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    Qatar Airways Boss Elected Chairman of IATA Board of Governors

    Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker (center) with IATA Director General and CEO Alexander de Juniac (left) and Qantas Airways Group CEO Alan Joyce (right), after a press conference at the closing of IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) to -74 and the World Air Transport Summit in Sydney. Al Baker was elected as Chairman of the Board of Governors of IATA for the period 2018-2019. . – .Bisnis.com / Siti Munawaroh

    SYDNEY – Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker was officially elected as Chairman of the new Board of Governors of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for a term of one year.

    Al Baker occupies the position of Chairman of the IATA Board of Governors (BoG) 2018-2019, replacing the previous official of Singapore Airlines CEO, Goh Choon Phong. IATA announced it in the closing agenda of the IATA Annual General Meeting to-74 in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday (5/6/2018).

    Al Baker became the Chairman of the 77th BoG Board of IATA and the first CEO of Qatar Airways to be the IATA chairman. Prior to occupying the position of chairman, Al Baker has joined the BoG IATA since 2012.

    “I am delighted to be in Sydney and honored to be the Chairman of the Board of Governors of IATA for the next year. To be nominated to a prestigious leadership position in the industry is a great honor for me, “said Al Baker, in a press conference at the 74th Session of the IATA Annual General Meeting on Wednesday (5/6/2018).
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    Exports of Bali Sculpture and Handicraft Translucent USD5.03 million

    DENPASAR – Exports of sculptures and various types of wood-based souvenirs from Bali managed to reap foreign exchange of USD5.03 million during March 2018. The amount increased USD837.467 or 19.94% compared to February 2018 recorded USD4, 19 million.

    “However, the foreign exchange earnings compared to the same month in the previous year increased by 307,338 US dollars or 6.50 percent, because in March 2017 the delivery of various types of statues generated 4.72 million US dollars,” said Head of Central Statistics Agency (BPS) Bali Province Adi Nugroho in Denpasar, Sunday.

    He said the hand-crafted handmade results of Balinese artisans and artists were able to contribute 8.53% of Bali’s total exports which reached USD59.04 million during March 2018, an increase of USD13.78 million or 30.46% compared to the previous month recorded USD45.26 million.
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    ALFI: Overbrengen Container Preferably Night

    A worker walked on a container at Koja Container Terminal in Tanjung Priok, Jakarta, on Monday (14/08/2017). – Reuters / Nyimas Laula

    JAKARTA-The Indonesian Logistics and Forwarders Association (ALFI) proposes that the movement of imported or overbrengen containers from first-line container terminals to temporary hoarding stations (TPS) in the Tanjung Priok customs territory shall be conducted at night or after 18.00 WIB.

    Chairman of ALFI DKI Jakarta, Widijanto said that the overbrengen of imported containers passing the time limit of the congestion at the port of Priok if carried out at night will reduce the level of congestion on the distribution line from and to the port of Priok.

    “If the night is done overbrengen imported containers, can be faster considering the roads around the port of Priok is not too crowded,” said Widijanto to Bisnis, Monday (21/05/2018).

    He also proposed that the overbrengen of imported containers at the port of Priok be done only at night has been delivered in the audience of Jakarta DPF ALFI board with the Head of Customs and Excise Service Office of Tanjung Priok Port today (21/5/2018).
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    JAS Airport Services Increase 25% Cargo Capacity

    Situation in Export Document Office of PT JAS Airport Services. The company intends to increase its storage capacity by 25% by the end of 2018.

    JAKARTA – PT JAS Airport Services will increase its air cargo storage capacity to 437,500 tons per year by year-end 2018.

    Subiyono, Deputy Director of Operations & Services of JAS Airport Services, said the current maximum capacity could reach 350,000 tons per year. There is also, throughout 2017 the company has served as many as 299,802 tons of cargo.

    “We hope the addition of storage can increase 25% of the current maximum capacity,” said Subiyono after delivering Technical Guidance on Cargo Handling and Post on Tuesday (15/05/2018).

    He added that the maximum capacity is useful when anticipating the peak of cargo and mail delivery, as in Lebaran. Typically, the government will ban large trucks operating a few days before Eid.
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    IPC Boost Export Cargo


    JAKARTA – PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II (Persero) or Indonesia Port Corporation (IPC) will boost export cargoes in line with the opening of direct voyage (direct call) from Tanjung Priok Port. The increase in export cargo is expected to contribute to the company’s 10% container flow growth target by 2018.

