• July 2, 2024

Jakarta, July 2, 2024 – IPC Terminal Petikemas/IPC TPK Jambi Area welcomed the berthing of the BG. MMSS 2506 Barge as the first feeder vessel on the direct route from Jambi to Jakarta. For the first time, commodities from Jambi can be exported via transshipment in Jakarta with a feeder vessel from PT Pulau Laut Lines, which plans to berth regularly three times a week. This service opens opportunities for businesses to market their products to various international destinations and boosts the economic growth of Jambi province.

“For the past 29 years, export containers from Jambi have always been transshipped in Singapore before reaching their final destinations. For the first time, transshipment is being conducted in Jakarta. We hope more operators will make direct calls to Jakarta, increasing connectivity to export destinations not only in Intra-Asia and the Middle East but also in Europe, the Mediterranean, and the USA,” said Guna Mulyana, President Director of IPC TPK.

According to data from the Central Statistics Agency of Jambi Province, the export value in 2024 has consistently increased each month, with mining commodities leading. From a port perspective, the purpose of this service is to grow transshipment via Jakarta, and IPC TPK, as a container terminal operator, strives to support the Government’s initiative to make Indonesian ports a transshipment hub to international destinations.

The Tug Boat TB. SPGM 1306 and Barge BG. MMSS 2506, with a capacity of 250 TEUs, serve as the feeder from Jambi to Jakarta, where the containers are then transported by a Mother Vessel to Kwangyang, South Korea. The vessel berthed and departed on Monday, July 1, 2024.

A welcoming ceremony was held at the IPC TPK Jambi Area container terminal dock. Attendees included representatives from Pulau Laut Lines, Kristina Rajagukguk; representatives from Yang Ming Line Shipping, Sopiyan Achrin Tirtana; representatives from PT Harmoni Prima Indonesia, Ahmad Maulana Putra; and the Manager of IPC TPK Jambi Area, Wedhar Tani Aji, along with his team.

“The launch of the New Feeder Service today is a significant achievement for us in increasing the volume of goods from businesses in Jambi. We appreciate IPC TPK for providing optimal services, ensuring that shippers have certainty in shipping and efficient logistics costs,” said Kristina, Branch Manager of PT Pulau Laut Line.4o