Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT) has just added new services, after this Indonesia’s leading international trade gateway started to handle the OOCL (Orient Overseas Container Line)’s first call of CIP (China Indonesia Philippines) service in the second week of this month (September).
OOCL has just launched its China Indonesia Philippines service (CIP) as a part of this Hong Kong shipping line and a subsidiary of China’s COSCO step to strengthen China to South-East Asia service network.
After sailing from Shanghai on September 1, this service first call – run by 1740 TEUs MV Ludwig Schulte – arrived at JICT on Saturday Night, September 12, 2020.
JICT marked this CIP first call on Sunday morning, September 13. Some JICT management boards, including Senior Manager Marketing Rommy Ferdinansyah, Marketing Manager Mashuri, and PR Manager Indhira Gita and some PR and Marketing staffs joint a welcome ceremony. On behalf of JICT Direction Board, Rommy Ferdinansyah gave souvenirs to MV Ludwig Schulte’s Captain – Zaw Min Latt.
For JICT, this is not the first time to handle OOCL’s direct calls. Earlier, OOCL in alliancing with four global shipping lines of Hapag-Lloyd, Malaysia International Shipping Corporation (MISC), Nippon Yusen Kaisha Line (NYK), and P & O-Nedlloyd – the Grand Alliance – has opened a long-haul direct call of Indonesia – Europe since early 2000s. JICT and TPK Koja handled it.
On the first call, the Ludwig Schulte flagged Singapore, would load 1,000 container boxes from Indonesia to the Philippines. From Jakarta (JICT), the Ludwig Schulte would also call at Semarang and Surabaya.
The OOCL’s CIP service will call weekly at JICT. “CIP is one service choice for customers in delivering cargoes from Indonesia to China and Philippines. We are so pleased to say that JICT is the first terminal in Indonesia called by this (CIP) service. This proves the customers’ trust to our service and terminal,” Riza Erivan, Vice President Director and Commercial Director of JICT.
Riza explained that amid the pandemic covid-19 outbreak, JICT had been continuing to increase productivity. “In addition to provide best service and make innovation, we commit to follow any health protocols, in a bid to prevent any probable spread of this virus,” said Riza.
As reported earlier, OOCL’s CIP service is expected to provide a better service to customers doing trade among the three countries.
“CIP will enhance the network coverage from China to Indonesia, Indonesia to Philippines, as well as Indonesia and Philippines to China, providing customers with competitive and reliable shipment options,” OOCL said in a statement as Indonesia Shipping Gazette earlier published.
CIP port rotation will be Shanghai, Ningbo, Da Chan Bay, Jakarta, Surabaya, Manila South Harbour, Hong Kong and back to Shanghai.