28 Juli 2016

[280716.EN.BIZ] Rivals MSC, CMA CGM Tie-up In Backing TRAXENS Box Tracker

THE WORLD's second biggest container shipping company, Geneva-based MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) the second largest, Marseilles' CMA CGM have joined in backing French start-up, TRAXENS container monitoring software provider.

Founded in 2012, TRAXENS has been developing unique solutions for the cargo logistics arena, and has created an innovative container monitoring and coordination system, said the MSC-CMA CGM joint statement.

With a combined fleet of 4.5 million boxes these two transport 25 per cent of the world's shipping containers.

The agreement involves CMA CGM and MSC investment with each having a seat on the TRAXENS board.

The deployment of the TRAXENS devices across the fleets of both carriers will be announced in late this year, said the statement.

Said MSC president and CEO Diego Aponte: "We see container monitoring as an important innovation when we compete on service, but we co-operate in technology and innovation."

Said CMA CGM vice chairman Rodolphe Saade: "We recognised the need for more and better data coming from our containers quite a while ago. We are proud to have identified the potential of the TRAXENS solution early on."

Said TRAXENS founder and CEO Michel Fallah: "Our solution was designed to be a global solution for all container companies. This is an encouraging step towards setting a market standard."


Source : HKSG.

[280716.ID.BIZ] Dirut AP II Kosong : Pengganti Definitif Masih Disiapkan

Bisnis.com, JAKARTA – Menteri Badan Usaha Milik Negara (BUMN) Rini Soemarno mengatakan posisi Direktur Utama Angkasa Pura II (Persero) definitif masih diproses sebelum diajukan untuk disetujui oleh Presiden Joko Widodo.

Rini mengatakan pengganti definitif Budi Karya Sumadi yang dilantik menjadi Menteri Perhubungan, kemarin (27/7/2016), bakal melewati persetujuan Presiden Joko Widodo , maksimal 30 hari ke depan setelah Budi melepas jabatannya.

“Iya nanti, proses harus ke Presiden dulu,” katanya di kompleks Istana Kepresidenan, Kamis (28/7/2016).

AP II merupakan BUMN strategis yang dalam penunjukkan direksi harus melalui seleksi tim penilai akhir (TPA). Presiden bertindak sebagai Ketua dalam memutuskan pengganti direksi.

Biasanya, Kementerian BUMN bakal melakukan fit and proper test sebelum mendapatkan sedikitnya 3 calon pengganti yang disodorkan dalam TPA untuk disetujui Presiden.

Saat ini, Rini mengatakan AP II akan dipimpin oleh pelaksana tugas (Plt) Direktur Utama yang pemilihannya dilakukan secara otomatis oleh Dewan Komisaris perusahaan pelat merah tersebut.

“Otomatis dewan komisaris yang tentukan, bukan saya,” ujarnya.


Sumber : Bisnis Indonesia, 28.07.16.

27 Juli 2016

[270716.EN.BIZ] DP World Volume Up 2.5pc To 31.4 Million TEU In First Half

DUBAI's global port operator, DP World has announced that it handled 31.4 million TEU, up 2.5 per cent year on year at all its container terminals during the first half, reported TradeArabia News Service.

Growth in the first half of 2016 was largely driven by a strong performance from our European and Indian subcontinent terminals.

Conditions in Australia and Latin America remain challenging while the UAE handled 7.4 million TEU, down six per cent year on year due to a reduction in lower margin cargo, it said.

At a consolidated level, the company's terminals handled 14.6 million TEU during the first half of 2016, a 1.6 per cent improvement in performance on a reported basis and down 1.4 per cent year-on-year on a like-for-like basis, a statement added.

"Despite challenging market conditions in the first half of the year, our portfolio continues to deliver growth," said DP World chairman and CEO Ahmed Bin Sulayem.

"We expect the second half of 2016 to show an improved performance as our new developments in Rotterdam, Mumbai's Nhava Sheva, London Gateway (UK) and Yarimca (Turkey) deliver an increasing contribution," he said.

"We continue to focus on driving profitability by targeting higher margin cargo, improving efficiencies and managing costs. We are encouraged by the progress we have made in the first half of 2016, and we remain confident in meeting full year market expectations," said Mr Sulayem.

