Saturday, April 27, 2013

Lion Air Group Launches Batik Air

Lion Air and Batik Air

Lion Air Group will again hit the Indonesian aviation world with the launch of the latest airline subsidiary Batik Air to serve full service but at a cheaper price than are currently they have.

"Today we launched the latest airline, a subsidiary of Lion Air, the Batik Air, which will serve full services with competitive prices and excellent service," said Lion Air general director Edward Sirait while welcoming the arrival of the first Batik Air aircraft in Terminal 3 Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Cengkareng, Tangerang, on Thursday (25/4).

He adds to this new airline, it will put forward the concept of service excellence and timeliness. Regarding tariffs, of course, will be adjusted and will be more competitive than it already is today.

"We note the condition of the market, that go into the business, if the market vulnerable to price, we will consider. Full service different from the LCC (low cost carrier), frequent flyer passengers, the price is not the main, essential services and the timeliness of the service, "he said.

According to Edward Sirait, the presence of Batik Air not be a contender for full service airline that already exist today that Garuda Indonesia, but to be given the complement of air passenger growth of 20% per year

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

OOCL more than doubles profit in 2012


Hong Kong’s Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) more than doubled profit to US$197.2 million last year compared with US$86 million in 2011 on the back of higher freight rates and container volumes.

Profit of parent Orient Overseas (International) Ltd (OOIL) jumped 63 percent from $181.6 million to 296.4 million, reported the South china Morning Post.

The company, which is controlled by the family of former Hong Kong Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa, said it remained cautious on market outlook due to excess capacity and intense competition, which could pressure freight rates. Anaemic growth in the US and little improvement in Europe's economic conditions will make 2013 as "challenging" as last year for OOCL, said Ken Cambie, the chief financial officer of OOIL.

First-quarter cargo demand was as difficult as 2012 although container rates were higher than this time last year, he said.

Cambie said OOCL was looking to increase rates in the coming months as cargo contracts are renewed with freight owners on transpacific and Asia-Europe trades and general rate rises are implemented. Asked if there was concern cargo owners could resist rate rises, Cambie said OOCL was seeing a typically seasonal pattern with a weak January and this was expected to be followed by a stronger spring and summer.

Johnson Leung, the head of regional transport at Jefferies, said container lines are expected to get part of the planned $700 per TEU increase on Asia-Europe trades from March 15. Cambie said Soren Skou, the chief executive of Maersk Line, the world's largest container shipping company, expected freight rates would be higher in 2013 than last year.

But warning of potentially choppy conditions ahead, Cambie said there may be a trend of switching factory production back to the US, while Chinese manufacturers could refocus on the mainland's domestic market, creating a slowdown in exports. Both would hit cargo demand at a time when delivery of new container ship capacity will rise.

Some 274 container ships averaging 6,400 TEUs are set to be delivered globally this year, compared with 207 box ships averaging 6,100 TEUs that were delivered last year and 161 ships averaging 7,300 TEUs in 2014.

Cambie confirmed that the average load factor on OOCL's fleet of 98 ships fell to 73 per cent, down three per cent compared with 2011. But the firm was "quite happy to take 73 per cent and be profitable rather than 90 per cent and be losing money".

Jon Windham, the head of industrials research at Barclays, said OOIL "did well relatively" to comparable container lines. He added the outlook was "pretty negative, but probably accurate". Explaining the buoyant result of OOCL, Cambie said improving freight rate levels in the second quarter continued into the third quarter to give a much stronger second half.

OOCL posted a second half operating profit of $111 million against a US$38.3 million operating loss in the second half 2011. But he said there was a disappointing end to the year as freight rates and container volumes deteriorated in the fourth quarter.

Monday, February 25, 2013

KUALA NAMU Airport as an International Hub


PT Angkasa Pura II will make Kuala Namu Airport Medan as an international aviation hub, while Soekarno-Hatta Jakarta Cengkareng, as the domestic aviation hub.

Angkasa Pura II President Director Tri Sunoko said the commitment to make Kuala Namu airport as a international hub appropriate given its location geographically closer to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

Geographical advantages, making flights from Medan to be much more efficient to ASEAN countries and other countries rather than flying from Jakarta in terms of time and fuel.

Since January, Kuala Namu Airport running on shadow operation to test navigation equipment and radar airport.

If after operating officially later, it is optimistic that the airport is located in Deli Serdang, North Sumatra, it can shift the position of Singapore's Changi Airport and Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Airports.