    President Director of IPC, Elvyn G. Masassya said since 2017 Tanjung Priok Port has been serving direct calls to the United States and Europe with a vessel with a capacity of 8,000 TEUs. Now, Tanjung Priok arrives larger ship, the CMA CGM Tage measuring 10,000 TEUs, following the Salalah APL ship with a capacity of 10,642 TEUs that have stopped on 3 May 2018 ago.
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    Tage Ship Ready to Serve Jakarta-Los Angeles Container Route

    The CMA CGM Tage ship rests on the JICT dock. This ship became one of the vessels that serve Jakarta-Los Angeles direct voyage. – Bisnis / Rivki Maulana

    JAKARTA – Tanjung Priok Port returns the arrival of a giant container vessel that can accommodate 10,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent unit). Large ships are expected to reduce container shipping costs while increasing the competitiveness of national export products.

    Based on business monitoring at Tanjung Priok Port, large vessels leaning against the CMA CGM Tage. This Malta-flagged ship will carry cargo from Jakarta to Los Angeles, United States.

    According to the plan, President Joko Widodo will review port infrastructure as well as export discharges transported by CMA CGM Tage ship. To note, this ship is one of the vessels that routinely serve direct call or Jakarta-Los Angeles direct voyage.
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    Access to Merak Mas Port for Imports is Opened Immediately

    Merak Mas Port

    JAKARTA – The government through the Coordinating Ministry for the Ministry of Marine Affairs is moving quickly to increase the flow of goods by declaring the opening of Merak Mas Port as an import-export door for the Banten region.

    Coordinating Minister for Marine Affairs, Luhut B. Panjaitan said that Merak Mas Port will add export gate in West Java so that it does not rely on Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta.

    He explained, Merak Mas Port is expected to become an international trade gateway for the region of Banten.

    Meanwhile, Port Patimban in Subang will become a gateway of goods goods industrial area in Karawang, Purwakarta, and Cikampek.

    Luhut said, it has coordinated with several Ministries / Agencies to make the Port of Merak Mas as an international port.
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    China Participates in North Bali Airport Development

    DENPASAR – Chinese companies also donate funds for the construction of the North Bali airport.

    Investors PT Pembangunan Bali Mandiri (Pembari) and Power Construction Corporation of China (PowerChina) signed a cooperation to build an airport in North Bali precisely in Kubutambahan, Buleleng, Bali.

    “We are very serious in engaging local partners and foreign partners to realize the intention of the people of North Bali to have a new airport in order to improve the welfare of the people of North Bali who are currently lagging far behind by their brothers in South Bali,” said Chairman PT Pembari, K Suardhana in the statement press received by Antara in Denpasar, Thursday (10/05/2018).

    The signing of the cooperation coincided with the state visit of Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang in Indonesia on Monday (7/5).
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    JAS Natural Revenue Growth 16%

    Ground service provider PT Jasa Angkasa Semesta (JAS) grew 16 percent in 2017. In 2016, the company posted revenues of Rp 1.24 trillion and Rp 1.49 trillion in 2017.

    JAS President Director Adji Gunawan said, 50% of the company’s total revenue comes from ground handling services or approximately Rp 750 billion of contribution. “The ground handling business is the backbone for other JAS businesses,” he told Kontan.co.id on Sunday (6/5).

    The potential for ground handling business called Adji relies heavily on the growing number of airline traffic at the airports served by JAS. For your information, the company is now operating at 12 airports in Indonesia.

    “Four of them have international certification ISAGO (IATA safety audit for ground operations), namely Soekarno-Hatta Airport Tangerang, Ngurah Rai Bali, Juanda, and Kualanamu,” said Adji.
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    CMA CGM Takes 10,642 TEUs to the Port of Tanjung Priok

    JAKARTA – French shipping company CMA CGM again brought a giant container ship to Tanjung Priok Port to serve a direct route to the United States.

    In an official statement received by Business Friday (4/5/2018), CMA CGM brought the giant ship APL Salalah capacity of 10,642 TEUs (10,642 containers) on Wednesday (3/5/2018). This ship incised a new history as the largest container ship ever docked in Tanjung Priok.

    APL Salalah leaned on the Jakarta International Container Terminal terminal (JICT) with up to 1,666 TEUs and loaded 2,818 TEUs. As a result, the total loading and unloading of the vessel reached 4,484 TEUs in its maiden voyage to Indonesia.
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