"We continue to focus on driving profitability by targeting higher margin cargo, improving efficiencies and managing costs," said Mr Sulayem. "We are encouraged by the progress we have made in the first half of 2016, and we remain confident in meeting full-year market expectations."

DP World plans to spend between US$1.2 billion and $1.4 billion this year to expand its terminals in Jebel Ali in Dubai, the Economic Zones World free zone in Jebel Ali, London Gateway in the UK and Prince Rupert in British Columbia, Canada.

It expects to have about 86 million units of gross global capacity by the end of this year, up from 79.6 million units at the end of last year, reports the National of Abu Dhabi.

DP World's net profit rose by 30.7 per cent last year, beating analyst expectations, thanks to the port operator's acquisition of a free zone in Dubai in 2014 and growth in throughput.

Source : HKSG.

[270716.ID.BIZ] Pembangunan KEK Tanjung Api-Api Ditargetkan Akhir 2017

Bisnis.com, PALEMBANG--Salah satu pengembangan prioritas di Sumatera ialah Kawasan Eekonomi Khusus (KEK) Tanjung Api-Api yang terletak di Kab. Banyuasin, Sumatera Selatan.

Area seluas 2.300 hektare ini rencananya akan dikelola oleh perusahaan joint venture antara Pemprov Sumsel melalui BUMD dan PT Hutama Karya (Persero).

Pemerintah sudah menetapkan Kawasan Industri (KI) maupun KEK baru di Sumatera, yakni KEK Sei Mangke dan KI Kuala Tanjung di Sumatera Utara, serta KEK Tanjung Api-Api.

Direktur Pengembangan HK Putut Ariwibowo menyampaikan, dalam 9 bulan ke depan pihaknya bersama BUMD yang ditunjuk Pemprov Sumsel akan membentuk perusahaan patungan (joint venture) sebagai pengelola KEK Tanjung Api-api. Adapun groundbreaking akan dilakukan pada akhir 2017.

Menurutnya, biaya investasi KEK tersebut memerlukan dana sekitar Rp15-Rp20 triliun. Sejumlah industri yang sudah menawarkan diri untuk masuk di antaranya ialah batubara, powerplant, petrokimia, kimia dasar, dan tekstil.

Untuk mempermudah aksesibilitas, dari Tanjung Api-api ke Palembang akan dibandung tol sepanjang 70 km. Jalan bebas hambatan ini akan terintergasi dengan rencana Tol Trans Sumatera sepanjang 2.770 km.

Saat ini, HK bertugas membangun delapan ruas jalan bebas hambatan prioritas dengan panjang 650 km. Delapan ruas tersebut ialah Medan—Binjai (17 km), Palembang—Indralaya (22 km), Pekanbaru—Dumai (130 km), Bakauheuni—Terbanggi Besar (140 km), Terbanggi Besar—Pematang Panggang (100 km), Pematang Panggang—Kayu Agung (80 km), Palembang—Tanjung Api Api (70 km), dan Kisaran—Tebingtinggi.

Menurut Putut, delapan ruas prioritas membutuhkan dana Rp83 triliun. Sekitar Rp52 triliun berasal dari ekuitas perusahaan, sedangkan sisanya berasal dari pinjaman.

"Sumber dana bisa dari pinjaman Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), dana repatriasi tax amnesty, perbankan, dan sisa blue book Kementerian PUPR sebesar Rp16 trilun," ujarnya kepada Bisnis.com di Palembang, Selasa (26/7/2016).

Delapan ruas tol prioritas saat ini masih dalam tahap pengembangan dengan progress pembangunan yang berbeda. Namun, Putut menjamin semuanya akan selesai pada 2019.

Direktur Keuangan HK Realtindo Taufik Hendra Kusuma menambahkan, sudah ada dua perusahaan besar yang berminat masuk ke Tanjung Api-Api, yakni China Fortune Land Development dan Boustead Projects asal Singapura. Dia berharap adanya perusahaan besar dapat menarik minat investor lainnya.

"Fortune Land memiliki 8 kawasan industri di China dengan besaran minimal 1.000 hektare. Sementara Boustead berpengalaman sebagai pengelola logistik Bandara Changi . Kami harap dapat bersinergi," ungkapnya.