Tri Sunoko insist the Soekarno-Hatta airport which operating since 1985 is still to be developed considering the capacity already exceeds the limit but will be focusing a collector for domestic airports.

Both airports are also considered in the list of airports that are used to deal with the ASEAN Open Sky 2015.

Therefore, it also requested the cooperation with stakeholders including the Ministry of Transportation in order to realize the plan's two airports. "These ideals we must work together," he said.

Ministry of Transportation reported that there were five airports are prepared to face the Asean Open Sky namely Soekarno Hatta (Jakarta), Juanda (Surabaya), Sultan Hasanuddin (Makassar), Kuala Namu Airport (Medan) and Ngurah Rai (Bali).

Friday, February 22, 2013

Domestic shipping deal sparks new talk of Cosco, CSCL merger

China’s two biggest container carriers, China Cosco and China Shipping Container Line (CSCL), are no strangers to bloody balance sheets. In the first half, China Cosco posted a loss of US$207 million, compared with a $151 million loss a year earlier.

CSCL had a first-half loss of $205 million, compared with a $100 million loss a year earlier. Rising fuel costs and falling freight rates, especially on Asia-Europe routes, are keeping the lines in the red.

Alphaliner reports that vessel utilisation levels on Asia-Europe have been below 90 percent since May this year, with weaker than expected peak season demand causing spot rates on Asia-EU and Asia-Med routes to fall by 40 percent.

As two massive, unwieldy state-owned shipping lines, one can’t help wondering what, if any, pressure there is for the carriers to improve their profitability. Shareholders are certainly not an issue.

But it seems that even Beijing has a limit when it comes to tolerating losses. Three beers into Friday’s happy hour, a buzzing Blackberry brought the news that China Cosco and CSCL planned to join forces in the domestic shipping market to try to weather the market downturn.

The carriers have agreed to jointly operate trade routes from northern and northeastern China to Fujian Province and Shantou in the southern province of Guangdong from mid-October. Both lines, which control 80 percent of the domestic shipping market between them, will supply the ships.

In a statement, Hong Kong-listed CSCL said the move was part of “intensive cooperation in domestic container shipping” between the lines.

What it also did was reignite long-running speculation that China’s two major carriers will merge. Back in May, we heard that the Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (ASAC), a statutory body that controls state-owned enterprises, had put pressure on the lines to combine operations in a bid to offset their huge losses.

At a casual glance it makes heaps of commercial sense. Why have two massive lines, both owned by the state, competing with each other on all routes? Merging CSCL and Cosco would create a carrier with a 1.3 million TEU capacity, close behind the world’s third biggest line, CMA-CGM. If done properly, a large but lean carrier offering economies of scale and serving all the main routes would be able to take on all the top lines.

There is a problem, however, which is that it would take a lengthy and Herculean effort to merge the two lines. Together, the companies operate about 140 shipping, port and even finance companies in a gigantic web of interests that would confuse even the most focused spider.

A top level merger may be some ways off, but joining forces on the domestic China trade could be the start of a consolidating move towards a bright and maybe even loss-free future.


Thursday, February 21, 2013

AirAsia NEW ROUTES: Singapore and Makassar Makassar-Kinabalu

Air Asia New Routes

AirAsia Indonesia will make Makassar as a hub for international routes from eastern Indonesia, with the opening of routes to explore Makassar - Singapore and Makassar - Kota Kinabalu.

Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia Indonesia Dharmadi said that with the opening of a sales office in Makassar is expected to start making capital of South Sulawesi as an international aviation hub, in addition to continue to develop domestic routes.

"We hope that soon we'll be the permission for opening the route to Singapore, Makassar could be a hub for international routes because of the closer here, including the Kinabalu," he said after opening a sales office in Makassar AirAsia Indonesia, Wednesday (20/2).

Dharmadi a former pilot, said after later getting permission Makassar - Singapore and Makassar - Kinabaru, the route can be connected with international routes have been opened by AirAsia Berhad are like Kuala Lumpur - Jeddah.

"So later on if it is open, it can be connected with a network of AirAsia, so from Makassar - Kuala Lumpur - Jeddah. Anniversary of Makassar is not too far either he said.

Nevertheless, the company also remains focused on domestic routes such as to Manado, Surabaya and Bali. The opening of the sales office located at Jalan Boulevard, Ruko Ruby, Panakukkang, Makassar, was inaugurated by national leaders as well as former Vice President Jusuf Kalla.

