Sunday, November 30, 2008

Indonesia will import Brazilian Beef

Indonesia will import Brazilian Beef

Indonesia will import a beef from Brazil by perform an examination and strict supervision. So far, a number of parties has reject the government's policy to import a beef from Brazil because this country had been affected by outbreaks of mouth and nail disease. But now, Brazil is free of mouth and nail disease also more than 100 countries has import high-quality of beef from this country. Australia and New Zealand which  export beef to Indonesia also imported from Brazil.

Indonesia continue to develop and enhance the technology of cows, so it can reduce the beef import. Agreement of cooperation research and development is also done with Brazil last wee during a visit by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. Port of entry point is limited, i.e only the Tanjung Priok and Tanjung Perak, for easy to control. In addition, there will still control as usual on agricultural commodities and livestock imports. Indonesia had reproves by World Trade Organization (WTO) because  reject to import a beef from outside of Australia and New Zealand.

The import of meat from Brazil must meet strict conditions and requirements, such as boneless meat and meat comes from the state that is free of mouth and nail disease. The government will revise the policy, which include the import of meat must come from countries that are free of disease. So far, meat was import from Australia and New Zealand because these two countries has declared free of mouth and nail disease by the World Animal Health Organization (OIE / Organization Internzionale des Ephzoties). Other countries that free of PMK is Thailand, the United States, and Canada

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Recession will continue until end of 2009

Recession will continue until end of 2009

German Central Bank estimates the ongoing recession in 2009, Governor Axel Weber said on Wednesday (26/11), after the government said that the depreciation can not be overlooked.

"In the annual average, I now predict negative growth," Weber said in a release commenting before his speech in Berlin.

The central bank, or Bundesbank, will release an official estimate of the projected activities of Europe's largest economy is on 5 December, he was writing.

On Tuesday (25/11), German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck admitted officially for the first time the German gross domestic product (GDP) down to 1.0 percent next year.

Germany officially entered the first since the 2002-2003 recession in the third quarter of this year.

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Indonesia will build 142 biofuel industry

Indonesia will build 142 biofuel industry

Indonesia will build a 142 biofuel industry until the end of 2009 to fullfill  the vegetable fuel both domestic and abroad.

The raw materials for biofuel is potential ehiugh in Indonesia, which comes from palm oil. Indonesia's CPO production each year ranges from 18 million tons, while domestic demand for oil around 6 million tons of CPO each year.

Estimated in 2009 the biofuel industry which use biofuel will grow and develop in Indonesia. According to Indonesia's strategic plan, the use of biofuel will cover five percent of the total fuel in 2025.

The decrease CPO price affected the fresh fruit bunches price because of weakening demand in export markets such as the United States become a source of financial crisis.

This condition may continue to occur one to two years. Palm oil can be processed into raw materials or other products up to 70 species. In addition, the industry's biofuel users also continue to market digenjot CPO remains high.

China, will increase the CPO consumption from approximately 3.5 million tons to five to 10 million tons each year. The EU is also targeting the increased use of bio-diesel from 4.8 million tons to be 14.8 million tons in 2010.

Currently for various purposes Indonesian palm oil still need 119 units of palm oil mills (MCC), with a capacity of 30 tons per hour TBS. Nowdays there are 419 new units of MCC in Indonesia.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Garuda : Fuel efficiency 27 Million Liter

Garuda : Fuel efficiency 27 Million Liter
Garuda Indonesia Boeing-737 refuelling and rel...

The financial crisis which estimated become worst at 2009, has make Garuda Indonesia airlines to prepared the efficiency of fuel cusomption. The BUMN's Airline has avtur saving's plan throughout the year by 3 percent.
Director of Operations of Garuda, Mr. Ari Sapari said, some of the efficiency programs are on technical flight, carry-on baggage restrictions and how to put the goods in baggage. "If the program is successful, then the savings could reach 3 percent of the fuel," said Ari Sapari when signing of the SMS cooperation between Garuda crew Tbk and PT Telkomsel in Jakarta, Wednesday (26/11).
Although only 3 percent, said Ari, when measured by the amount of fuel used by airplanes Garuda is very large. According to the plan Avtur use in 2009 is  900 million liters.
With the efficiency of the plan, the estimated Avtur used can be reduced 873 million liters, or a stint of 27 million liters.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Air Asia X : Sales Target 1 Billion U.S. Dollar

Air Asia X : Sales Target 1 Billion U.S. Dollar
AirAsia X official logo

Airline AirAsia X is targeting expansion of sales to one billion U.S. dollars at the endof 2010, although the global economy is slowing. AirAsia X is a subsidiary airline AirAsia, which serves the flight distance.

