Saturday, April 30, 2011

The number of GARUDA INDONESIA online ticket sales will exceed sales manual in 2015

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PT Garuda Indonesia Tbk (GIAA) will increase ticket sales through the Internet or e-commerce. The target, in the next four years, online ticket sales already exceeding the manual way.

"This is a step streamline operational costs for the company," said Senior General Manager of e-Commerce Joseph Adrian Saul Garuda Indonesia in Jakarta.

For that Garuda Indonesia will continue to strengthen the system of information technology (IT) for Garuda Indonesia website, expanding banking partners the payment channel, and method of payment.

"For the partners of our financial institutions are working with Visa and Mastercard. In the future we will hold the Bank Mandiri, BCA and BII for payments via debit cards than credit cards," he explained.

As for payment method is being explored in collaboration with Pay Pal and develop pattern-style payment Pay Pal with a local bank.

"We want to facilitate all the customers who want to buy tickets online, because it had many payment channels. In addition, if the purchase price will be done via the internet 10% cheaper than the public rate," he said.

Marketing & Sales Director (Executive) Garuda Indonesia, M. Arif Wibowo added, the current contribution of sales through the Internet and e-commerce has only reached 5%. "With an increasingly broad education, the future of e-commerce will become increasingly popular in the community," he said.

Garuda Indonesia also has appointed BII as one of the payee bank Garuda ticket from a travel agency partners (sub-agent) Garuda Indonesia.

He explained that through this cooperation partner travel agents (sub-agent) Garuda Indonesia can pay the ticket without having to come to the bank. Garuda Indonesia ticket payment can be made online through BII CoOLPAY - which is an Internet based Payment Gateway solutions.

This cooperation is intended to make it easy for partners Garuda Indonesia sub agent in making payments.


Friday, April 29, 2011

Good news from Japan: MOL profit up 358pc, NYK, 'K' Line erase 2009 losses


JAPAN's big three container shipping companies "K" Line, MOL and NYK, posted good results at the end of their shared fiscal year of 2010, ending March 31, all declaring profits, and two erasing losses suffered in the downturn of 2009.

The biggest Japanese carrier, ranked 11th in the world, Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) posted a year-on-year 358 per cent net profit increase to JPY5.8 billion (US$700 million), drawn on revenues of JPY1.5 trillion, an increase of 14 per cent.

Looking back, MOL said "since FY2009, we have continued effecting various measures such as cutting costs through fuel savings by slow steaming as well as reducing other cargo expenses, improving efficiency through the optimisation of our organisation both in Japan and overseas to enhance cost competitiveness.

"Regarding principal cargo trade lifted by economic recovery, it improved considerably from the previous fiscal year for the east-west trade route and south north trade routes and improved slightly from the previous fiscal years for intra-Asia which was fast to recover from the Lehman shock," said the MOL statement.

"In the Asia-North American routes in addition to extending the Asia North American west coast route to include Laem Chabang port (Thailand) we executed a super slow steam operation. In addition we opened up an Asia North American east coast route via the Suez Canal and an Asia North American north west coast route. In the Asia Europe routes, we reorganised the Japan and south China-Europe route and we became the first Japanese shipping company to add Vietnam as a direct port call on European routes" MOL said.

The No 2 Japanese carrier, ranked 12th in the world, Nippon Yusen Kabushiki (NYK) posted operating profits up 13.7 per cent to $23.78 billion that erased a 2010 operating loss of $200 million in 2009.

NYK recalled that "costs rose during the fiscal year as the price of bunker oil soared, but the segment held the increase down with cost cutting measures including streamlining services and starting the environmentally conscious operation of vessels at reduced speeds. As a result the liner trade segment's results improved dramatically, rebounding to profit following a loss in the previous year.

"In the liner trade cargo traffic is likely to be largely robust overall, but profits may be squeezed by soaring bunker oil prices and an increase in supply of shipping space coupled with a decline in transport volumes in the wake of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake," said the NYK statement.

NYK container shipping increased 22.2 per cent and services were expanded by deploying more vessels. Cargo volume was robust in the first half of 2010 despite strong demand from emerging market economies, particularly in Asia.

The No 3 carrier, ranked 15th in the world, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha ("K" Line) posted a full fiscal year profit of JPY30.6 billion (US$368 million) erasing FY2009 loss of JPY68.7 billion, earnings drawn on revenues of JPY985 billion, a 17.5 per cent increase year on year.

Said "K" Line: "The containership business saw a strong recovery in cargo movement, particularly on outward cargo from Asia. Although there were some adverse developments in freight rates because of seasonable factors, the increase in shipping capacity supply slowed because of eco-friendly slow steaming by various shipping companies and there was some recover in rates.