Sales office is the ninth of the total Indonesia AirAsia sales offices that are scattered in Jakarta, Bandung, Medan, Yogyakarta, Bali and Surabaya. Indonesia AirAsia is currently serving 70 routes, which are connected through six hubs namely Jakarta, Bandung, Bali, Surabaya, Medan and Makassar.

From the Makassar hub, already operates routes Makassar - Kuala Lumpur four times a week so it will be changed to daily, while for domestic routes from Makassar hub currently serves Makassar – Jakarta twice per day, Makassar - Balikpapan once, and at 1 March serving Bali, Manado, and Surabaya.

He said the government of Indonesia and Singapore also recently signed a bilateral agreement about the airline industry so that it can be used by the company and other airlines to explore the route to the land of the lion. "Basically, we have developed a connection from hub to hub, for example, from the hub of international routes to London and Singapore for example. Makassar location support," he said.
Dharmadi said that until now the company operates a fleet of some 22 aircraft and Makassar hub of which is allocated two planes.
He said the addition of the aircraft when it is supported also by the policy of the company aircraft rental. This year the company will add nine aircraft so that its fleet to 31 aircraft.

AirAsia Indonesia, he said, aims to add 10 aircraft per year in the next few years in line with the company's efforts in developing business expansion. This year the company expects the number of passengers could reach 8.5 million - 9 million compared with last year's 6 million passengers.

In that occasion, former Vice President who is currently the Chairman of the Red Cross Indonesia Jusuf Kalla said there are several ways to measure the development of an area and two of which productivity and facilities.

But he said if the area is already well in terms of productivity and connectivity facilities to be supported by other regions.

"Economic growth in Makassar is higher than the national economic growth of 6.2%, while the Makassar only 9% due to productivity as well, so this Makassar airport facilities in terms of the center position for a flight to the East and the West," Kalla said.

South Sulawesi Provincial Government Assistant Public Welfare Charity Natsir added just feel if AirAsia makes Makassar as an international aviation hub of eastern Indonesia. "In the last five years our economic growth above 8%, 8.46% to be exact, while we also keep inflation at the level of 3.2% is the lowest compared to other regions," he said.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

CMA CGM fleet receives highest score on rule compliance and safety


FRANCE's biggest carrier, CMA CGM, has received the highest score in its compliance with international regulations, says the Port State Control, an agency of 26 European states and Canada, checking into safety, regulatory compliance and pollution.

For this ranking, the agency verifies the state of vessels, the level of maintenance, the quality of the crew, and the procedures in place for the management of safety and pollution, CMA CGM said.

Since 2010, its vessels have been controlled by a rating implemented by the Paris Memorandum of Understanding, which is described as being one of the strictest in the world.

In case of poor performance, vessels and/or companies are subject to stricter and more frequent controls that can lead to detentions and bans.

This was a reaction to the failure of the flag states - especially flags of convenience that have delegated their task to classification societies - to comply with their survey and certification duties, Wikipedia explained.

"The CMA CGM Group places the health, security and safety of its crews, employees, transported goods and vessels at the forefront of its priorities," said Farid Salem, CMA CGM Group executive officer.

source: shipping gazette

Pengertian NILAI PABEAN sebagai dasar untuk perhitungan BEA MASUK impor

Bagi sebagian orang yang awam tentang proses impor, kata nilai pabean terasa asing bagi mereka. Dalam proses impor peran nilai pabean ini sangat penting karena menyangkut jumlah bea masuk dan pajak dalam rangka impor yang harus dibayar oleh importir. Dimana banyak sekali permasalahan yang terjadi dalam konteks nilai pabean ini karena belum jelasnya informasi mengenainya. Dalam tulisan ini akan saya coba paparkan dalam bahasa yang sederhana agar mudah dimengerti oleh orang awam tentang nilai pabean.

Nilai pabean adalah nilai transaksi dari barang impor yang memenuhi kriteria tertentu dan dalam international commercial tems (Incoterms) Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF). Nilai pabean adalah nilai transaksi barang atau bahasa mudahnya adalah harga yang disepakati untuk dibayar atau akan dibayar oleh pembeli (importir) kepada penjual (eksportir).