"After two years of operation, next year, our sales will reach one billion ringgit or 276 million U.S. dollars," said Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia X Azran Osman Rani, on Monday (24/11).

Until the end of this year, AirAsia X flying to Gold Coast, Perth, Melbourne (Australia), and Hangzhou in China, will post sales up to 362 million ringgit.

"From the end of this year until 2013, we will be flying to 30 new routes, in line received 25 aircraft Airbus A330-300," said Azran. It is said that AirAsia X expects flying to five cities in Australia, 4-5 cities in China, 3-4 cities in India, 1-2 cities in Korea, and 2-3 in the cities of Japan and the Middle East.

According to Azran, AirAsia X has made Southeast Asia, as cities in Australia and India, countries with the Far East, such as China, Korea, and Japan.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Crisis, Qantas Reduce The Capacity

Crisis, Qantas Reduce The Capacity
Qantas Airbus A330-300 taxiing (VH-QPH) at Sin...

The Qantas Airlines has announced the reduction of capacity, which is driven by the decline in passenger demand due to the global crisis. Qantas profits are predicted decline due to of this crisis condition.

"Carrying capacity of our aircraft transport in six months, will be four percent lower than the carrying capacity on the same period in 2008," said Chief E xecutive Officer Geoff Dixon, on Tuesday (25/11) to the AFP news agency.

Dixon also emphasized, Qantas will suspend its plan to lease two aircraft Airbus A330-200 aircraft to replace their other. "World flight in a situation that can not be estimated," he said.

Qantas profit before tax in fiscal year 2008 that ended 30 June 2009 is estimated to be 500 million Australian dollars (equivalent to 324 million U.S. dollars). Far lower than the profit of fiscal year 2007 reached 1.41 billion Australian dollars.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Indonesia Export-Import is still under control

Indonesia Export-Import is still under control

The global economic crisis that lasts up to now not affect the performance of export and import of Indonesia yet. Due to, in the short term, export import is still confident.

For example, in the period of January-September 2008, the export and import reached 107.7 billion U.S. dollars, or 29.69 percent increase compared to the same period in 2007, as result of Implementation of Policy Coordination Forum of Foreign Trade meeting which held in Jambi, Friday (21 / 11).

From the total value of exports and imports in the period of January-September 2008, the non-oil/gas export reached 83.3 billion U.S. dollars, or 23.36 percent increase. However, the export growth (August-September) is estimated to be slightly decreased or will happen until the end of this year.

"Although the export growth is decelining, the non-oil/gas export target 12.5 percent is optimism can be achieved," said Kasubdin of Foreign Trade's Jambi, Zainal Abidin who participate in the formulation team.

Meanwhile, the imports value in the period January-September 2008 reached 101.1 billion U.S. dollars consist of the oil/gas import of 25.9 billion U.S. dollars and import of non-oil/gas 75.2 billion U.S. dollars.

Contribution of the total imports of raw materials, especially the auxiliary (78.1 percent), capital goods (15.2 percent) and consumption (6.7 percent).

Other results  from the meeting is also concluded that if the global economic crisis continues in the long term, target non-oil/gas export Indonesia in 2009 should be returned to anticipate the situation and respond to the policy of economic crisis on the global trade.

For example, maintaining the export by giving a guarantee against the risk of payment from the buyer, strengthening the export of crude palm oil (CPO) to zero percent, and prevent the illegal import of garment, electronics, food, toys and children's shoes. Also, the government must improve monitoring of goods circulating.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper termination 1.000 employess


Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (RAPP) announced on Friday (21/11), forced to non-job thousand employees and impose to terminate of thousand employees. "This is to ensure the operational sustainability," said Director of Home RAPP Rudi Fajar.

