Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Japan doubt the quality of Indonesia’s cocoa


Japan, as one of Indonesian cocoa exports destination, it still doubt the quality and security of Indonesia cocoa production as foodstuff. Japan concerned of a high level of herbicide use in the Indonesian cocoa production process.  The Japanese government finally trying to tighten requirements for the quality and safety of cocoa which export to their country. In 2009, the Japanese government introduced legislation on food which set a limit on the chemical content of herbicides on cocoa or other food commodities for 0.01 ppm.

In addition, the Government of Japan also requires that each shipment of processed cocoa products from Indonesia to Japan to attach the content-free certificate of herbicides 2,4-D (Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid). Along with the implementation of legislation on food, the Government of Indonesia would not remain silent.

Indonesia government through the Directorate General of Agriculture Ministry of Agriculture, seeking a variety of ways to convince the Government of Japan to remain faithful to the quality of Indonesian cocoa exports. One way is taken, the Director General of Agriculture Ministry of Agriculture, assisted by expert researchers from the University of Gadjah Mada University, Prof Dr Sri Noegrohati, MSc, conduct special studies on levels of herbicide and seed samples of cocoa powder to be exported to Japan.

According to Prof Dr Sri Noegrohati, Indonesia cocoa beans and cocoa powder in general contain residues of herbicides 2,4-D is very low, ie below 0.01 ppm. This means that Indonesia's exports of cocoa is safe for consumption as food. "In general, herbicide residues contain very low, ie below 0.01 ppm. Gynecologist residues were very far from the maximum limit stipulated by the government of Japan. So, the quality of our cocoa is very good and safe herbicides," she explained during a press conference at the Ministry of Agriculture.

With these findings, the Government of Indonesia plans to conduct bilateral meetings with the Government of Japan. In the meeting of the two countries, the Indonesian Government requested the Japanese Government will revoke the decision that requires each shipment of processed cocoa products to the Japanese attach a certificate of the content-free 2.4-D herbicide.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Lampung Coffee threatened rejected in Japan

lampung robusta coffee Robusta coffee bean exports from Lampung threatened rejected in Japan because the Japan's quarantine agency indicated that coffee contains chemical residues of carbaryl. "Based on information from several exporters that most coffee is exported to Japan containing carbaryl indicated above the threshold set by the Government of Japan," said Chairman Renlitbang BPD and Lampung Exporters Association of Indonesian Coffee Industry (AEKI) Lutfie Muchtar, in Bandarlampung.

The information was based on a letter from BPP AEKI dated December 17, 2009 related to the chemical residues of carbaryl addressed to all AEKI members AEKI. According Muchtar, besides Lampung, exporters from East Java and South Sumatra also reported the same thing to the BPP AEKI-related the Japanese refusal.

Consequently, he said, when coffee contain chemical residues above the predetermined threshold, the Government of Japan will destroy or return such commodities. According to him, based on the "positive list system" prevailing in Japan since mid-2006, carbaryl does not include the 15 substances banned agrochemical in Japan. Nevertheless residue content should not exceed a certain threshold of 0.01 ppm.

In connection with this, he asked the farmers not to use pesticides containing the chemical carbaryl as the active ingredient of Sevin 85 S, Petrovin 85 WP and Indovin 85 SP. Among the three pesticides are the most widely used in Indonesia is Sevin 85 S to pest control several types of corn plants, peppers, peanuts, cotton, sugarcane, coconut, tea, palm oil, tobacco and coffee.

Muchtar said, carbaryl (Sevin 85 S) is widely used to fertilize ‘catch crop’ around the coffee plants like peppers, corn, vegetables and others. So that contamination has occurred at the coffee when pesticides are used on many catch crops  are planted on farms in Lampung.

AEKI Lampung also expect related agencies such as Department of Agriculture to provide more intensive counseling centers coffee plantation in Lampung. Lampung coffee plantation centers located in West Lampung District, Waykanan, North Lampung, and Tanggamus. Until now AEKI Lampung exporters did not know this area that provide relevant information that indicated coffee containing carbaryl.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Garuda Indonesia will fly back to the flight route from Jakarta to Malang

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Garuda Indonesia will fly back to the flight route from Jakarta to Malang on December 21, 2009 as the improvement of the runway at Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport, Malang, East Java. "This decision was based on the results of verification of eligibility and the improvements made in the airport's runway by a team of Directorate General of Civil Aviation of Indonesia," said Senior General Manager of PT Garuda Indonesia East Indonesia Area, Suranto.

