17 Januari 2017

[170117.EN.AIR] United Maintains Lead as North America's Leading Cargo Airline in 2016

UNITED and American posted improvements in cargo demand performances in 2016 while Delta ended the year with demand decreasing.

The latest monthly statistics from the leading airlines show that North America's largest cargo airline, United, recorded the biggest increase in demand for the year. The Chicago-headquartered airline saw cargo traffic increase by 15.6 per cent year on year in 2016 to 2.8 billion cargo tonne miles (CTM).

This is the airline's third annual increase in a row and it is now established as the continent's largest cargo carrier after taking the crown from Delta in 2014.

In December, United saw demand increase by 15.6 per cent year on year to 259 million CTM.

The second busiest of the three major US airlines was American, which saw annual cargo demand edge up by 4.9 per cent on 2015 to 2.4 billion CTM. The improvement follows on from a decline in 2015.

In December, the airline saw demand increase by 12.9 per cent year on year to 219 million CTM, American's second largest percentage increase of the year, according to London's Air Cargo News.

Meanwhile, Delta continued to see cargo demand decline in 2016. The Atlanta-headquartered airline saw cargo traffic in 2016 decline by 9.8 per cent compared with 2015 to 2 billion CTM as it continued to lose ground on United and American.

In December, demand slipped by 3.5 per cent to 165 million CTM, but this was the airline's lowest year-on-year percentage decrease of 2016.


Source : HKSG.

[170117.ID.BIZ] Pelindo II Bakal Kelolan Pelabuhan Patimban

JAKARTA. PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo) II siap mengelola dan turut serta dalam proses pembangunan infrastruktur Pelabuhan Patimban. Pelabuhan yang masuk di dalam salah satu proyek strategis nasional ini nantinya membutuhkan dana sebesar Rp 43,22 triliun untuk proses pembangunannya.

“Pelindo II siap untuk mengelola dan membangun infrastruktur Pelabuhan Patimban,” ujar Direktur Utama PT Pelindo IPC, Elvyn  G Masassya melalui keterangan resmi, Senin (16/1).

Pelabuhan Patimban akan dibangun di dalam tiga tahap pembangunan. Rencananya tahap konstruksi akan dimulai pada tahun 2018. Adapun soft opening akan dilakukan pada 2019. Infrastuktur pelabuhan secara keseluruhan dapat rampung pada tahun 2027.

Sementara itu, Corpate Secretary Pelindo II Banu Astrini mengatakan, pihaknya tengah menanti penugasan resmi dari pemerintah terkait proyek tersebut. "Kami masih menanti keputusan pemerintah, termasuk siapa mitra yang nantinya akan bersama-sama menggarap proyek tersebut," ujar Banu kepada KONTAN.

Jepang merupakan salah satu pihak yang paling santer dikabarkan akan membangun dan memberikan pinjaman untuk pembangunan Pelabuhan Patimban. Dana sebesar Rp 43,22 triliun itu akan diambil dari pinjaman dari Jepang. Keterlibatan Jepang dalam pembangunan pelabuhan Patimban semakin menguat dengan kedatangan PM Jepang, Shinzo Abe di Jakarta pada 15 Januari 2017.

Luhut Binsar Panjaitan Kementrian Koordinator Maritim pada Minggu (15/1) mengatakan sudah ada beberapa nama yang berpotensi mengelola pelabuhan ini bersama Pelindo II. Beberapa nama yang sudah sempat muncul antara lain Astra dan Mitsubishi serta dua perusahaan lainnya di jepang yang menyatakan kesediaannya.

Proses pembangunan Pelabuhan Patimban saat ini sedang dalam tahap koordinasi pengurusan Rencana Tata Ruang dan Rencana Tata Wilayah (RTRW) kemudian baru dilanjutkan dengan pembebasan lahan.


Sumber : Kontan, 16.01.17.

16 Januari 2017

[160117.EN.BIZ] Maersk-Alibaba Tie-up Offers Smaller Clients Direct Freight Booking

DANISH shipping giant Maersk Line and Chinese e-commerce marketplace Alibaba have teamed up to provide sellers direct bookings with the container line, marking another development in the rapidly changing ocean freight procurement space, American Shipper reported.

The tie-up between Maersk Line and the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba provides a direct booking link for shippers using Alibaba's platform, Business Insider reported.

The move essentially allows smaller sellers on the Alibaba marketplace - Amazon's chief global competitor - a way to book ocean freight with Maersk Line without using a freight forwarder or non-vessel operating common carrier.

The report said the service was started on December 22, according to the shipping line.

It's part of a growing trend of carriers seeking to more directly control sales with smaller and mid-size shippers, business they have traditionally ceded to capacity resellers and service providers.

It also continues a trend of Alibaba and Amazon yearning to grow beyond being mere facilitators of product transactions and into providers of direct logistics functions tied to those transactions.

Both trends place pressure on smaller and mid-sized forwarders and NVOs to clearly define their value proposition to shippers, who may be interested in arranging and booking freight directly through a digital platform (whether that platform is with a single carrier or a neutral freight marketplace).

Alibaba already has a partnership with the startup forwarder, Flexport, in which small shipper can use Flexport's services directly through the Alibaba platform.

