Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT) created another milestone today (March 22), following the first call of CMA CGM Group (ANL)’s Asia Australia Express (AAX). A 2,824 TEUs containership with LOA of 222 meter – MS Eagle – berthed for the first time at this Indonesia’s leading export import gateway.
Routing Saigon – Port Klang – Singapore – Jakarta – Brisbane – Sydney – Townsville – Portklang, the AAX will call weekly at JICT. In addition to handle some direct cargoes from Jakarta to Australia, the AAX will also handle some international transshipment cargoes originated from some Asia ports and destined to Australia or vice versa.
Commending this new service, Vice President Director Riza Erivan said that this proves the high trust of customers to JICT, thanks to the service improvement and the opening of international transshipment facilities of JICT.
As reported earlier, since late February this year (2019), JICT started international transshipment activities, following the issuance of permit from Customs Authority. Through an approval letter No S-2234/KPU/01/2018 issued by Tanjung Priok Customs (KPU Tanjung Priok), JICT is allowed to serve any international vessels to do transshipment.
For this service, JICT has prepared dedicated area for cross terminal movement for both PT. JICT and TPK Koja.
With this service, JICT will handle the transshipment usually done in Singapore and Malaysian ports, thus adding the JICT’s service of domestic transshipment and intra-Asia. In addition, the international transshipment facilities will also help some long-haul direct calls from this terminal.
In addition, said Riza, the Asia Australia Express (AAX) also describes the increasing volume of trade between Indonesia and Australia.
Any service improvement done by the management has encouraged a sustainability in productivity. “This has created a positive impact to the fluent flow of goods and indirectly encouraged the positive growth of national economy,” said Riza.
“This (direct call and international transshipment service) is also a good news for us to keep our position the Indonesia’s World Class Container Terminal,” he said further.