27 Agustus 2014

[270814.EN.SEA] Box Carriers Make Final Adjustments to Trade Routes in Latter Peak Season

QUARTERLY service changes to China's outbound cargo flow appeared to represent last minute adjustments before shipping lines settled into this year's peak season.

The changes resulted in quarterly capacity increases of seven per cent while full-year capacity had been expected to rise only two per cent, but is now anticipated to be higher.

Utilisation rates are set to peak at 87 per cent during the third quarter.

Asia-West Africa shipping lines seem to be balancing supply with demand, noted Lloyd's List with volumes expected to rise nine to 11 per cent this year and capacity to go up 10 per cent.

More Asia-West Africa direct services were evident in second quarter, rather using traditional transshipments via the Med as faster transit times grow more popular with shippers.

MSC, Cosco, Evergreen and MOL started direct services in the second quarter deploying 3,300- to 4,000-TEU ships.

Nile Dutch and PIL have combined their FEWA and SW3 service, a loop that provides the same space as before because of the larger ships deployed.

Asia-Oceania trade lanes continued to suffer from slow growth and overcapacity with volumes expected to rise three to four per cent this year.

The transpacific trade felt the impact of alliance changes during the quarter. On the west coast, Evergreen and the CKYH Alliance combined two small 4,200 TEU services (PSW4 and CAX) into one loop (Cosea/HTW).

Also, CSCL and UASC established a new 8,600-TEU service (AAS2), with gaps filled and some larger ships deployed on various Mexico/South America loops.

G6 lines has services to the transpacific west coast trade, ending southeast Asia loop and replacing it with two new China services.

Overall, capacity is expected to expand two per cent with volumes rising three per cent, which would result in 86 per cent utilisation in the third quarter.

Asia-east coast North America experienced changes in the second quarter, which included Evergreen's 4,200-TEU AUE Panama loop being replaced by a new Suez-routed 8,000 TEU service run with the CKYH alliance.

Also, the G6 Alliance and Zim resumed running separate services after these had been combined in the winter months.

Source : HKSG.

[270814.ID.BIZ] Toyota Motor: Jembatan Comal Putus Ganggu Distribusi

Bisnis.com, JAKARTA - Pelaku industri otomotif menyatakan putusnya Jembatan Comal, Pemalang, Jawa Tengah menghambat arus distribusi barang serta berpotensi menaikan biaya operasional.

General Manager External Affairs PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN) Teguh Trihono menyatakan mayoritas pelaku industri masih kesulitan menyesuaikan arus distribusi barang akibat proses perbaikan Jembatan Comal yang belum kelar.
Menurutnya, tidak hanya industri otomotif yang merasakan dampak hal tersebut, hampir seluruh pelaku usaha turut terkena imbasnya.
"Banyak yang mengalihkannya ke jalur selatan, tetapi memakan biaya tambahan serta waktu yang lebih lama," ujarnya kepada Bisnis.com, Rabu (27/8/2014).

Dia menguraikan untuk distribusi produk otomotif merk Toyota, sedikit terbantu karena dapat mengandalkan transportasi laut. "Kami membaginya dengan distribusi melalui laut," tambahnya.
Namun demikian, menurutnya, saat ini moda jalan darat masih merupakan andalan bagi aktivitas distribusi barang, termasuk produk otomotif.
Sebaliknya, mengapalkan produk otomotif melalui jalur laut pun tidak mudah. Teguh mengatakan selama ini, pihak TMMIN meski mengantongi izin pengguna jalur hijau di Pelabuhan Tanjung Priok, namun tetap mengalami kesusahan menyalurkan barang hingga ke tempat tujuan.
Beberapa waktu lalu, Manager Corporate Communication PT Honda Prospect Motor (HPM) Yosep Swasono Agus mengeluhkan hal yang sama. Menurutnya, putusnya Jembatan Comal, Jawa Tengah, merupakan ganjalan utama bagi kelancaran distribusi produk Honda.
 Bahkan, berdasarkan laporan yang datang dari lapangan, Agus menggambarkan ketersendatan distribusi tergolong parah. “Mobil yang diangkut melalui truk harus diturunkan satu persatu, secara perlahan mobil-mobil itu menyeberangi jembatan, barulah mereka melanjutkan perjalanan,” ujarnya.
Sumber : Bisnis Indonesia, 27.08.14.

26 Agustus 2014

[260814.EN.SEA] Ships Calling in Ebola-hit Areas Turned Away From Disease-free Ports

VESSELS calling at ports hit by Ebola are being turned away from disease free countries, resulting in schedule disruptions, reports Lloyd's List.

Maersk, which deploys 4,500-TEUers in West Africa, is changing its network to comply with restrictions covering vessel calls between Ebola-affected countries and non-affected countries.

South Africa's state-owned Transnet port operator has issued bulletin notifying shipping lines and agents of new screening procedures that apply to vessels calling at other African ports.

Maersk Line, one of the leading lines in the West Africa trades with ships purpose-built for ports in the region, is taking action in response to local bans on ships that have called in an Ebola-hit country.

Maersk has delisted Conakry and Freetown from its WAF13 rotation, leaving only Dakar.

Source : HKSG.

[260814.ID.BIZ] 2025, Pertamina Jadi Macan Asia di Sektor Energi

Bisnis.com, JAKARTA--PT Pertamina (Persero) siap menjadi “macan Asia” di sektor energi pada 2025 karena perusahaan National Oil Company semakin memiliki peranan penting dalam penguasaan energi.

