Alibaba Group’s Shipping First Call to JICT Marks Its Initial Service in Indonesia

Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT) has another new service from Ali Express, a subsidiary of world’s leading e-commerce Alibaba, following the first call of MV FILIA T today (October 5), marking the initial service of Alibaba in Indonesia shipping and logistics.

As the reports have said, this world’s leading e-commerce has just bought and deployed some vessels to expand services in cargo shipping. These vessels would be run by its subsidiary Ali Express.

Ali Express has a ship management unit – Transfar Shipping, that will operate vessels. Headquarter in China, Transfar Shipping will continue to expand its global service, by opening some representative, including the Singapore one that has been operating. Meanwhile, for the countries having no representative offices yet, Ali Express cooperates with other shipping companies.  In Indonesia, Ali Express has appointed Benline Agencies as husbanding company.

Leaving Nansha, China on September 29, 2021, MV Filia T first call at JICT berthed at around 07.00 am on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. And will continue her journey to Yantian China.

To feed this vessel, Ali Express will share slots with other shipping lines, including CMA CGM and Japan’s shipping line ONE (Ocean Network Express).

MV Filia T (IMO: 9817901) is a Container Ship that was built in 2019 (2 years ago) and is sailing under the flag of Malta. It’s carrying capacity is 1774 TEU and her current draught is reported to be 8.3 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 172 meters and her width is 28 meters.

Commending this new service, Budi Cahyono, JICT Vice President Director and Head of Commercial said: “This proves customer trust to JICT.”

“It is honour for JICT to serve this new call of Alibaba network. This is a breakthrough and big potency for JICT in view of Alibaba reputation and network,” added Budi Cahyono.

In addition to continuously handle new services, JICT has also done other innovation in land services. JICT has just launched JASforT (JICT Appointment System for Truck), to help trucking to get easier service in lift on lift off (LoLo).

“As the biggest and busiest container terminal in Indonesia, JICT will continue to develop other digital applications in a bid to support users to more easily access any JICT services,” added Budi Cahyono.

“We are ready to collaborate any logistics network, but on the same time we continue to build up competitiveness,” he said further.

After MV Filia T first call, the next call of other Ali Express vessels to JICT will be on October 15 with destinations to South East Asia ports until US West Coast.


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