According Suranto, strengthened verification results validate the carrying capacity of the foundation by the Department of Transportation team. Suranto said that the current airport has been able to be used again for take off and landing aircraft types Boeing 737-300, 737-400, and 737-500 had. "The flight back was given during the Christmas holidays New Year's 2009 and 2010 getting closer," he said.

To provide the best service, Garuda Indonesia ready to provide a safe and comfortable flight safety standards for prospective service users in the route flight. "For the flight Malang-Jakarta-Malang we operate a Boeing 737-300 type aircraft with a seating capacity of 16 business and 94 economy," he said. However, added Suranto, while there is only one flight each day ie at 13:20 pm from Jakarta to Malang and at 15:20 pm from Malang to Jakarta. "Estimating the flight travel time 1 hour 20 minutes," he said.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Lion Air added four new aircraft

lion_air Lion Air to bring four new aircraft types Boeing 737-900ER that will arrive in Cengkareng on December 22, 2009. The new aircraft will register the number of aircraft operated by Lion Air for 30 units. "Until the end of December Lion Air has operated a total of 30 aircraft from the 178 units ordered," said Lion Air General Director Edward Sirait, Tuesday (15/12). New aircraft, registered PK-LGM, PK-LGO, and PK-LGP scheduled to arrive at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport on December 14, 2009. Meanwhile, one other unit registered LGQ PK will arrive in Cengkareng on December 22, 2009.

Boeing 737-900 ER aircraft is an aircraft that has a range of flying farther, faster, not noisy, more environmentally friendly, and more economical. In fact, the plane was equipped with technological devices that enable a high level of accuracy as it was landing, the weather radar system that can detect a better obstacle, the application can increase the winglet stability, and fuel efficiency.

"Development is no longer the fleet to improve services. This is operated to increase the flight frequency and aircraft type to replace another," Edward Sirait said.

Later, the four new aircraft will be operated to increase the frequency per day from Jakarta to Singapore (6 times), Jakarta-Medan (14 times), Jakarta-Surabaya (11 times), and Jakarta-Depansar (7 times). In addition, the fleet will increase as the eastern route : Makassar-Luwuk, Makassar-Manokrawi, and Makassar-Sorong.

Previously, Lion Air managed to fly from Jakarta to Jeddah with a load factor reached 96% in the two months since it was first launched on November 7, 2009. For the domestic market, Lion Air to record load factor reached 80% with a frequency of 250-260 per day reached flights per day.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Big Opportunities of Fruit Export to Singapore


Chairman of the Association of Exporters and Vegetables Fruits Indonesia (AESBI) Hasan J Widjaja said that export opportunities of vegetables and fruits to Singapore big enough. "So far the export of vegetables and fruits Indonesia to Singapore was not more than six per cent, whereas the country needs to reach 1,000 tons per day," he said, in Magelang. He said that announce as an increase in export competitiveness and accelerate dissemination of market information of agricultural products in the village of Kaliurang, Srumbung District, Magelang District.

Geographically, Hasan said, Indonesia is very close to Singapore but the opportunity to export vegetables and fruits have not worked optimally. According to him, there are several kinds of fruit that Indonesia has yet been signed in Singapore, and has a substantial opportunity for quality products is not inferior to other countries that have been supplied to these countries.

"Types fruits of papaya, bananas, and avocados from Indonesia, Singapore has never touched, and salak fruit is one of the new commodity in Singapore, so many people there who do not know how to open the bow," he said. Hasan said, avocado fruit is interest by Singaporean, but the avocado come into Singapore is a small type, not like the avocado fruit from Indonesia, a large and thick flesh.

According to Hasan, other than to sell fruit on the understanding they need to provide when the fruit is ripe and how the color when fully ripe. "Marketing mango is good cotton candy in Singapore, but they are still plagued by a fruit from Africa and Thailand that are ripe mango yellow color, while the cotton candy from Indonesia is not so, there must educate them," he said.

