17 Oktober 2017

[171017.EN.SEA] Hong Kong to Vietnam 2-day Yacht Race Kicks Off Today

TWELVE yachts are expected to participate in races from Hong Kong to Vietnam on October 17 and 18.

The races will commence on October 17 at 1215 hours with three yachts and on October 18 at 1315 hours with nine yachts at a place off the Causeway Bay typhoon shelter. The race will follow an easterly route through the harbour, Tathong Channel and Waglan Island, and then head onwards to Vietnam, reported GAC.

Masters, coxswains and persons-in-charge of vessels navigating in the vicinity of the race route should proceed with caution, giving practical consideration to the contestants. Compliance with the provisions of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 is mandatory, according to Hong Kong Marine Department.


Source : HKSG.

[171017.ID.BIZ] Menperin-Fujitrans Bahas Kawasan Industri Maritim

KONTAN.CO.ID - JAKARTA. Menteri Perindustrian Airlangga Hartarto bersama rombongan melakukan pertemuan dengan President Fujitrans Corporation Tatsuo Keii beserta jajaran direksinya di Tokyo, Senin malam (16/10) pada hari pertama kunjungan kerja di Jepang. Kedua belah pihak membahas mengenai pengembangan kawasan industri maritim, industri galangan kapal, dan efisiensi sistem logistik.

Pada pertemuan tersebut, pemerintah Indonesia menyatakan ingin mendorong percepatan pembangunan kawasan industri maritim (KIM) terintegrasi, yaitu Repindo International Maritime Industrial Park di Tanggamus, Teluk Semangka, Lampung.


Pembangunan KIM berperan penting untuk mewujudkan Indonesia sebagai poros maritim dunia. Oleh karenanya, Kemperin berharap agar Fujitrans Corporation, sebagai salah satu investor di KIM Tenggamus agar dapat segera merealisasikan penanaman modalnya.

“Mereka ingin membangun industri galangan kapal, kawasan recycle kapal, industri terkait kapal lainnya, serta perusahaan logistik di KIM Tanggamus,” sebutnya. Kawasan dengan luas lahan sekitar 3.500 hektare (ha) ini digadang akan menjadi tempat produksi kapal terbesar di Asia Tenggara.

Selain itu Fujitrans sempat memberikan masukan mengenai sistem logistik yang lebih efisien dengan penggunaan kapal RORO vessel, di mana moda transportasi laut ini dapat dimanfaatkan pelaku industri di Indonesia guna mendistribusikan produknya tanpa banyak memakan waktu. Pasalnya, di dalam kapal tersebut tidak hanya mengangkut kontainer muatan barang, tetapi juga sekaligus truk kontainernya.

Sebelumnya, Menperin juga menyatakan pihaknya mendorong percepatan pembangunan Pelabuhan Patimban di Subang, Jawa Barat. Proyek strategis ini diyakini mampu menurunkan biaya dan mempermudah akses logistik bagi manufaktur-manufaktur khususnya yang berlokasi di kawasan industri Jawa Barat.

“Kami memberikan apresiasi terhadap kerja sama antara Indonesia dan Jepang dalam pembanguan Pelabuhan Patimban ini. Industri akan berkembang kalau segera diselesaikan. Apalagi akan dibangun port khusus industri otomotif,” tuturnya.


Sumber : Kontan, 17.10.17.

16 Oktober 2017

[161017.EN.BIZ] Russia Box Operator to Exploit 'Belt and Road' From Shanghai

PJSC TransContainer, Russia's biggest container operator, plans to expand its China business in response to demand between China and Europe under the Belt and Road Initiative, reports China Daily.

The TransContainer Freight Forwarding (Shanghai) Co Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary established in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone, will serve as the Russian company's headquarters, and focus on port transportation.

The Beijing-based Chinese-Russian Rail-Container International Freight Forwarding Co Ltd, a joint venture set up by TransContainer and China Railway International Multimodal Transport (CRIMT) in 2010, is to handle rail transport, said PJCS TransContainer CEO Petr Baskakov.