Related to that policy, Rudi also said since 2007, the RAPP operational activities was  constraint of wood supply. Until now, there is no certainty guarantee of sufficient wood supply in order to maintain a stable level of production and efficient.

"The cause is the main difference in interpretation of the regulations in the forestry department between the government and bureaucratic obstacles in the permit," said Rudi.

In addition, the decline RAPP also the amount of production and high production costs. This is related to the global economic crisis at this time.

Previously, the service contractors of RAPP which not extend the contracts, have to do to terminat thousands of employees, in connection with the supply of wood materials crisis and the policies are effective RAPP.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Japan Airline decline the Fuel Surcharge

Japan Airline decline the Fuel Surcharge

The Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways decided to reduce fuel sucharge start next year. Decisions taken in line with decreasing of Avtur fuel price.

In the next three months starting from 1 January 2009, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways will cut the tariff surcharge of 4,000 yen to 2,500 yen quivalent with 25 U.S. Dollars.

While the fuel surcharge for flights to North America, Europe and the Middle East declined from 33,000 yen to 22,000 yen. Currently the avtur fuel prices is average 115.92 U.S. Dollars per barrel, on August to October period. We want our customers also enjoy a decrease in the price of fuel, said All Nippon Airways management, as cited by news agency AFP on Monday (17/11).

Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways has been gradually raising the fuel surcharge on 18 August 2008, as the increase in jet fuel prices, which hit airline in the world.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Minister of Agriculture Will Promote CPO in Beijing

Minister of Agriculture Will Promote CPO in Beijing

Agriculture Minister Anton Apriyantono is scheduled to promote the raw palm oil (CPO) in front of government officials, businessmen and non-government organizations (NGOs) of China in a seminar "Industrial Development of CPO in Indonesia" in Beijing on 24 November 2008.

"The presence Mentan Anton in the seminar as an effort to promote Indonesia's CPO in front of government officials, businessmen and NGOs in China," said Trade Atase RI Beijing, Imbang Listiyadi in Beijing, Saturday (15/11). According to him, attendance will be important and strategic to deliver in depth about the benefits and the situation in the Indonesian CPO industry to the authorities in China.

China itself, he said, is to become one of the largest CPO importer of Indonesia so that the delivery of information by Anton Mentan future will be very important and strategic.

"China is one of the largest importers of Indonesian CPO original value is very large," said Imbang without mentioning the import value each year. Similar activities have also done the previous Mentan Anton to a number of cities in Europe such as the Hague, London and Berlin with a target to promote Indonesian CPO.

Counterbalance to the presence of Anton Mentan coming to Beijing is expected to be convincing government officials, businessmen and NGOs about the Chinese presence that CPO prices are falling lately.

If the China's officials, businessmen and NGOs believe in the Indonesian CPO, he said, in the future Indonesia's CPO export is expected do not have obstacles or interference, such as with a number of parties to boycott the origin of Indonesian CPO is also Malaysia.

The Atdag Beijing currently has invited more than 60 government officials, businessmen and NGOs of China to attend the meeting with Mentan Anton.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Euro Zone are in recession

The Euro Zone are in recession
European Central Bank

15 countries using the euro currency has been officially declared in recession in. Recessionary conditions are determined by reviewing the decline of economic growth in 2 successive quarter of the financial crisis and declining consumer price index.

EU statistical data published Friday (14/11) showed economic growth in the euro zone shrink 0.2 percent in the third quarter and the second when compared to the previous quarter. Negative economic growth in 2 successive quarter is the usual definition used to describe the condition of recession.

The two largest economies in the country euro zone - Germany and Italy - has been in recession. France is almost an escape from recession, economic growth is only 0.1 percent in the third quarter after the wane in the second quarter.

Sluggishness consumerism and tight credit have an impact on the decrease in sales of vehicles even though euro zone inflation is relatively stable after reaching a record high.

During the EU Executive Commission is not there to see the increase in unemployment in the euro zone. However, the EU Executive Commission estimates that number will be increased gradually in the coming few months.

