Dimerco offers alternative to U.S.-China trade with Indonesia partnership

Taiwan-based logistics company Dimerco is helping its trans-Pacific customers avoid extra costs from protectionist trade policies by offering its services in Batam, Indonesia, which operates under a Free Trade Zone (FTZ). The deal was struck through a strategic partnership with PT Uniair Indotama Cargo – a member of Dimerco Express Group with a strong Southeast […]

ACS aids Indonesian earthquake

As the death toll from the 7.5-magnitude Indonesian earthquake and resulting tsunami on Sept. 28  climbs over the 2,000 mark, the coastal communities on the coast of Sulawesi are continuing the process of repair with the help of airborne relief efforts, like that of United Kingdom-based Air Charter Service (ACS). ACS said that, so far, […]

IoT firm Roambee secures investment from Indonesia’s MDI Ventures

Santa Clara-based internet of things (IoT) company Roambee has received a US$2 million investment from MDI Ventures, the corporate venture arm of Telkom Indonesia. The deal will give Roambee access to the Indonesian logistics market, which is projected to grow to $240 billion by 2021. The Roambee asset monitoring system uses Bluetooth, wi-fi and Global […]

Rhenus to grow outpost count by 10 percent in Asia-Pacific

Rhenus Group’s sea- and airfreight division plans to increase its business sites in the Asia-Pacific region by more than 10 percent during 2017. The logistics company is also enhancing interconnectivity between air- and seafreight and overland traffic networks by adding two new gateways in Germany. Sites are set to open in China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia […]

Warehouse building boom chases Chinese consumers

In August – two months before SEKO Logistics would sign onto Alibaba.com’s “OnePartner” program – the U.S.-based forwarder opened a 50,000-square-foot warehouse in Hong Kong, following the establishment of another 50,000-square-foot facility in the territory last November. Both of these facilities are aimed straight at e-commerce. The first one targets the Hong Kong market, chiefly […]

Flaws appear in Indonesia’s ‘big bang’ foreign investment promise

Earlier this year Yusen Logistics unveiled a consolidation service for air cargo out of Java. According to the Japanese firm, this has brought a marked improvement in transit times to international destinations. Yusen followed up on this move in March with the start of import operations at Jakarta’s Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport. The Indonesian government […]

ASEAN single market taking slow route to integration

As the world anticipated the arrival of Jan. 1, 2016, the 10 countries that make up the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) were poised for a New Year’s Eve party with spe­cial global trade significance. From that date on, goods, services, capital and skilled labor are supposedly flow­ing freely between the borders of […]

Yusen opens new forwarding service in Central Java

In a nod to the growing demand for cargo services in the country, Yusen Logistics Indonesia has launched a new consolidation airfreight forwarding service from Achmad Yani International Airport, based in Semarang, Java. Yusen said the forwarding service is needed to improve the local supply chain to support a sharp growth in new businesses moving […]

Harry goes home to Sumatra in style

The world’s only Sumatran rhinoceros living outside of South Asia, named Harapan (a.k.a. “Harry”), arrived safely earlier this month at his new home in Indonesia. Harry was airlifted from Rickenbacker International Airport in Columbus, flying with Cathay Pacific Cargo. The rhino needed to be relocated from his former home at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical […]

ASEAN countries challenge the BRICS

For many decades, the countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have taken a back seat to the five emerging economies known as the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), as the economies in the latter group have skyrocketed to super-power status. In logistics, however, the ASEANs are striking back, according […]

Southeast Asian e-commerce: Leading the charge

Leading the charge While there are many Southeast Asian countries emerging as serious lo­gistics markets, Vietnam is at the tip of the spear. Forty years after American troops left the war-torn country to its Communist government, Vietnam has been reborn as one of the fastest-rising economic powers in the region, ironi­cally attracting another foreign “inva­sion” […]

Emirates SkyCargo expands Indonesian network

The Indonesian island province of Bali has been added to Emirates SkyCargo’s Asia-Pacific network, joining Jakarta as the second gateway for the carrier in Indonesia. It is the 24th Asia-Pacific destination for Emirates, which will have the capacity to transport 294 tonnes of cargo capacity per week, in both directions, in the belly of a […]

Garuda Indonesia joins SkyTeam alliance

Garuda Indonesia has joined SkyTeam, a global airline alliance, as its 20th member and second airline from Southeast Asia.   Garuda’s membership adds Jakarta, Indonesia, as an alternative gateway to and from Southeast Asia, as well as 40 new destinations to SkyTeam’s network. “Garuda’s entry into the alliance will give its customers access to SkyTeam’s […]
  • March 6, 2014