- The 16,000-TEU container ship is the first of three CMA CGM’s 16,000-TEU series to be calling JICT
- On the JAX service, this development is primed to facilitate growing trade volumes between Indonesia and the United States.
- This milestone demonstrates CMA CGM Group’s commitment to enable market connectivity and deliver service excellence with Pelindo as Indonesia strengthens its position as a major international maritime port.
The CMA CGM Group, a global player in sea, land and air logistics solutions; and PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Persero) or Pelindo today received CMA CGM Alexander Von Humboldt as the largest containership to call PT Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT), a subsidiary of the Pelindo Group. This inaugural call of the 16,000-TEU containership marks the first of three CMA CGM’s 16,000- TEU series to be calling JICT.
The occasion was chaired by Arif Toha, Director General of Sea Transportation, Ministry of Transportation. He joined Laurent Olmeta, Chief Executive Officer, CMA CGM Asia Pacific Limited; John Lim, President Director of CMA CGM Indonesia; Arif Suhartono, President Director of Pelindo and other guests including government officials, industry stakeholders and key clients of the CMA CGM Group at the terminal.
Facilitate growing trade volumes between Indonesia and the United States
CMA CGM Alexander Von Humboldt is deployed on the CMA CGM Columbus JAX (JAX) service which directly connects Jakarta and the United States of America. This development is designed to facilitate increased trade volumes between Indonesia and her second largest export market, which is forecasting a double-digit export growth by the end of 2022.
A full range of solutions to support Indonesia’s largest container port
Set up in Indonesia in 1995, the CMA CGM Group currently employs over 250 staff members across seven branch offices and has four owned depots. It currently offers seven maritime services that make more than 50 port calls each week. Of these, four services including the JAX service call JICT weekly.
Catering to more outbound cargoes on each voyage of the Indonesia-US direct service, the JAX service also offers a seamless connectivity to the US East Coast and West Coast with a transition time of 34 days, improving industry transit time. The JAX service delivers local products and manufactured products such as paper, rubber, garments, footwear, and electronic items from Indonesia to North America on a weekly basis.
“The CMA CGM Group is delighted to make a difference to Indonesia’s maritime “sea”-scape with PELINDO and JICT today. This milestone demonstrates our Group’s commitment to enable market connectivity and deliver service excellence as Jakarta further strengthens her position as an important international maritime port,” said Laurent Olmeta, Chief Executive Officer of CMA CGM Asia Pacific Limited.
“Three of the 19 vessels on CMA CGM’s weekly JAX service will be 16,000-TEU in size from today. They will enable us to ship more optimally to and from Indonesia on each voyage. As a carrier of choice, we shall continue to invest in our assets, capabilities and people to serve in Better Ways,” said John Lim, CMA CGM Indonesia President Director.
Post-merger of four companies, Pelindo has focused on driving operational efficiency and excellence at all its terminals to reduce vessel port stay time and container turnaround time, thereby reducing logistics costs in Indonesia.
“With the large CMA CGM vessel berthing at the JICT, it shows the commitment of the Pelindo Group in improving its port services. I hope that the arrival of this large vessel will further strengthen the connectivity of Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta with the international network of ports; and provide a smooth flow of exports from and imports to Indonesia,” said Arif Suhartono, President Director of Pelindo.