impact of the economic crisis that hit Europe and the United States (U.S.). "So reach 1 billion tons of it indeed is a challenge," she said.

For that she hoped that the government would provide support in sea freight transportation. "We want that the government should also support such as for example in terms of taxation and tender," said Carmelita. For example, in terms of taxation, they asked the government to speed up the elimination of value-added tax (VAT) 10% to the national ship. Governments must also ensure the security of shipping with the formation of Coast Guard as soon as possible.

Carmenita also expressed at least until 2020 INSA will increase market share in the national ship overseas shipping sector to 20%. "We will take market share abroad. Figure it will try our passions," said Carmelita. In addition to the need for cooperation of government there are also some things that still be a challenge to reach those targets. Like, sailors deficit in the hundreds of thousands of people, the lack of a national vessel to serve overseas shipping, up to the readiness of special ships in the upstream oil and gas sector.

According to her, the need for Indonesia offshore vessels to serve the unmet needs of offshore oil there are still about 80 units. Procurement continues to be pursued fulfilled until 2015. "Fleet that unmet are heavy ships such as for offshore oil drilling because it was expensive," said Carmelita.


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

INDONESIA fish EXPORT target to non-traditional markets INCREASED to 25% in 2012


Indonesia fish export target in 2012. Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) began looking for other fishery products export markets besides the U.S., EU and Japan, after these countries are experiencing an economic slowdown.

During this, around 90% of Indonesia fishery exports is going to these three countries.

In a meeting with House Commission IV, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries said one of their programs in the future is to export re-orientation. Share of fish exports to US, EU and Japan countries will be transferred to other potential markets such as China, Middle East and Africa which are currently only about 10% to 25%.

"The next year of fishery exports of U.S. $ 3.8 billion expected to export into these new markets," said Director General of Processing and Marketing of Fishery Products (P2HP), Victor Nikijuluw.

The entire continent of Africa are a potential market because although purchasing power is still low, the volumes are quite promising. Moreover, the market is absorbing processed fish products from Indonesia.

"The purchasing power is low but it fits with our products. For example 90% of our sardines, canned fish we are marketed to Africa and the Middle East," said Victor.

However, Victor said Indonesias fishing industry exports to traditional markets such as Western Europe, Japan and the U.S. will continue to be maintained. For these markets most of the exported commodities are fresh fish and shrimp. In 2011, the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries set of Indonesia target fish exports reached U.S. $ 3.2 billion.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

MSC joins CSAV/CMA Asia-west coast South America service


MSC joins CSAV/CMA Asia-West coast South America service. CSAV and CMA CGM have merged a service connecting Asia and the west coast of South America with a Mediterranean Shipping Co service, according to CMA CGM and research from American Shipper affiliate ComPair Data.

The move effectively means MSC has reformed its Andes Express service and merged it with CSAV and CMA CGM's Andex 1 loop, with MSC to eventually provide eight of the 11 ships in operation on the service. CSAV will provide two vessels and CMA CGM the other, with an average vessel capacity of 8,500 TEU, according to ComPair Data.

The rotation of the merged service, which is unchanged, is Chiwan, Hong Kong, Ningbo, Shanghai, Busan, Yokohama, Manzanillo (Mexico), Balboa, Callao, Iquique, San Antonio, San Vicente, San Antonio, Callao, Balboa, Manzanillo, Shanghai, Keelung and Chiwan.

Meanwhile, according to ComPair Data many of the vessel deployed by MSC will remain on Andex loop 1.

The Andex 2 loop will have a revised rotation of Xingang, Qingdao, Busan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Xiamen, Hong Kong, Chiwan, Busan, Manzanillo (Mexico), Lazaro Cardenas, Balboa, Buenaventura, Lazaro Cardenas, Manzanillo, Yokohama and back to Xingang. The new rotation Asia-West coast South America service add a second, westbound call at Lazaro Cardenas, and a call at Balboa, while dropping calls at Puerto Quetzal and Guayaquil.

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

IMPORT of FOOD and BEVERAGES from MALAYSIA increase 67.73%


Malaysian entrepreneurs more incentive to go to Indonesia. Besides investing in oil palm plantations, Malaysia food and beverage entrepreneurs also aggressively market their products to Indonesia. This also causes a food and beverage imports from Malaysia increased rapidly.

Data from the surveyor who prepared by the Indonesian Employers Association(Apindo) mentions, food and beverage products imported from Malaysia during January to September 2011 reached U.S. $ 43.12 million. Its value soared 67.7% from the same period in 2010.

Instead, the value of imports during the first nine months of this year already passed the total value of imports of food and beverages from Malaysia last year amounted to U.S. $ 36.56 million. In fact, Malaysia controls 24% of total food imports of Indonesia. It also makes Malaysia as the largest food and beverage exporting country to Indonesia.

Chairman of the Indonesian Food and Beverage Industry Association (Gapmmi) Adhi S. Lukman said, the surge in imports of Malaysian food is quite alarming. Imports from Malaysia easier because of its location near the entrance. More over, the food tastes of the two countries was almost the same. "The Malaysian government also strongly supports the industry by subsidizing sugar and fuel," said Adhi.