The Baltimore forwarder and customs broker Shapiro, meanwhile, is an example of a service provider that aids sellers on Amazon through the Fulfilled by Amazon programme.

SeaIntelligence CEO Lars Jensen sees carriers more than ever focused on automation of the front-end of the booking process.

Previously they had been focused on technology that powers the customer service elements of their business, he said.

The evolution in traditional ocean freight procurement is underway on many fronts, from direct carrier-marketplace partnerships like Maersk and Alibaba to ocean freight marketplaces like Haven, iContainer, Simpliship and Freightos and to platforms that digitise the interaction between small forwarders and neutral NVOs, like CoLoadX.

Source : HKSG.

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15 Januari 2017

[150117.EN.BIZ] Malaysia Plans to Develop US$44.6b 30m TEU Facility on Carey Island

MALAYSIA plans to develop - possibly with Chinese funding - a MYR200 billion (US$44.6 billion) port-industrial city with a capacity of 30 million TEU on a 100-sq-km site on Carey Island, to ease congestion at the nearby Port Klang container terminal complex of Westport and North Port once the project is completed in 20 years' time.

The port-city development will ultimately comprise an integrated port and related infrastructure, industrial parks and free trade zones, commercial and residential buildings. It would cater for containers, bulk and liquid cargo, car carriers, and also provide bunkering, ship repairing and maintenance services, reported Seatrade Maritime News, citing local media reports.

Malaysian conglomerate Sime Darby, which has some port interests in China, owns most of the Carey Island. Port developers say they are open to participation in the project by shipping industries from China, Japan, USA, UAE and India, although China has been specifically named as expressing interest.

Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai presented the port-city concept to his counterpart in China six months ago, inviting China to jointly develop Carey Island into a deep-sea port that could also service Chinese ships plying the Malacca Strait.

There have also been discussions with China Merchants Group, which has recently made massive investments in port infrastructure globally in line with China's One Belt and Road initiative.


Source : HKSG.

[150117.ID.BIZ] Mitsubishi Incar Pengelolaan Pelabuhan Patimban

JAKARTA. Menteri Koordinator Kemaritiman Luhut Binsar Panjaitan mengatakan pemerintah masih belum menunjuk perusahaan swasta Jepang yang menjadi pemenang tender operator Pelabuhan Patimban, Subang Jawa Barat.

Nantinya perusahaan swasta Jepang yang menang akan kerja sama dengan PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II dalam mengoperasikan pelabuhan yang bakal menggantikan Pelabuhan Cilamaya tersebut.

Pemerintah melibatkan swasta Jepang dalam konsorsium operator Pelabuhan Patimban karena 79% dari dana pembangunan sebesar Rp 43,22 triliun berasal dari Jepang. "Masih kami rundingkan. Kami juga kepingin segera selesai," kata Menteri Koordinator Kemaritiman Luhut Binsar Panjaitan usai konferensi pers Japan-Indonesia Business Dialogue di Hotel Fairmont, Jakarta, Minggu (15/1).

Luhut mengatakan, salah satu perusahaan swasta Jepang yang ikut tender operator Patimban adalah Mitsubishi.  Sedangkan perusahaan pelayaran Jepang, Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) Line, belum diketahui ikut dalam tender.

Selain perusahaan Jepang, pemerintah turut mendorong perusahaan swasta untuk ikut menjadi operator Pelabungan Patimban. "Jangan semua BUMN dong. Kalau bisa ada swasta," kata Luhut.

Namun pemerintah belum menunjuk perusahaan swasta dalam negeri yang akan menjadi operator Pelabuhan Patimban. "Belum tahu," kata Luhut.

Luhut pun mengaku tidak mengetahui keikutsertaan perusahaan dalam negeri yang dikabarkan ikut dalam tender operator, yakni PT Saratoga Investama Sedaya Tbk. "Tidak ada nama Saratoga, saya belum lihat nama itu," kata Luhut.


Sumber : Kontan, 15.01.17.

14 Januari 2017

[140117.EN.BIZ] Alfred Goh Heads DHL's Customer Solutions and Innovation in Asia Pacific

MAJOR logistics company DHL has appointed Alfred Goh as regional head of Customer Solutions and Innovation (CSI) Asia Pacific.

He will also maintain his position as president of Fast Growing Enterprises, the DHL division responsible for partnering companies in the emerging markets to penetrate new territories, and also to expand their business globally.

Since joining DHL in 2004, Mr Goh has spearheaded supply chain consultancy projects, including developing value proposition, designing, optimising and implementing supply chain solutions for top DHL customers globally. The solutions developed span across express logistics, airfreight, ocean freight and contract logistics. Goh was also responsible for supply chain systems design, pricing and profitability.

Bill Meah, CCO DHL, said: "His latest role which achieved significant business growth in our fast-growing enterprises division is crucial in ensuring the upward growth of our customers and our own business. Alfred's entrepreneurial acumen will also play a vital role in revitalising supply chains throughout the region amid the changing economic climate."

"In recent years, the chance to work closely with fast growing companies in Asia and Latin America provides me with good insights into new trends and developments, especially in the emerging markets. We are in a period where the logistics industry is undergoing transformation, and with that comes many new opportunities for DHL," said Mr Goh.


Source : HKSG.