Jakarta, June 23, 2022 – IPC Terminal Petikemas/IPC TPK welcomed the arrival of MV Hammonia Lipsia at Terminal 3, which serves a new route to the Mediterranean. This ship is planned to travel the Marco Polo route (Taicang – Da Chan Bay – Jakarta – Salerno – Civitaveccia – La Spezia). This is the fourth new route service opened by IPC TPK in 2022. Collaborating with Kalypso Compagnia Di Navigazione and Kaiso Line agent, this new route is expected to boost Indonesia’s import-export activities that were sluggish in May.
“We will proactively encourage the arrival of ships with new routes. Our hope with the opening of this new route is to boost import-export activities, especially for non-oil commodities. This step is also an effort to support logistics cost reduction and encourage community economic growth,” said Wahyu, CEO of IPC TPK.
The Liberian-flagged Hammonia Lipsia has an LOA of 220.48 meters, BEAM of 32.24 meters, and Draught of 10.5 meters. The ship is planned to load and unload 467 TEUs at Terminal 3 IPC TPK.
Previously, IPC TPK has also collaborated with several shipping companies to open new route services, including KM Project ship with Jakarta – Port Klang route, MV Meratus Sorong with China Indonesia Express route in cooperation with Meratus. In addition, IPC TPK also serves MV MTT Samalaju from Bengal Tiger Line with China Indonesia Service route.
“This new route service is expected to have a positive impact on exporters and importers because it can open up opportunities for market expansion to new countries, which will ultimately have a good impact on the national economy,” Wahyu concluded. As a note, the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) reported that Indonesia’s export value in May 2022 decreased by 21.29%, while Indonesia’s import value decreased by 5.81% compared to the previous month.