Food and beverage products imported from Malaysia are snacks, chocolate, coconut milk, milk, and soft drinks. Besides Malaysia, the imports from Vietnam, although still small should also be wary of. Throughout January-September 2011, drinks food imports from Vietnam reached U.S. $ 2.21 million or an increase of 551.85%. According to Adhi, Vietnam want to emulate Singapore, although a small country but its trade forward.

Total value of imports of food and beverages from around the country that recorded during the nine month U.S. $ 176.07 million. That figure is up 16.15% from the same period of 2010.

Imports are dominated by countries in the ASEAN region whose value reached U.S. $ 85.83 million or an increase of 28.32%. While imports from China amounted to U.S. $ 23.56 million. The value of imports from China rose 5.26%, but the portions of the total imports decreased from 14.76% to 13.37%.

Deputy Secretary General Apindo Franky Sibarani said, the increase in imports from countries in the ASEAN region, especially Malaysia into a separate warning for Indonesia prior to entering the ASEAN Economic Community by 2015. "Let us not only used for 50% of the ASEAN market in Indonesia," he said.

Actually, imported products on the market far larger than officially recorded data import. Franky said, illegal food imports could reach double the official imports. The illegall imported products that enter through the unofficial ports in very much. Whereas imported products should only go through the 5 port official imports.

Therefore, Gampmmi asked for the government more stringent oversee the unofficial harbor. The government should also increase the competitiveness of domestic industries, such as building infrastructure and meet the needs of industrial gases. To suppress the amount if imported food and beverages from Malaysia, policies of each ministries should also be aligned. The government must clearly give their attention on the industry to add value rather than trade alone.


Friday, October 21, 2011

Trade Expo Indonesia 2011 earned U.S. $ 33.9 million transactions on the first day


The first day of implementation of Trade Expo Indonesia (TEI) 2011 generated a total business deals worth U.S.$ 33.9 million.

The most popular products on October 19, 2011 on TEI 2011 includes furniture, coffee, cosmetics and herbal products, wood products, as well as agricultural products. The event is in conjunction with the change of ministers was attended by 2,278 buyers from 65 countries. Approximately 84.9% of which came from non-traditional markets including developing countries, while the remaining 15.1% came from traditional country.

Director General of Export Development Ministry of Industry, Hesti Indah Kresnarini said, dominated portion of nontraditional buyers in this Trade Expo Indonesia 2011 indicate the success of market diversification efforts. "It's important to leverage the growth of Indonesian non-oil exports amid the global crisis," she explained.

It is considered to be one contributor to the recording business transactions in TEI 2011 because the concept of the pavilion main product (APU) that carries the concept of revitalization. The concept that display creativity and environmentally friendly. Area that displays the main product was built with construction materials, mostly recyclable.

As an illustration, the event was composed of zone 10 +10 +3 products (main products, potentially, services), the Primaniyarta 2010 zone (award-winning performance of exports), and the creative industry zones (products exporting culture-based creative and technology).

In addition, the Trade Expo Indonesia 2011 area also includes Global Brands (national brands worldwide), Eco-Products zones (eco-friendly products), and Services zones (products of international standard service).

Hesti said, the concept was to make one which is eco-friendly products Tata Air Unit attract local buyers from the manufacturing sector, hospitals, and offices. In fact, air conditioning innovate energy saving by 25% compared to conventional air conditioners that make buyers from the United States and the Netherlands to explore the trade contract with the company concerned.

The products mentioned can maintain indoor humidity below 60%, he said, was awarded the ASEAN Energy Award for the period 2007-2011. Besides air conditioning products, tire and batik parang products to be one product on the Trade Expo Indonesia (TEI) 2011 that became a worldwide mainstay of national brands.


Thursday, October 20, 2011

MSC folds Andes loop into CSAV-CMA CGM's Asia-South America service


MSC folds Andes loop. GENEVA's Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), the world's second largest carrier, has cancelled its Andes Express service and has joined a CSAV - CMA CGM service between Asia and the west coast of South America.

A total of 11 ships will be deployed in the revamped Andex 1 string, with eight vessels from MSC, two from CSAV and one from CMA CGM, according to ComPair Data, adding that the average vessel capacity will reach 8,500 TEU.

The newly merged service will call at Shenzhen-Chiwan, Hong Kong, Ningbo, Shanghai, Busan, Yokohama, Manzanillo-Mexico, Balboa, Callao, Iquique, San Antonio, San Vicente, San Antonio, Callao, Balboa, Manzanillo, Shanghai, Keelung and back to Shenzhen-Chiwan.

Ships displaced by MSC's arrival on the Andex string will join its Andex 2 loop, calling at Xingang, Qingdao, Busan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Xiamen, Hong Kong, Shenzhen-Chiwan, Busan, Manzanillo (Mexico), Lazaro Cardenas, Balboa, Buenaventura, Lazaro Cardenas, Manzanillo, Yokohama and back to Xingang.

The new Andex 2 rotation adds a second westbound call at Lazaro Cardenas, and Balboa, but drops Puerto Quetzal and Guayaquil. MSC folds Andes loop.

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