Adapun pengembangan deep sea port akan dilakukan oleh perusahaan pengelola pelabuhan Oropesa Porth Management (OPM) asal Australia.

Sumber : Bisnis Indonesia, 27.07.16.

21 Juli 2016

[210716.EN.BIZ] IATA and FIATA Complete Reforms To The IATA Cargo Agency Programme

THE International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have unveiled reforms to the IATA Cargo Agency Programme.

The amendments reflect the transformation of IATA cargo agents or freight forwarders from being 'selling-agents' for airlines into 'purchasing customers,' and aims to involve forwarders as equal partners in the decision making process, reported Air Cargo News.

The new IATA-FIATA Air Cargo Programme (IFACP) moves decision-making on the rules governing the airline-forwarder relationship away from an airline-led conference to a governance body, the IATA-FIATA Governance Board (IFGB). This will be jointly managed by forwarders and airlines, to reflect current market conditions.

The new agreement better reflects new business models and the buyer-seller relationship between forwarders and airlines.

The joint governance board will be better equipped to promote efficiency and shared values, clarify supply chain liability and improved compliance with safety and security standards through a more coordinated and concerted industry approach.

IATA senior vice president, financial and distribution services, Aleks Popovich, said that the new jointly-managed air cargo programme was "the result of four years of hard work to modernise the relationship between freight forwarders and airlines."

According to a joint IATA and FIATA statement, a phased rollout of IFACP will begin in early 2017 with Canada as the pilot country and it will be completed worldwide by the end of 2018.


Source : HKSG.

[210716.ID.BIZ] ESDM: Newmont Sudah Laporkan Perubahan Komposisi Saham

Jakarta - Kementerian Energi dan Sumber Daya Mineral (ESDM) mengungkapkan PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara (NNT) sudah melaporkan secara resmi perubahan komposisi kepemilikan saham. Namun masih ada sejumlah persyaratan yang harus dilengkapi.

Direktur Jenderal Mineral dan Batubara Kementerian ESDM Bambang Gatot mengatakan petinggi NNT melaporkan perubahan saham itu beberapa hari lalu. "Dari hasil evaluasi kami masih ada yang kurang persyaratannya. Sehingga kami harus mengembalikan," kata Bambang di Jakarta, Kamis (21/7).

Bambang tidak membeberkan persyaratan yang kurang tersebut. Dia hanya menyebut pihaknya bergerak cepat dengan melakukan evaluasi setelah perusahaan mengajukan perubahan komposisi saham. "Jika tidak sesuai persyaratan kami kembalikan," tegasnya.

Perubahan komposisi saham NNT seiring dengan langkah PT Medco Energi Internasional Tbk (MedcoEnergi) mengakuisisi saham PT Amman Mineral Internasional (AMI) yang mengendalikan 82,2 persen dari NNT dengan nilai US$ 2,6 miliar.

NNT memiliki izin konsesi penambangan di Indonesia melalui penandatangan kontrak karya di 1986. NNT melakukan penambangan tembaga di Batu Hijau, Sumbawa Barat di Nusa Tenggara Barat. Setiap ton bijih yang diolah hanya menghasilkan 4,87 kilogram tembaga. Sedangkan emas jauh lebih sedikit hanya 0,37 gram dari setiap ton bijih yang diolah.


Sumber : BeritaSatu, 21.07.16.

20 Juli 2016

[200716.EN.BIZ] EU Insists China Respect Hague Court's Rejection of its South China Sea

THE European Union has insisted China uphold international law in reaction to the rejection of its claim over the South China Sea by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague.

In the statement of all 28 EU governments, the bloc acknowledged the court ruling, saying it was "committed to maintaining a legal order of the seas and oceans."

The EU said it supported a "swift conclusion" on talks for a so-called code of conduct for the South China Sea, a vital waterway through which US$5 trillion of trade passes a year, Reuters reported.

The United States and Japan responded by urging China to respect the court's decision. China has refused to recognise it.

In the case brought by the Philippines, the court ruled on that Beijing's claim to 85 per cent of the sea violated Manila's economic and sovereign rights under the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.


Source : HKSG.