Jakarta, August 15th, 2022 – IPC Terminal Petikemas (IPC TPK), a subsidiary of Pelindo Terminal Petikemas subholding, has been entrusted to serve the new MSC Pertiwi route. Starting with the maiden voyage of MV MSC IDA II at IPC TPK Terminal Panjang on Sunday (08/13) and arriving at IPC TPK Terminal 3 Tanjung Priok today (08/15), this service is one of the dedicated intra-Asia shipping routes covering Singapore, Tanjung Pelepas, Panjang, Jakarta, Busan, Qingdao, Incheon, Tianjinxingang, Vung Tau, and Laem Chabang.
“We provide service certainty to all users as an effort to support MSC’s expansion through the opening of various new routes and to support the government’s program regarding import-export improvements. Previously, in the past six months, IPC TPK’s CEO mentioned this,” said the CEO of IPC TPK.
The MV MSC IDA II, owned by PT Mediterranean Shipping Company, is the ship sailing on that route. With a LOA of 195 meters and a BEAM of 30 meters, the ship loads and unloads 992 TEUs of containers at IPC TPK’s Panjang area and 2100 TEUs of containers at IPC TPK’s Tanjung Priok area. This is the 7th new route service by IPC TPK in 2022.
“Looking at the opportunities and potential for the intra-Asia market between Indonesia and vice versa, we believe that MSC will contribute positively to the Indonesian market and also respond to the government’s desires with direct services from Indonesian ports to foreign countries,” said Dhany Novianto, Managing Director of MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company.
The welcome ceremony for the new route service at Pelabuhan Panjang was conducted by the management of IPC TPK’s Panjang area and representatives from MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company. Upon arrival at Terminal 3 of Tanjung Priok Port, all of IPC TPK’s board of directors welcomed the new route service directly.
“With the opening of this service, we hope to provide benefits for exporters and importers by improving direct delivery acceleration to the destination country. This service is also expected to be a solution for delivering goods from Indonesia directly to the destination country without transshipment,” concluded David, CEO of IPC TPK.