• December 13, 2023

Jakarta, December 13, 2023 – As the year 2023 concludes, IPC Terminal Petikemas/IPC TPK has been entrusted by the shipping company VASI Shipping to collaborate with the agent PT MAP Translogistic in serving the new Indonesia Malaysia Service (IMS) route, which is a direct service to the Sub Continent India. The initiation of this direct service with the route through Surabaya – Jakarta – Port Klang – Nhava Sheva – Jebel Ali – Dammam is one of IPC TPK’s efforts to accelerate the growth of exports and imports from Indonesia to India.

“The docking of the MV Asterios today is an effort to support the growth of Indonesia’s exports and imports, especially with India. The introduction of this new direct service adds to the market heading to India through Nhava Sheva, including commodities such as charcoal and other non-oil and gas sectors,” added Guna Mulyana, CEO of IPC TPK.

As is well-known, India is one of Indonesia’s important trading partners and the fourth-largest export destination. According to the monthly report released by the Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia in October 2023, Indonesia’s non-oil and gas exports to India increased by 24.9% compared to September 2023, rising from USD 1.5 billion to USD 1.8 billion. This trend is positive for Indonesia to continue promoting export growth to India.

The MV Asterios vessel, berthed at Terminal 3 IPC TPK, has a length overall (LOA) of 172 meters, a beam of 27.4 meters, and a capacity of 1,800 TEUs. The containers loaded from Terminal 3 amounted to 674 boxes / 1,003 TEUs. The vessel docked on December 13, 2023, and is scheduled to depart for Port Klang on December 14, 2023. The plan is for MV Asterios to dock regularly every two weeks.

“With the opening of this direct service, IPC TPK is inspired to provide added value and greater efficiency in serving users. This new service not only supports the government in enhancing connectivity but also strengthens the bilateral relationship between Indonesia and India, fostering trade and investment between the two countries,” concluded Guna.