Direktur Pemasaran dan Niaga Pertamina Hanung Budya mengatakan kondisi tersebut menjadi peluang bagi perusahaan tidak hanya sebagai pelaku utama bisnis energi tetapi juga pelaku utama bisnis energy di tataran regional dan global.
“Pertamina telah menunjukkan komitmen yang tinggi untuk mencapai cita-cita sebagai World Class Energy Company dan dapat berdiri sejajar dengan perusahaan global. Untuk itu, Pertamina akan lebih ekspansif menjalankan bisnis di masa mendatang, tidak hanya di dalam negeri, melainkan juga luar negeri,” ujarnya, Selasa (26/8/2014).
Menurutnya, saat ini perusahaan plat merah itu telah menduduki peringkat 123 dalam jajaran 500 perusahaan terbesar dan terelit dunia versi Majalah Fortune yang merupakan bentuk pengakuan atas prestasi Pertamina di kancah global.
Hanung mengungkapkan pada tahun fiskal 2013, Pertamina berhasil membukukan total pendapatan sebesar US$71,1 miliar, meningkat dibandingkan dengan 2012 yang mencapai US$70,9 miliar.
Bahkan, laba bersih pada 2013 meningkat 11% menjadi US$3,07 miliar dari tahun sebelumnya yang hanya mencatatkan US$2,77 miliar, kendati masih mengalami rugi sebesar Rp5,7 triliun pada bisnis LPG non subsidi 12kg.
Dia menjelaskan, produksi migas Pertamina ditargetkan terus meningkat dari tahun ke tahun. Saat ini, produksi migas 520.390 boepd selama semester I 2014 atau naik sekitar 14% dibandingkan periode yang sama tahun lalu. “Pencapaian ini merupakan fondasi yang kuat untuk mencapai cita-cita perusahaan memproduksi migas sebanyak 2,2 juta boepd pada 2025,” ujarnya.
Bahkan jelasnya, kehadiran Pertamina di Timor Leste juga menjadi salah satu upaya Pertamina untuk terus meningkatkan ekspansi usaha ke luar negeri. “Kami yakin, capaian yang sudah diraih Pertamina saat ini bisa menjadi fondasi yang kuat bagi upaya perusahaan meraih aspirasi ‘World Class National Energy Company’ dan menjadi Asian Energy Champion yang sanggup menopang Asia pada 2025,” jelasnya.
Sumber : Bisnis Indonesia, 26.08.14. 

25 Agustus 2014

[250814.EN.BIZ] No 2 Box Maker Singamas Profit Declines 31pc While Revenue Rises 16.6pc


SINGAPORE's Singamas, the world's No 2 box maker, posted a 31 per cent year-on-year first half net profit decline to US$13.3 million, drawn on revenues of $678.7 million, which increased 16.6 per cent.

"Demand for new containers remained soft and production volume was low in the first quarter of 2014, which began to pick in the second quarter," said company chairman Teo Siong Seng.

"However, average selling price was picking up at a slower pace," said Mr Teo, also managing director of Pacific International Lines (PIL), the parent of Singamas.

"Demand for new containers remained soft and production volume was low in the first quarter of 2014, which began to pick up entering in the second quarter," he said, adding that Singamas sold 24 per cent more boxes to 296,374 TEU.

But Singamas expects difficult conditions in the second half as the anti-dumping and countervailing probes in the US regarding the imports of 53-foot containers continues.

Source : HKSG.

[250814.ID.BIZ] 4 Bank BUMN Diusulkan Dilebur Jadi Bank Nusantara


Bisnis.com, JAKARTA--Rencana konsolidasi bank-bank BUMN disambut baik oleh berbagai kalangan karena dinilai akan mampu meningkatkan kapasitas bank dalam menghadapi era pasar bebas perbankan yang akan dimulai pada 2020.

Ekonom Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) Yogyakarta A Tony Prasetiantono mengatakan keempat bank pelat merah dapat digabung menjadi satu bank baru yang merupakan hasil peleburan bank-bank tersebut.

“Dilebur jadi satu jadi Bank Nusantara dengan logo baru.Tidak ada lagi Bank Mandiri, BNI, BRI, BTN,” katanya dalam diskusi bersama redaksi Bisnis,  Senin (25/8/2014).

Menurut Tony,  rencana konsolidasi perbankan yang dikawal oleh regulator akan lebih mudah jika dimulai dari bank-bank BUMN yang dimiliki oleh pemerintah. Sedangkan upaya mendorong konsolidasi di antara bank-bank asing agak sulit karena masing-masing bank dimiliki oleh pemegang saham yang berbeda-beda.

Saat ini, Indonesia memiliki 119 bank, jauh lebih banyak dibandingkan dengan jumlah bank di kawasan regional.  Singapura memiliki 3 bank, Malaysia 8 bank, Thailand 30 bank, dan Filipina 36 bank.

Sumber : Bisnis Indonesia, 25.08.14.

23 Agustus 2014

[230814.EN.SEA] Global Reefer Capacity About To Grow


Global reefer capacity across the containership fleet is set to grow by over a fifth, around 22 %, over the next few years, a report from Drewry Shipping Consultants says.

“A declining specialised reefer fleet will see its capacity gradually be replaced by reefer box capacity, which is expected to grow 22% from 1.6 million 40ft slots in 2013 to 1.9 million slots in 2018,” Drewry explains.


Reefer container volumes are forecast to increase by 20.5 million tonnes over this period, 16.5 million tonnes by organic growth and 4 million tonnes at the expense of the shrinking specialised reefer vessel sector.


However, the expansion of reefer box capacity will not impact vessel utilisation levels, as Drewry predicts “reefer container slot utilisation levels to be unchanged in 2015 and only marginally lower thereafter.”


“Meanwhile, the specialised reefer sector is forecast to shrink further as a result of scrapping and a virtually empty order book.”


Based on Drewry’s estimates the worldwide seaborne perishable reefer trade grew at an annual rate of 3.2% in the 10 years to 2013, totaling in 98mt last year.


Source : SN-TR.