This is the first recession since the euro currency was launched in 1999 when the European Central Bank to take over the interest rate. The last major recession that a number of European countries, held in 1993 when each individual country is unable to control monetary policy and take action to overcome the economic problems.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The CPO price already hit the lowest price

The CPO price already hit the lowest price

At this time the raw palm oil price has predicted reach the limit  of the lowest price. Therefore, it is expected that in the last two months in 2008 the price of CPO will be increased.

Acceleration of using bio-diesel and replanting of 250,000 hectares of oil palm plants in Indonesia and Malaysia are the two main factors that will make the CPO price competitive.

Vegetable oil analysist, which is based in Hamburg, Germany, Thomas Mielke, revealed that in Kuala Lumpur last week. He explained, the implementation of biodiesel on a large scale will slowly reduce the influence of fluctuations in crude oil prices of CPO.

According to Mielke, CPO prices are not moving in line crude oil prices since the second semester 2007 to first semester 2008. CPO price which lower 60 percent than soybean oil prince, intended to encourage demand for CPO.

At the end of October, the price of CPO in Malaysia are on the lowest point during the last three years, US$ 375 per ton. This price is drop almost 70 percent from the peak price in March.

In Jakarta, Monday (10/11/2008), Chairman of the Joint Entrepreneur Daily Kelapa Sawit Indonesia (Gapki) Derom Bangun said, the price of CPO during the two began to rise last week from Rp 4,100 to Rp 5,053 per kilogram. Industrial processing of raw materials CPO in Europe, which have reduced production due to the crisis, is now working again to meet orders at Christmas and New Year.

This situation had a positive impact on the CPO market, which became one of the raw material of soap, margarine, cosmetics, toothpaste, mixing until brown. "Exports to Europe gradually increased again," said Derom Bangun.

According to Executive Director of the Joint Industry Indonesian vegetable oils (GIMNI) Sahat Sinaga, the demand for CPO is gradually began to rise. This reduces the stock of CPO. Demand was weak because of lack of liquidity importers to buy the CPO.

One of the demand largest factors  of CPO is the policy to mix 5 percent biodiesel in Indonesia and Malaysia. The current abundant stock of the CPO will absorb for biodiesel production in the future.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

THC should be applied in Indonesia Rupiah

THC should be applied in Indonesia Rupiah

Increasing of the terminal handling charge (THC), is not considered to be in line with efforts to encourage exports in the middle of a global crisis. In addition, THC, which is always paid in the U.S. dollar should be set in the Indonesia Rupiah to strengthen the national currency in domestic transactions.

This view was raised by Chairman of Indonesian Garment Export Entrepreneur Benny Soetrisno and Chairman of the Board of Sea Transportation Service Users Toto Dirgantoro Indonesia, on Tuesday (11/11/2008) in Jakarta.

THC consisting of the container handling charge (CHC) and additional costs. On 1 September 2008, PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II, raise up the CHC tariff of 70 U.S. dollars to be 83 U.S. dollars for 20 feet. While CHC tariff of 40 feet from 105 U.S. dollars to 124.5 U.S. dollars.

In October, the Ministry of Transportation set the THC tariff in the Tanjung Priok 95 U.S. dollars for 20 feet and 145 U.S. dollars for 40 feet. Benny hope the current crisis is the momentum to lower down the THC cost, which has long been complained by the exporter.

"We proposed the THC tariff same as Thailand THC or at least 67 U.S. dollars for 20 feet. However, it must be determined in the rupiah, "he said.The great number of using US dollars for domestic transactions, are forced to hunt of the U.S. dollar. Exporter do not feel safe if they do not have a U.S. dollars stock. As a result, demanding for U.S. dollar transactions for the domestic is very high. Indonesia Rupiah currency weakened and vulnerable drag fluctuations in exchange rates. THC used by foreign shipping companies to pay the port facilities or local officials. In Thailand, the THC paid with Bath, "said Benny.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sriwijaya Airline Buy 10 Boeings aircraft

Despite the economic crisis engulf the world, one of Indonesia local airline Sriwijaya Air will add as many as 10 Boeing aircraft until the end of April 2009.

Sriwijaya Air President Director Chandra Lie explain to journalists in Jakarta on Tuesday (11/11), in addition to serving routes to overseas, some of these new aircraft will also serve  the eastern-route of Indonesia.