"'K' Line Group continued its concerted efforts to effect a restoration of freight charges in the containership segment and to reduce costs through slow steaming and other initiatives. As a result consolidated operating revenues for the 2010 fiscal year were JPY58.6 billion, an increase of JPY147 billion over the previous year," said the "K" Line statement accompanying the results.

"Cargo movements on European service routes recovered strongly and the number of loaded containers from Asia to Northern Europe and the Mediterranean rose 13 per cent over the previous year. The number of loaded containers shipped from northern Europe and the Mediterranean to Asia was up one per cent while European service routes grew eight per cent overall," said "K" Line.

"As a result the containership business segment reported operating revenues of JPY444.9 billion and an operating income of JPY29.6 billion," said "K" Line.


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Sunday, April 24, 2011

MAERSK wins international MARITIME CENTRE AWARD in Singapore

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AP MOLLER-MAERSK has received the International Maritime Centre (IMC) Award 2011 from the Maritime Port and Authority of Singapore in recognition of the group's "significant" contributions to the Lion City's development as a maritime centre and its impact on the Singapore economy, according to the group.

"We are convinced that Singapore will continue to be a powerhouse for growth in south east Asia and in the world. With its strong tradition for business dialogue and determination to stay competitive, we believe Singapore will also constantly adjust to the changing needs of shipping," said Nils Andersen, partner and group CEO, who was in town to deliver the Singapore Maritime Lecture and receive the accolade on behalf his company.

The IMC award was presented by the Minister of Transport Raymond Lim at a ceremony earlier this month.

"Singapore, as a global hub for global business, has become a natural second headquarter for AP Moller-Maersk. It is the only other place in the world, outside of Copenhagen, to house more than 10 of the group's business units. Singapore is also where the group has the most number of its ships flagged outside of Denmark," a company statement said.

It said that by the end of this year, Maersk will have about 107 vessels and rigs flagged in Singapore, adding up to over 5.5 million gross tons and making it the largest vessel owner in the city state.


Monday, April 18, 2011

Garuda Indonesia Airways grab Singapore Airlines MARKET

The airline Garuda Indonesia Airways began to seize market foreign airlines, including Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines who could fill in the gaps for the overseas Garuda Indonesia flight routes.

Currently, several international flights such as to Japan, Seoul, Hong Kong, and China, could be said Garuda Indonesia has become the primary choice in upper secondary market. Average monthly load factor according to Director of Marketing and Sales Arif Wibowo, reaching more than 80%.

"Only Japan has decreased by about 15% because of the earthquake and tsunami a while back. But we believe this market will soon recover. Japan is one of a solid international routes," said Arif in Toulouse, France, when to pick up a new aircraft of Garuda Indonesia, Airbus 330-200.

Met separately in Toulouse, President Director Danny Limarga Shilla Tour, said of a thousand inbound tourists per year that he signed, almost all using Garuda Indonesia, except for a flight to Amsterdam. "Frequency of Garuda Indonesia flight to Amsterdam was still a little. But for countries in Asia, Garuda Indonesia has become the primary choice. For Shilla Tour is perfect because we were working on upper middle-market tourists," said Danny. In the future, Danny hoped Garuda Indonesia could increase flight routes to countries in Europe. Also strengthening the flight route in Asian countries.

The same hope is presented by Eka Moncarre, Managing Director of Panorama Tour of Europe. Eka explains, the French tourism market relatively unaffected by the world financial crisis. "They rarely play the stock, so not too affected. That's why, demand for travel to Indonesia, especially Java and Bali continue to rise, "said Eka at Paris.

In 2010, the number of French tourists to Indonesia, which is handled Panorama reach 100 thousand people. From the number, 70% of them targeting the island of Java and Bali. "That's why, we hope that Garuda Indonesia can fly longer of Paris routes. Tourists market in this country is big enough," said Eka.

By the closing of Paris track around 1994, the current French tourists who came to Indonesia was forced to bundle with other foreign airlines such as Singapore Airlines and Malaysia airlines. "This is related to additional tariffs, due to use of Garuda Indonesia, the first tourists to be flown to Amsterdam. That is why, we sincerely hope Garuda again fly over Paris," said Eka.

Arif Wibowo said the management of Garuda Indonesia already had plan to open new routes in several Europe countries, including Paris, France. To support the plan, Garuda Indonesia has ordered the aircraft that can serve long-distance direct flights.

Vice President of Marketing Garuda Indonesia, Don JP Bustan, the French gave similar statement. Management of Garuda Indonesia, he said, did have a plan to immediately fly several European countries, including Paris, France."Routes to be flown are in the study. We still measured the needs work on the main market in business class, including the leisure market with more economic tariffs," he said.


