- Indonesian archipelago plugged into successful
road freight service spanning Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and China
- DHL ASIACONNECT+ reduces costs and carbon
emissions for businesses exporting to Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Bangkok
JAKARTA, INDONESIA - Media OutReach - October 16, 2019 - DHL Global
Forwarding, the leading international provider of air, sea and road freight
services, today rolled out DHL ASIACONNECT+ in Indonesia. The new
less-than-truckload (LTL) scheduled service connects Indonesia to DHL
ASIACONNECT, DHL's highly successful road freight network across Singapore,
Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and China.
"Businesses moving goods
out of Indonesia now have a strong viable alternative to traditional air and
ocean freight. With DHL ASIACONNECT, we have a robust scheduled road network
across Indonesia's key ASEAN trading markets. Adding Indonesia to the service
portfolio gives customers a new option for multimodal freight service, which is
up to 35% cheaper and reduces carbon emissions by up to 54% compared to
airfreight. It is also 65% faster as compared to ocean freight, providing the
perfect middle-ground for customers who want more flexibility," said Vincent
Yong, President Director, DHL Global Forwarding Indonesia.
According to DHL's Global Connectedness Index, more
than half of Indonesia's trade flows are regional, with 58% of its exports and
69% of its imports going to and coming from trading partners in Asia Pacific.
With DHL ASIACONNECT+,
shipments from various cities in Indonesia, including Bandung, Balikpapan,
Semarang and Lampung, containing locally-produced goods, such as textiles, machinery
and electronic goods, are consolidated in Jakarta by air or truck before being
air-freighted to Singapore and transported via road freight to Kuala Lumpur,
Penang and Bangkok. An extension of the offering to Vietnam and China, as well
as imports to Indonesia from the various cities along DHL ASIACONNECT will
follow at a later stage.
Logistics costs and Indonesia's burgeoning economic
While the manufacturing
sector in Indonesia has been named as the engine of its projected average economic growth of 6.3% till 2024, logistics costs are among the highest in Asia at 24% of the country's gross domestic product (GDP).
"There is significant value
for businesses in Indonesia to strengthen their intra-Asia supply chain. Half of trade from Asia are bound for destinations within Asia and Asia's
economies are forecasted to be larger than the rest of the world combined by 2020," said Bruno
Selmoni, VP, Head of Road Freight & Multimodal ASEAN and South Asia, DHL
Global Forwarding. "Indonesia is an excellent
manufacturing hub for companies looking to diversify from China due to rising costs. Building a greater range of transportation options for businesses
enables companies to better leverage Indonesia's strategic location as a production
base for the increasingly affluent domestic and regional markets."
In line with Deutsche Post DHL's goal to reduce all
logistics-related emissions to net-zero by 2050, the new multimodal solution
helps the growing number of
sustainability-conscious Indonesian businesses reduce their
carbon footprint by up to half as compared to pure play air freight services.
DHL ASIACONNECT+ offers, in
addition to cost savings and reduced carbon emissions, a standard tariff that
helps customers manage their costs, a single point of contact for end-to-end
shipments and online track and trace capabilities using
the DHL Interactive
platform. Security features in the
trucks include GPS tracking, advanced air suspension to minimize impact to
cargo, an emergency trigger button linked to a 24/7 dedicated network security
and command control room.
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