"These 10 Boeing aircraft is year 2000 above production in 2000 with 737-300, 737-400, and 737-700 series and will serve the new route to Bangkok, Singapore, and Madras. The a new route will begin to serve Jakarta-Singapore flight, on Dec 18 2008, "said Chandra.

He said that Indonesia's eastern route will also be served this new aircraft in April 2009 and all aircraft are already in Jakarta. "The funds used to purchase 10 aircraft is from the company's own internal funds," said Chandra refusing to mention the amount of funds.

"For time being we have not trusted from the bank yet, so the funds is from our own internal," he said. With this additional new aircraft, Chandra target number of passengers will reach 4,5-4,8 million people until the end of the year.

Monday, November 10, 2008

IMF : 2009 is year of recession


International Monetary Fund (IMF), Thursday, predicted economic growth will dwindle next year under the pressure of credit that forced European banks cut interest rates tribe. In the revised economic projections which made less than a month ago, the IMF said the economy in developed countries are now shrink 0.3 percent in 2009, after a previously estimated 0.5 percent growth. That is lower than the estimated growth of 0.8 points to be 2.2 percent.

"The prospect of world growth to worsen during the last month because of the chaos in the financial sector still continues and the producers and consumers trust is decline," said the IMF. "The production in the developed countries is estimated to have contraction for the full year 2009, the first decreasing after the war period," said the 185 financial institutions, a report in the performance of the world economy to October.

Next year, almost all economies in the developed countries will facing a contraction; U.S. (0.7 percent), Japan (0.2 percent), Regions of Europe (0.5 percent), UK (1.3 percent). Only Canada, which grew 0.3 percent.

Chairperson of the IMF economists, Olivier Blanchard, said will be lobbying the developed and the growing countries (G-20) for "expansion of the fiscal world."
The IMF's implementing director, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, will attend the meeting leaders of the G-20 financial end of this week in Sao Paulo, a high-level meeting before the G-20 that gathered U.S. President, George W. Bush, 15 November in Washington. Being asked which countries most expected to do the fiscal action, other IMF economists, Joerg Decressin, said, the U.S., Europe and especially Germany, and China.

European central bank (ECB) and Bank of England cut their interest in a dramatic escalation of efforts to prevent recession. When the ECB decided to lower down the loan interest of half a percent to be 3.25 percent points, the Bank of England also down 1.5 percent points to 3 percent, which according to the analyst is confusing and that the things are worse than previously thought.

"The current fear is more egregious situation can be estimated from the first," said Joshua Raymond, a strategic market in the City Index. UK economic is on recession phase after the collapse contraction in the third quarter for the first time since 1992 and the European Commission estimate that the same fate awaiting 27 EU countries at the end of the year.

ECB President, Jean-Claude Trichet, said he can not avoid trimming : "I can not avoid that we will again lower interest rates." Two other European countries that do not use the euro, Denmark and Switzerland, also lower interest rates.  Canadian PM, Stephen Harper, said he will ask the leaders of the G-20 to make "selective improvement" on the national financial regulations and to agree to "some of the regulations is misleading and early warning at the international level ... not a large-scale improvements.

Leaders of Ukraine, Thursday, received from the IMF standby loan worth 16.4 billion dollars on Wednesday. IMF says will held a press conference on the standby loan to help Hungary 12.5 miilar euros (16.18 miliardolar U.S.), after more than 3,200 lost their jobs because of the financial crisis.

Expectations focussed on the new U.S. president, Barack Obama, to be able to fix the financial markets which destroy the market in Asia, Europe, U.S.. Wall Street plunged more than 5 percent, on Wednesday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 4.63 percent at the end of the trading session and the Nasdaq declined 3.78 percent.

"After shining subsequent presidential election .. it is not prolonged," said Patrick O'Hare at "Wall Street cast a little time to restore attention to the economic slump and the focus is still deceive."