Komponen nilai pabean itu antara lain :

  1. Cost: yaitu harga dasar barang yang dibeli. Jadi misalnya anda berbelanja di toko online luar negeri katakanlah e-bay maka anda akan diperlihatkan data harga jual barang itu misalnya $10.00 nah inilah yang dimaksud dengan C (cost) itu.
  2. Kemudian komponen ke dua adalah F (freight) atau lebih dikenal dengan ongkos kirim atau ongkos angkut. Nah mengambil contoh penjualan e-bay tadi anda akan diberikan informasi juga mengenai shipping, yaitu biaya kirim misalnya dari USA ke Indonesia via USPS sebesar $15.00
  3. Komponen ketiga yaitu (I) Insurance yaitu biaya asuransi barang anda yang akan dikirim, untuk contoh di e-bay jarang penjual memberikan data tentang asuransi yang diperlukan untuk mengirimkan barang itu, tapi pada prinsipnya asuransi merupakan komponen nilai pabean. Jika tidak ada asuransi maka pihak BEA CUKAI akan menggunakan tarif tersendiri yaitu 0.5% dari nilai C&F (cost and Freight). Akan tetapi jika anda menutup polis asuransi barang anda di Indonesia maka nilai tersebut tidak akan dihitung sebagai komponen nilai pabean.

Nah dari ketiga komponen tersebut kemudian dijumlahkan maka akan diperoleh nilai pabean. Sebagai contoh jika kita pakai kasus e-bay tadi maka nilai pabean atas impor tersebut menjadi C ($10.00) + F ($15.00) = CNF $ 25.00, asuransi tidak ada dikenakan 0.5% x $25 = $ 0.125 sehingga total nilai pabean menjadi $25.00 + $ 0.123 = $ 25,125.00. Anda lihat jadi Nilai pabeannya tidak $ 10.00 tapi $ 25,125.00 setelah ditambahkan komponen lainnya tadi.

Selanjutnya kita akan simulasikan perhitungan bea masuk dan pajak dalam rangka impor yang harus anda bayar. Setelah kita mengetahui nilai pabean dari barang impor kita, maka kita akan dapat menghitung bea masuk dan pajak impor yang harus dibayar.

Tarif bea masuk dari barang impor bervariasi tergantung pos tarif dari barang impor tersebut dalam Buku Tarif Bea Masuk Indonesia (BTBMI) yang selalu berubah seiring kebijakan pemerintah terhadap barang impor. Sebagai contoh jika anda mengimpor mainan boneka senilai simulasi e-bay diatas yaitu $ 25,125.00 maka terlebih dahulu kita cari pos tarifnya di BTBMI yaitu termasuk pada pos tarif 9503.00.21.00 dengan bea masuk sebesar 15%, Ppn 10% dan Pph psl 22 7,5% tanpa API (angka Pengenal Importir).

Setelah diketahui tarif bea masuknya maka kita menghitung Nilai Dasar Penghitungan Bea Masuk (NDPBM) dengan cara mengkonversikan nilai pabean tadi ke dalam kurs rupiah sesuai tarif yang berlaku. Misalnya Rp. 8,800.00/USD, maka diperoleh NDPBM sebesar USD 25,125.00 x Rp. 8,800.00 = Rp. 221,000.00

Maka bea masuk yang harus dibayar adalah :

Rp. 221,000 x 15% = Rp. 33,165.00

Untuk menghitung Ppn dan Pph terlebih dahulu kita mencari Nilai Impor yaitu NDPBM ditambah jumlah bea masuk yang harus dibayar yaitu : Rp. 221,00 + Rp. 33,165  = Rp. 254,265 maka nilai impor didapat. Setelah itu menghitung pajak dalam rangka impor dengan cara :

Ppn = Rp. 254,265 x 10% = Rp. 25,426.50

Pph = Rp. 254,265 x 7,5% = Rp. 19, 069.87

Sehingga total yang anda harus bayar untuk negara dalam bentuk bea masuk, dan pajak dalam rangka impor adalah sebesar : Rp. 33,165,00 + Rp. 25,426.50 + Rp. 19, 069.87 = Rp. 77,661.37

Contoh tarif BTBMI :


Jumlah tersebut adalah total pungutan negaranya saja, anda umumnya juga harus mengeluarkan biaya-biaya lain yang tidak ada kaitannya dengan pungutan negara (BEA CUKAI) misalnya biaya jasa Customs Broker (PPJK), sewa gudang, dan trucking, dll yang besarnya bervariasi.

Demikian uraian singkat tentang nilai pabean semoga bisa menambah wawasan bagi pembaca.