Jakarta, January 13, 2022 – Starting off the year 2022, IPC Terminal Petikemas/IPC TPK broke the record for servicing the largest vessel in the history of IPC TPK operations and Terminal 3. The MV MSC Tianshan, with a length (LOA) of 334 meters, docked at Terminal 3 of IPC Terminal Petikemas. Nearly 2,000 40-foot empty containers are planned to be unloaded from the vessel to help address the scarcity of containers in supporting Indonesia’s export products to foreign countries.
The MV MSC Tianshan is a vessel owned by Mediterranean Shipping Company with a capacity of 8,500 TEUs. The vessel departed from the Middle East to Jakarta, Indonesia.
“We greatly appreciate the arrival of the MV MSC Tianshan at the Terminal 3 dock of Tanjung Priok IPC TPK. Thanks to the good cooperation and support from the Harbor Master and Port Authorities as well as the Pelindo Regional 2 Tanjung Priok and Pelindo Pusat Vessel Services, the vessel was able to dock smoothly. Of course, we will continue to optimize our services so that more large vessels can dock. This is a strategic step for IPC TPK in starting off 2022,” said David Sirait, Director of Commercial & Business Development IPC TPK.
Since the end of 2021, global trade has been plagued by a scarcity of containers, including in Indonesia. Not only is export activity affected, but container shortages have the potential to disrupt Indonesia’s economic recovery efforts. The unloading of containers brought by the MV MSC Tianshan is expected to provide a solution to the high demand for containers by Indonesian exporters.
“We hope that the docking of the MV MSC Tianshan can contribute to increasing logistics productivity and addressing the container crisis in Indonesia. IPC TPK will continue to support the government in reducing logistics costs and improving the national economy,” David concluded.