Dhany Novianto, Managing Director of MSC Indonesia
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) continues to expand and enhance its intra-Asia network with adding a new service and updating four existing services, starting week 30.
These enhancements to MSC intra-Asia network offer direct connections and competitive transit times for Long Haul cargo from Greater China and South East Asia, as well as comprehensive port coverage between Indonesia, South China, Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand.
This comes at a time when customers are showing increasing demand for new services to move cargo between key locations in Asia.
“In addition to launching Seahorse, we are updating four existing services: New Origami, Seagull, Lang Co Express and Malyndo Express. Our newly updated services will link seamlessly to our other intra-Asia services and to our global ocean liner network, as well as to our inland and barge services within the Asia region,” MSC said in a recent statement to Indonesia Shipping Gazette.
MSC explained that the first voyage on the Seahorse service will depart from Tanjung Pelepas (Malaysia) on July 25. MSC will deploy MSC GIANNA with voyage number of HO030A for this first voyage.
The first voyage on the Lang Co Express will depart from Quinhon on July 27, served by SPIRIT OF KOLKATA with voyage number of HZ031A. The first voyage on the New Origami will depart from Tanjung Pelepas on July 25, served by SHATTA BHUM -with voyage number of HI030A.
The first voyage on the Seagull would depart from Shanghai on July 16 July, served by MP THE GRONK with voyage number of HU029A. And the first voyage on the Malyndo will depart from Singapore on July 21, served by TG ATHENA with voyage number of HY030A.
Benefits to Indonesia Shippers
The launching of MSC’ Seahorse Service will benefit exporters and importers, especially those who does exporting importing between Indonesia and China since this service will handle direct shipment between Tanjung Priok (Jakarta) and Yantian Port (China).
Providing comprehensive port coverage of eight countries within Asia, the new service will help to facilitate more intra-Asia shipments. “Indonesia shippers can rely on the service for cargo to markets such as the Philippines and Taiwan,” said Dhany Novianto, Managing Director of MSC Indonesia.
In addition, customers can ship directly via this service from Jakarta to the Yantian transshipment port, enabling them to reach the US West Coast faster. The transit time will be reduced by 10 days to 27 days, which is a significant improvement.
“As business continues to grow from Indonesia to China, MSC is committed to facilitate more shipments between the two countries with our new Seahorse service. The direct connection from Jakarta to Yantian will help shippers to lower their logistics costs and save on transit time,” Dhany said further.
The Seahorse service is a weekly service, scheduled to commence on 25 July 2020 at Tanjung Pelepas, with the MSC GIANNA (voyage number: HO030A). The service will link seamlessly to MSC’s other intra-Asia services and to its global ocean liner network, as well as to its inland and barge services within the Asia region.
Port rotation of the Seahorse service: Tanjung Pelepas – Singapore – Jakarta –Yantian – Kaohsiung -Manila – Vung Tau – Laem Chabang – Tanjung Pelepas.
Benefits to customers:
- Facilitate more intra-Asia cargo with eight direct connections
- First MSC direct connection from Jakarta to Yantian, reducing transit time by 9 days
- Improved transit time from Jakarta to Kaohsiung and Manila
- Greater capacity and improved schedule reliability with deployment of MSC feeders