• July 7, 2023

Jakarta, July 7, 2023 – For the first time, the vessel MV Stephanie C, owned by the Omani shipping company Asyad Line, berthed at Terminal 3 of Tanjung Priok Port, operated by IPC Terminal Petikemas/IPC TPK (July 1). The arrival of the Asyad Line vessel marks the opening of a new service destination for Indonesia. Previously, Asyad Line only routed its ships to Port Klang in Malaysia and Singapore. The opening of this new service aims to strengthen bilateral relations between Oman and Indonesia in the economic sector, enhance the distribution of goods, and promote the growth of exports, imports, and transshipment to and from Oman via Jakarta.

“IPC TPK has once again been entrusted to serve the Direct Service to the Middle East, allowing cargo owners to send their goods directly, thus reducing logistics costs and transit time at the port,” said Guna Mulyana, CEO of IPC TPK.

Asyad Line, also known as Oman Shipping Line, collaborates with KCA Global Maritime as the official agent in Indonesia. The MV Stephanie C, a vessel flagged by the Marshall Islands, marks the beginning of the Far East Express service. The route includes Jakarta-Singapore-Port Klang-Nhava Sheva-Mundra-Karachi-Sohar-Jebel Ali. The vessel has a Length Overall (LOA) of 255 meters and a Beam of 37.3 meters. It unloaded 1,032 TEUs and loaded 537 TEUs of containers.

According to data from the Ministry of Trade, Oman’s imports to Indonesia in April 2023 experienced a decline of 56.82%, with commodities such as basic metal industry, chemical industry and chemical products, and non-metallic mineral products.

“We hope that the opening of this service will stimulate the advancement of Indonesia’s export and import activities to and from the Middle East. Additionally, the presence of this new service can enhance the marketability and competitiveness of Indonesian commodities in the world,” Guna concluded.