03 Juli 2015

[030715.EN.SEA] Sarjak and PT Mitra Jasa Maritim Part Company in Indonesia

SINGAPORE's Sarjak Container Lines and PT Mitra Jasa Maritim, have announced the termination of their general agency in Indonesia.

"Mitra Jasa Maritim has decided to resign the agency giving due notice and this decision has been accepted by Sarjak Container Lines," said the joint statement.

"As a mutually amicable parting, both parties will work jointly to ensure a smooth transition to the new agency at Indonesia," it continued.

While both parties have decided to end an arrangement almost spanning five years, Sarjak will continue to be represented by Mitra in Malaysia.


Source : HKSG.

[030715.ID.BIZ] Industri Mamin: Heinz Resmi Caplok Kraft Foods Group

Bisnis.com, NEW YORK - HJ Heinz Co telah menyelesaikan pembelian Kraft Foods Group Inc. yang menjadikannya perusahaan makanan minuman itu menjadi yang terbesar ketiga di Amerika Utara dan kelima di dunia.

Dengan nama Kraft Heinz Co, diperkirakan mampu meraup penghasilan tahunan senilai US$28 miliar yang berasal dari produk bermerek Oscar Meyer, Philadelphia, Velveeta Maxwell House, Ore-Ida, Jell-O, keju Kraft dan kecap Heinz.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc dan perusahaan investasi Brasil 3G Capital, yang bersama-sama membeli Heinz pada 2013, memiliki 51% di Kraft Heinz.

Perusahaan baru akan mulai diperdagangkan di Nasdaq dengan ticker "KHC" pada 6 Juli 2015. Sementara itu, bagi pemegang saham Kraft menerima saham Kraft Heinz dan $10 miliar dividen khusus.

Salah satu sumber dari Kraft Heinz mengatakan perusahaan akan berkantor pusat di Pittsburgh, tempat Heinz berdiri. "Tetap berkomitmen di kampung halamannya," seperti dikutip dalam pemberitaan Reuters.


Sumber : Bisnis Indonesia, 03.07.15.

02 Juli 2015

[020715.EN.LOG] DB Schenker Rail UK Increases Services From London Gateway

GERMANY's DB Schenker Rail UK has increased its services from London Gateway to run five days a week.

Trains will run to Trafford Park in Manchester on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, as well as Tuesdays and Thursdays to its Wakefield terminal, also in northern England.

The company also runs trains from the Thames port to South Wales, reported Lloyd's Loading List.

"Since launching our services from London Gateway we have broadened our customer base and gained new ones, including large shipping lines," said DB Schenker Rail marketing chief Steve Pryce.

"London Gateway is a fantastic opportunity for us to demonstrate the innovative and unique products that we offer our customers," said Mr Pryce.

The rail operator has also integrated its own order-management system, Anubis, "directly with those of the London Gateway, to give customers a seamless, efficient, rapid intermodal freight service, direct from the port to terminals across the country".

It claims that the close integration of its systems with London Gateway has enabled the company to achieve a shore-to-door delivery record of 99.7 per cent of containers being transported on time.

London Gateway has the UK's largest port rail freight terminal, with 30 per cent of the port's cargo carried by rail.


Source : HKSG.

[020715.ID.BIZ] Mitsubishi UFJ Incar Bank Di Tiga Negara

TOKYO. Gairah ekspansi Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial) kembali membuncah. Kali ini, perusahaan finansial asal Jepang itu mengarahkan radar pada sejumlah bank di Indonesia, Filipina dan India.

Go Watanabe, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mitsubishi UFJ Financial untuk wilayah Asia dan Oceania menyatakan, pihaknya tengah mengincar bank asal Indonesia, Filipina dan India yang punya basis kuat di segmen korporat dan konsumer. "Kami ingin memiliki saham mayoritas pada bank itu," ujarnya di Singapura seperti dikutip Bloomberg, Rabu (1/7).

