In view of the Central Java industry growth Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) will take focus on improving and expanding its business service in the province. In supporting this target, MSC has taken some key steps, including provision of facilities like building new office to support service improvement to customers at this province.
In the last years, industries at Central Java province has been growing up and expectedly will continue in the years to come, thanks to the relocation of some industries, including textile and textile-related industries, from other regions to this province.
“We will concentrate to expand our business service in Central Java in view of the increasing demand from industry and trade in this province,” General Manager of MSC Indonesia Dhani Novianto told Indonesia Shipping Gazette on explaining the reason why it invests for the new office.
On Thursday, February 27, MSC officially launched its new office at Gedung B LT 1 Gedung UTC, Jl Kelud Raya, Semarang, Central Java.
Some business partners, clients, customers, associations, and government representatives including General Manager of Tanjung Emas Port Arief Prabowo, Head of Indonesia National Shipowners’ Association Central Java (DPC INSA Jateng) Ridwan, Head of Indonesia Logistics and Forwarders’ Association Central Java (DPW ALFI Jateng) Ari Prabowo, and some other representative of Semarang Container Terminal TPKS and Tanjung Emas Port Authority (KSOP).
“MSC is a world’s leading container shipping industry. We are proudly offer our customers with global network service based on local wisdom,’’ Dhani said.
MSC provides over 200 services and calls at 500 ports worldwide. It carries over 21 million TEUs a year. “In Indonesia, MSC been running the service since 1996. We are supported by 180 staff for our six offices in this country. We are running four feeder services connecting the five Indonesia’s leading ports and two direct services from Jakarta to Australia,’’ Dhani explained.
Expecting 15% of Central Java Market Share
Dhani expects that its new office in this province will help MSC to achieve its market share target in this province. This year (2020), MSC targets to handle more than 80,000 TEUs to/from Central Java, or around 15% of this province container market.
“Mirrored with the volume we handled in the first two months (January-February) of this year, we are so optimistic to achieve the target,” said Dhani, adding that during the period, MSC market share had reached 13.5%.