In Europe, the index of leading stock on the London FTSE 100 down 5.70 percent, the CAC 40 in Paris down 6.38 percent, and Frankfurt DAX down 6.84 percent. Hong Kong share prices closed 7.1 percent lower, Seoul down 7.6 percent, and the Nikkei in Tokyo anjlok 6.53 percent. The impact of a decline in Japan, the second largest economy in the world, visible when Toyota cut the estimated annual profit of more than two-thirds. Toyota said net profit is now estimated down 68 percent, the fisrt decline during the nine years. The financial crisis, had a negative impack on the real economy in the world, and automotive markets, especially in developing countries has a contraction very quickly, "said Toyota executive vice president, Mitsuo Kinoshita.

"This is a difficult situation to estimate."

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Emirates Airlines Added Flight to India

Emirates Airlines Added Flight to India
Emirates Group

Starting Friday (7/11/2008), until February 2009, Emirates airlines to add 31 flights each week to India. Total capacity increased to 163 flights each week.
This airline will introduce flights five times a day to Mumbai, three times a day to Hyderabad, and twice daily flights to Kochi. In addition to the three cities, also serve Emirates flight to New Delhi, Chennai and Bangalore.
Salem Obaidalla, Emirates Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, West Asia, Indian Ocean and Africa said, "With freedom to anticipate the flight in the territory of India and the growth of air travel demand will be, Emirates expand presence in India."

Friday, November 7, 2008

Singapore Airlines Net Profit Declines 36.2 Percent

Singapore Airlines' 9V-SWJ: Boeing 777-300(ER)

The Singapore Airlines (SIA) has announced on Thursday (6/11/2008) its net profit in the second quarter of fiscal year 2008 decreased 36.2 percent from the previous year and is estimated to continue to decline because of increasing global economic crisis.
Airline revenue is 324 million Singapore dollars (218 million U.S. dollars) during the three months to October 2008, down from 580 million dollars.
Revenue reached 4.38 billion dollars, up 9.4 percent from the same quarter last year, but spending increased 20.3 percent to 4.15 billion dollars because of the increase in fuel prices, SIA said in a statement.
The airline said fuel expenditure to reach 1.92 billion dollars during the quarter, or reach 46 percent of total expenditures.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Growth of the International Passenger upset

Growth of the International Passenger upset
Garuda Indonesia

PT Garuda Indonesia estimate, the growth of international passengers, especially the passenger who use of this airline to Indonesia, will be disrupted in 2009 as the impact of the current global crisis.

"We estimate the impact of the growth of the inbound passengers (into Indonesia) will corrected," said President Director of PT Garuda Indonesia, Emirsyah Satar to the press after the signing of the MoU between the PT Garuda Indonesia with a legion Veterans of the Republic of Indonesia (LVRI) in Jakarta Wednesday (5/11/2008).

However, Ermirsyah asserts, the correction growth, particularly because the currency of  Garuda countries flight market such as Korea, Japan and Australia, had been depreciate significant as impact of global crisis. "The figure around 25-35 percent. This is significant and can affect the ability of purchasing power, including the need to travel," said Emirsyah.

Meanwhile, the domestic growth relatively no effect. Moreover, the condition tends to improve because, in 2009, the situation benefited by the political parties and democracy in 2009 elections and form the spirit of regional autonomy.The business operating profit this year is estimated to exceed the target of Rp290 billion.

Garuda's debt to foreign creditors and a number of countries in the current value reached 763 million U.S. dollars. Details, among others, Garuda debtor to the European Export Credit Agency (ECA) of 510 million U.S. dollars, and to some holders of debt (promissory notes) 130 million U.S. dollars. In addition, Garuda also have a debt to the Export Development Canada of 12 million U.S. dollars.Not only that, this airline is also had debt to the holders of mandatory convertible bonds (MCB), such as Bank Mandiri, Angkasa Pura I and II, which amounted to 131 million U.S. dollars.While the rest, about 100 million U.S. dollars is the amount of debt to creditors in other countries, namely, BRI, BNI, and Pertamina.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

DHL will operate the Multi-user Warehousing in Cikarang

DHL will operate the Multi-user Warehousing in Cikarang
DHL advertising board in Singapore.

DHL Exel Supply Chain Supply Chain, a business unit of DHL, announced the start Tuesday (4/11/2008) started operational activities in their new warehousing facility in Cikarang, West Java. Warehouse is built on land wide 32. 000 square meters in area industry Silicon Delta II, Lippo Cikarang, Bekasi.