"The Shanghai company can enjoy favourable policies, including taxation of the free trade zone, [and] has three tasks, which are maintenance of the containers, processing of logistics orders, as well as marketing and promoting the company to global market including China," said Mr Baskakov.

An affiliated company to the TransContainer Shanghai will be established in South China in 2018, and another two will be established in Qingdao of Shandong province and Chengdu of Sichuan province in 2019, he said.

The Port of Shanghai handled 37.13 million TEU in 2016, taking the lead among global container ports for seven consecutive years.

China contributes about 30 per cent of TransContainer's global transportation volume and revenue for the moment, up from 15 per cent of 2010, the largest contributor after Russia.

"Cargo transition volume has surged tremendously between China and Europe, as well as between China and Russia, thanks to the Belt and Road Initiative," Mr Baskakov said.

Against a global economic slowdown, bilateral trade volume between China and countries and regions related to the initiative reached CNY6.3 trillion (US$955.5 billion) in 2016, up 0.6 per cent year on year, said Song Lihong, an official from Ministry of Commerce.

The decision to set up the Shanghai subsidiary was made by the company's board of directors in February this year, in an attempt to consolidate TransContainer's positions in intermodal transportation between Russia and China, including via sea routes.

"TransContainer hoped... the Shanghai subsidiary (would) enhance service quality and broaden service field of multi-modal container transportation between China and Russia," said Mr Baskakov.


Source : HKSG.

[161017.ID.BIZ] Sriwijaya Air Buka Rute Terbang ke Raja Ampat

KONTAN.CO.ID - JAKARTA. Sriwijaya Air Group (Sriwijaya Air dan NAM Air) akan membuka rute penerbangan ke obyek wisata internasional yaitu Raja Ampat mulai tanggal 21 Oktober 2017,  Penerbangan ke Raja Ampat tersebut akan dilayani dari kota-kota besar Indonesia seperti Jakarta, Surabaya, Jogjakarta, Semarang dan Makassar.

Senior Corporate Communications Manager Sriwijaya Air Group, Agus Soedjono mengatakan, pembukaan penerbangan ke Raja Ampat ini demi memuaskan dahaga masyarakat Indonesia dan internasional untuk mengunjungi tempat wisata eksotik di wilayah kepala burung Pulau Papua tersebut.

"Selain itu juga untuk memudahkan masyarakat di wilayah tersebut bepergian ke wilayah lain di Indonesia. Dengan penerbangan Sriwijaya Air Group ini, akses dari dan menuju Raja Ampat akan lebih cepat,” ujarnya dalam siaran pers, Senin (16/10).

Dengan penerbangan ini, Agus berharap dapat lebih menggairahkan sektor pariwisata nasional. Baik itu dengan mendatangkan wisatawan domestik maupun internasional ke Papua.

Selain ke Raja Ampat, pada waktu yang sama Sriwijaya Air Group juga akan membuka penerbangan ke beberapa tempat yang tidak kalah eksotis yaitu penerbangan ke Fak-fak dan Kaimana. Semua penerbangan ke kota-kota tersebut juga akan tersambung ke kota-kota besar lain di Indonesia lewat jaringan penerbangan Sriwijaya Air Group.

Penerbangan ini akan dilayani dengan integrasi dua maskapai yaitu Sriwijaya Air dan NAM Air. Semua penerbangan akan transit di Sorong dan kemudian akan dilanjutkan dengan menggunakan pesawat ATR 72-600 menuju Raja Ampat, Kaimana dan Fak-fak.

Sumber : Kontan, 16.10.17.



15 Oktober 2017

[151017.EN.AIR] Freight Forwarders Still Have a Role to Play in Changing Air Cargo Landscape

THERE will always be a role for the middleman, was the message of one speaker at the Caspian Air Cargo Summit in Baku, despite more players in the air cargo industry seeking to control assets and enter the market.

