Jakarta, March 7th, 2022 – IPC Terminal Petikemas resumes its service for the new Meratus Line Java Malaysia Express (JME) route from Jakarta to Port Klang and vice versa. The launch of this new route addresses the issue of a lack of ship space for exporting Indonesian products abroad, which has recently been felt by Indonesian exporters. This new service will sail every weekend on a regular basis.
“We highly appreciate the trust that Meratus Line has given to IPC TPK to serve the new Jakarta-Port Klang route at Terminal 3. This trust proves that we have provided good performance to the previous international Meratus shipping services, and of course, we will continuously improve the operational performance of the terminal, both through digitization and the improvement of human resources capabilities,” said David Sirait, Commercial and Business Development Director of IPC TPK.
In 2021, IPC TPK collaborated with Meratus Line to open the PING Service (Panjang-Singapore) and Jakarta-Singapore routes. This new service was marked by the arrival of KM Meratus Project 3 with LOA 139 meters at Tanjung Priok Port’s Terminal 3 on Sunday, March 6th, 2022, which is planned to carry 355 TEUs of containers.
“IPC TPK will continue to proactively explore various potentials, establish synergy and cooperation with shipping lines both domestically and abroad. In addition to contributing to the national logistics cost efficiency, we hope that this new additional international service can encourage an increase in trade flow through Indonesia’s export-import activities amidst efforts to recover the economy from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic,” David concluded.
As a note, in 2021, IPC TPK achieved positive performance amid the global economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic and inflation pressure due to supply chain disruptions and energy constraints. The loading and unloading performance in IPC TPK’s six working areas reached 2.72 million TEUs, an increase from the previous year of 2.58 million TEUs.