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial saat ini merupakan bank yang paling agresif mengakuisisi bank-bank asal Asia demi menyiasati perlambatan pertumbuhan kredit serta kemerosotan margin. Terlebih, saat ini otoritas keuangan di Indonesia, Filipina dan India tengah mengendurkan aturan kepemilikan investor asing terhadap bank di negara-negara tersebut.

Sebut saja India, yang membolehkan investor asing mengakuisisi hingga 74% saham bank lokal di negara itu. Sebelumnya, India membatasi kepemilikan asing maksimal sebanyak 49% saham.

Indonesia juga demikian. Pada Juni 2015 otoritas keuangan Indonesia mengizinkan Shinhan Bank asal Korea Selatan membeli dua bank dan menggabungkan kedua bank tersebut, dengan kepemilikan lebih dari 40%.

Hal serupa juga telah dilakukan Pemerintah Filipina sejak setahun lalu. Filipina telah memperkenankan institusi asing memiliki 100% saham bank di negara itu.

Pertumbuhan dua digit

Watanabe menegaskan, memiliki debitur korporat saja saat ini tidak cukup. "Menguasai bisnis kredit ritel merupakan cara tepat untuk menangkap peluang pertumbuhan ekonomi di Asia," imbuh dia.

Dia optimistis dalam tiga tahun ke depan, pertumbuhan pendapatan Mitsubishi UFJ Financial dari pasar Asia tetap bertahan di level dua digit. Berdasarkan catatan Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd, rata-rata pinjaman dari debitur non Jepang di Asia tumbuh 10% menjadi ¥ 7,6 triliun atau setara US$ 62 miliar.

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ sendiri saat ini menguasai 77% saham Bank of Ayudhya asal Thailand. Laba bersih Bank of Ayudhya pada tahun fiskal 2014 tumbuh 19%, menjadi sekitar US$ 420 juta.

Perusahaan keuangan Jepang lain yang giat melakukan ekspansi adalah Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc. Perusahaan ini setuju membeli General Electric Co seharga US$ 2,2 miliar. Selain itu ada nama Mizuho Financial Group yang membeli aset RBS Group Plc di Amerika Utara senilai US$ 3,5 miliar.

Kini pun beredar kabar, Mitsubishi UFJ merupakan salah satu dari 12 perusahaan calon pembeli 74% saham United Coconut Planters Bank milik Pemerintah Filipina.
Watanabe menegaskan, target akuisisi bank pada ketiga negara itu merupakan proyek yang ditargetkan terjadi dalam tiga tahun mendatang.           


Sumber : Bloomberg-Kontan, 02.07.15.

01 Juli 2015

[010715.EN.SEA] FMC To Order Carriers To Provide Data To Monitor US West Coast Congestion

THE US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has told its staff to prepare an order to force the carriers to release the data and information, reports Newark's Journal of Commerce.

The Shipping Act permits the FMC to order carriers to provide information relevant to the agency's monitoring of agreements in exchange for the industry's antitrust immunity.

If the carriers don't provide the requested data and information, the FMC can void the agreement.

The agency declined to comment on what type of data and information carriers hadn't handed over for regulators to use in monitoring the Pacific Port Operational Improvement Agreement.

The PPOIA allows terminal operators and equipment managers to work with carriers, truckers and railways to alleviate congestion that crippled US ports in late 2014 and early 2015.

Individual commissioners have accused carriers and their vessel-sharing alliances of creating port congestion by inundating marine terminals with cargo from huge ships, and profiting from resulting congestion by imposing fines.

Denying this, the World Shipping Council, representing carriers, said congestion has multiple causes, but mega ships and alliances were not among them.

Shippers, truckers and trade associations want the FMC to stop terminals imposing demurrage charges for late pickup of containers and carriers' per diem detention fees for late return of equipment.

In response, the FMC released a report that urged the industry to provide evidence of any charges that might be considered unreasonable.


Source : HKSG.