Speaking at the two-day conference, PAS Aviation Logistics managing director Peter Scholten explained that there were new entrants to the market and traditional roles were changing.

He gave the example of Amazon leasing 40 aircraft from Atlas Air Worldwide and ATSG, while Alibaba has become a majority owner of a logistics company, reported London's Air Cargo News.

Freight forwarders were also looking to gain greater control over their networks, with Panalpina and DHL Global Forwarding leasing freighters.

There are also examples of GSAs, shippers and consolidators operating their own freighter flights, amongst many other examples of traditional roles in air cargo changing.

Meanwhile, Mr Scholten responded to recent reports that claimed IT solutions and the new IATA-FIATA Air Cargo Agreement would pave the way for airlines to engage directly with shippers.

He said that while the forwarder landscape was changing, like the overall cargo market, the industry would always have a role to play.

He explained that airlines already had a big role to play and may not necessarily want to expand beyond looking after aircraft acquisition, aircraft productivity, safety, crew, maintenance and traffic rights.

He added that most airlines were passenger focused and lacked the global infrastructure required to serve shippers.

Source : HKSG.

[151017.ID.BIZ] Toyota & Mazda Belum Dapat Informasi Soal Kobe

KONTAN.CO.ID - JAKARTA. Perusahaan asal Jepang, Kobe Steel Ltd terbukti telah memalsukan data produk. Dalam laporan Bloomberg (13/10), perusaan tersebut menjual produk yang tak lolos uji kualitas. Diduga sekitar 500 perusahaan kliennya mulai dari perusahaan penerbangan, elektronik dan otomotif menjadi korban.

Hanya saja dampaknya belum diketahui lanjut di Indonesia. Beberapa Agen Pemegang Merk (APM) mobil Jepang di tanah air belum menerima informasi jelas dari pihak prinsipal

Fransiscus Soerjopranoto, Executive General Manager PT Astra Toyota Motor mengatakan saat ini, Toyota secara global masih melakukan identifikasi lebih lanjut mengenai hal ini. Menurut dia, Toyota telah menetapkan standar kualitas dalam meluncurkan suatu produk. Supplier Toyota juga harus mampu memenuhi standar tersebut. "Karena kami selalu mengedepankan keselamatan penumpang menjadi poin utama," ujar Soerjo kepada KONTAN, Minggu (15/10).

Fedy Dwi Parileksono, Public Relations & Media Communications PT Eurokars Motor Indonesia mengatakan, pihak Kobe steel sudah mengakui kesalahannya dan sudah informasikan ke seluruh penggunanya. Untuk dampak di Indonesia, menurutnya belum ada informasi apapun dari pihak prinsipal sampai saat ini. "Karena hal ini memerlukan investigasi mendalam, model, tipe dan pembuatan kapan yang berdampak," kata Fedy Kepada KONTAN, Minggu (15/10).

Pembeli utama barang dari Kobe Steel berasal dari berbagai pelaku industri, di antaranya, Shinsho Corp, Mitsubishi Corp, Toyota Motor, General Motors, Ford Motor, Nissan Motor dan Honda Motor.

Sumber : Kontan, 15.10.17.


14 Oktober 2017

[141017.EN.BIZ] CMA CGM's Indian Ocean Feeder 4 Boosts North Madagasar Coverage

FRENCH shipping giant CMA CGM has increased service offering since October 2 into North Madagascar and Mayotte through the strategic operational hub in Pointe des Galets, Reunion, with the deployment of the 620-TEU MCP Pachna.

With the launch of the Indian Ocean Feeder 4 complementing their current radial feeder system in the region, CMA CGM service in North Madagascar and Longoni has improved with a 10-day frequency and increased reliability.

With this fifth loop, CMA CGM offers the best coverage of Indian Ocean with 19 calls and reliable transit times.

Source : HKSG.