Friday, April 15, 2011

Neptune Orient Lines to switch to low sulphur fuel in Singapore


CONTAINER shipping and logistics group NOL has announced that its vessels will start using cleaner burning, low sulphur fuel at ports in Singapore, where the company is based.

The move to convert to marine gas oil while at berth will affect all 80 of the vessels operated by APL, the group's container shipping line, which make more than 900 port calls in the Lion City annually.

APL president Eng Aik Meng said: "We feel a responsibility to manage the environmental impact of global trade.”

The decision is expected to reduce sulphur oxide emissions from the carrier's ships by almost 90 per cent. "Sulphur oxides are considered a key component of acid rain. Ash and particulate matter emissions could be reduced by 80 per cent to 90 per cent," a statement from the parent group said.

Said Maritime and Port Authority chief Lam Yi Young: "We greatly welcome APL's decision to switch to using low sulphur fuel in Singapore and hope that more shipping companies will follow APL's lead in doing so.”

The switch to cleaner burning fuel is said to have beaten a deadline set by the International Maritime Organisation that has been adopted by Singapore so calls for the sulphur content of marine fuel be reduced to 3.5 per cent in 2012 and to 0.5 per cent by 2020. The marine gas oil the container shipping line will use in Singapore has an average sulphur content of 0.25 per cent, the statement said.

According to the company, it began its voluntary fuel switching programme in Los Angeles and Seattle in 2007. It has since extended the initiative to Vancouver, Hong Kong, New York and New Jersey.

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Friday, April 8, 2011

CITILINK will operate AIRBUS A320 in July 2011


Strategic business unit of PT Garuda Indonesia Tbk, Citilink will use its new fleet, the Airbus A320 in July 2011. The aircraft will be brought up to six units until the end of this year.

Finance Director of Garuda Indonesia, Elisa Lumbantoruan said, the procurement of modern aircraft are needed for business competition in the segment of low-cost airlines or low cost carrier (LCC).

Elisa explains, the arrival of the aircraft starting in July of two units, August and the remaining two units are expected to come until the end of the year. "Procurement done gradually," Elisa said.

The former boss of PT Hewlett Packard Indonesia, said the reason the election as a fleet of Airbus A320s which will be operated in the near future because of availability of aircraft and crew that is possible than the Boeing 737-800 NG. In addition, with a capacity of Airbus A320 can be maximized to 188 passengers, will be more efficient for Citilink. While competitors have been operating the fleet with the latest type and has a maximum capacity.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

UPS Launches DIRECT FLIGHTS from Hong Kong to EUROPE

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UPS has launched direct flights from Hong Kong to Europe, enabling the company to offer next-day delivery coverage for both packages and heavy freight to Europe from Hong Kong.

With the addition of four direct flights, UPS now offers a total of 11 flights from Hong Kong to Europe each week. This gives companies in the region easier access and more options to conduct business with Europe.

The new daily direct flights will link Hong Kong with Cologne, Germany, Monday to Thursday using modern B747-400 aircraft. They will operate in addition to the seven flights that UPS already offers each week between Hong Kong and Cologne via Dubai.

The new service offers wide coverage across Europe reaching 34 countries with non-dutiable small package and letters service, and 18 countries with dutiable small package service.

With the UPS express freight service, shipments can be delivered in one day to 18 countries and 39 cities across Europe, including Paris, Milan, Prague, Frankfurt, Madrid, Barcelona and Copenhagen.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Garuda Indonesia airlines needs 120 NEW pilots per YEAR

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Garuda Indonesia airlines require at least 120 new pilots per year. The pilots are for manning the fleet which continues to grow and replace the retired pilots. As stated by Garuda Indonesia's vice president of Flight Operations, Capt. S Samad.

"Last year we added 24 aircrafts. While this year we will add 11 planes: 9 aircrafts of B737-800 NG and 2 aircrafts of A330-200, "he said.

According to Samad, based on the Quantum Leap program, until 2015 Garuda Indonesia requires an additional 800 pilots. By 2015, the number of aircraft used by Garuda Indonesia planned totaling 116 units.

Currently, the pilot of Garuda Indonesia amounted to 820 personnel with 30 of them are pilots from overseas. Garuda Indonesia has a policy of 1:9 or an aircraft operated by 9 pilots, or 4.5 sets.

To meet the needs of pilots, Garuda Indonesia in collaboration with the two flight school. Namely, Sekolah Tinggi Penerbangan Indonesia (STPI) in Curug and Bali International Flight Academy (BIFA) in Bali. Each school is supplying 60 pilots per year.