Warehouses for the closed storage area around 18.000-square meters and open storage area around 2,400-square meters. DHL has invested more than 3 million euros in this warehousing facilities. The warehouse, began to be built since March 2008.

This new facility allows DHL to provide better service to customers and to expand the domestic distribution network and will become one of the largest facilities belonging by DHL Exel Supply Chain in Indonesia.

Warehouse was design tailored to the needs of the customer supply chain.Equipped with the best facilities for handling  the goods both incoming and outgoing. Also, supported by the computerized warehousing system to facilitate warehouse operational systems, documentation and inventories of goods.

Unloading facilities are available to facilitate the unloading of vehicles at any time; shelves storage of goods also provided to store the goods in large quantities and need special treatment.

Now, DHL Exel Supply Chain Supply Chain Indonesia operates more than 15 warehousing facilities in Indonesia with a total area of 100,000 square meter. Most of the warehouse, located in Jabotabek (Jakarta, Bogor, Tangerang and Bekasi) to support DHL customers that need wide variety of industry sectors, such as consumer, retail, fashion, technology and automotive.

DHL network spread in more than 220 countries around the world. More than 300.000 employees work for DHL to provide a fast and reliable so that they can exceed the expectations its customers.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Export Value Declines 12.23 Billion U.S. Dollar in September

Peta Indonesia

Indonesia's export value in September 2008 decreased 2.15 percent to 12.23 billion U.S. dollars compared to August 2008, which reached 12.49 billion U.S. dollars. If compared with September 2007, exports increased 28.53 percent.

The decrease of export value compared with the previous month, caused by declining oil exports 17.13 percent, from 2.94 billion dollars in August 2008 and a 2.43 billion dollars in September 2008. The decrease of oil is driven by a decline in crude oil export 14.50 percent to 1.01 billion dollars, the export of oil output down 39.05 percent to 234.7 million dollars, and export the gas down by 13.23 percent to 1.19 billion dollars . This is because the price of crude oil from Indonesia in the world market decreased from 115.56 dollars per barrel in August 2008 to be 99.06 dollars per barrel in September 2008.

Meanwhile non-oil/gas export has increased by 2.45 percent from 9.56 billion dollars in August 2008 to be 9.80 billion dollars in September 2008. Increased export of non-oil/gas largest in September 2008 occurred in the oil and animal fat / vegetable of 303.0 million dollars, while the largest decrease occurred in the fuel minerals of 191, 2 million dollars.

Non-oil/gas export to Japan September 2008 the largest number reached 1.24 billion dollars, followed by the United States 1.23 billion dollars and Singapore with 795.1 million dollars contribution was reached 33.26 percent. Are exported to the European Union (27 countries) of 1.28 billion dollars.

The cumulative export value of Indonesia January-September 2008 reached 107.65 billion U.S. dollars or increased by 29.69 percent compared to the same period in 2007, while non-oil/gas exports reached 83.31 billion dollars, or an increase of 23.36 percent.

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Middle East as an alternative non-tradisonal market

Indonesia Minister of Trade Mari Elka Pangestu  said on the Indonesia Trade Exbition (ITE) 2008, Middle East  is an non-tradisional Indonesia's alternative export market. This is very important, particulary for export in the period of global economic crisis such as this.

From this ITE 2008, recorded Egypt had large transaction enough around 28.47 million U.S. dollars. Next is Saudi Arabia (6.26 million U.S. dollars), the United Arab Emirates (5.28 million U.S. dollars), Algeria (6.85 million U.S. dollars), Sudan (4.65 million U.S. dollars), Nigeria (4.33 million U.S. dollars), and Pakistan (4.32 million U.S. dollars).

Meanwhile, other market nontradisional which also considered prospective besides these countries is Bulgaria. The buyer from this country has dealed around 12.25 million U.S. dollars. Followed by Ukraine (4.28 million U.S. dollars), South Africa (3.16 million U.S. dollars), and Brazilia (3.14 million U.S. dollars).

"Products that are purchased by these countries are tires, car extinguisher, and building materials," said Mari Elka Pangestu.