Hasan said AESBI will continue to increase exports of vegetables and fruits to Singapore, the 2010 target increased to 10 percent and the year 2014 target to 30 percent. According to him, Singapore became a pilot project to export vegetables and fruits to other countries by applying the approach pattern through the embassy to introduce Indonesia vegetables and fruits  by then could enter in other countries later on.

Hasan said the AESBI vision and mission will continue to improve fruit and vegetable exports of Indonesia, to improve the quality and continuity in the effort to meet market share, increase in foreign exchange, increase farmers' welfare and human resources, introducing fruits and vegetables to foreign countries, and Indonesia to strengthen state busy food.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

CPO market in 2011 more prospective

International market of crude palm oil in 2011 is more prospective than predicted this year. Post-crisis recovery of the world economy which led India and China make crude palm oil (CPO) demand rose sharply.

Bitter rivalry between the consumption of food and energy also will be repeated as the year 2008 as the policy of some countries require that biodiesel beginning in 2010. The producers of crude palm oil (CPO) in Indonesia and Malaysia should take advantage of this momentum to boost production by responding to increased demand. This is sticking in the Indonesian Palm Oil Conference 2009 in Nusa Dua, Bali.

These predictions is the analysis of Thomas Mielke of Oil World (vegetable oil research institute based in Hamburg, Germany), Derom Bangun of Indonesian Palm Oil Council (DMSI), Ambono Janurianto of Bakrie Sumatera Plantation, and John Baker of Rabobank International.

Mielke said, the supply of vegetable oil since September 2009 until February 2010 is still limited so the price potential to increase in the next five weeks. Production of sunflower oil and canola are also weaker dependence on crude palm oil and soybeans increased.

Crude Palm Oil has now reached 56 per cent of world exports and record the highest market share growth of other vegetable oils. World crude palm oil market share grew from 11.4 million tons in 1990 to 46.6 million tons in 2009. According to Derom, January-February 2010 was a period of soaring crude palm oil demand, especially from India and China. Derom estimates, the CPO price in Rotterdam can range from 800-825 U.S. dollars per ton and 2,700 U.S. dollars per ton in Malaysia in the quarter I-2010.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

2010, Sriwijaya Air Open Business Class

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The airline company - PT Sriwijaya Air - plans to add six aircraft and three new routes in 2010. Fleet and the addition of these routes will be followed by the opening of business class for the target segment of the corporation or business people. Commercial Director of PT Sriwijaya Air Toto Nursatyo explained, currently Sriwijaya Air has 24 aircraft types Boeing 737. The number consists of 13 aircraft of Boeing 737-200 and 11 aircraft of Boeng 737-300 and 737-400. "The aircraft type will be added to our fleet is Boeing 737-800 so we will have 30 aircraft by the end of 2010. Meanwhile, Boeing 737-200 aircraft types over the age of 30 years will be rejuvenated," said Toto.

End of 2008, Sriwijaya Air still has only 17 aircraft. But now, the growth of aircraft ownership reaches 40 percent of the 140 routes in 31 domestic destinations and two international destinations.Three routes to be added is Semarang-Pangkalan Bun, Semarang-Banjarmasin and Semarang-Ujung Pandang. Of all the existing routes, Semarang-Jakarta and Semarang-Surabaya ranked highest. Toto said, load factor in Semarang reached 91 percent, while the average load factor 86 percent nationally.

As of April 2010 Sriwijaya Air will also open a business class. Opening it is believed would raise expectations of airline passengers who had only opened the economy class. "With the opening of business class, we expect our market segment increased. With the increase in market segments, we were ready to continue to be criticized for the better," he said. Therefore, since the beginning of 2008, Sriwijaya began much cooperation with employers associations, corporations or local government or by making Sriwijaya Card. Network expansion effort that is a step to reach the corporate segment.

Sriwijaya Air currently control 12.5 percent of the domestic aviation market, increase from last year's market share of 11.4 percent. From 4.3 million passengers in 2008, Sriwijaya Air targets 5.1 million passengers in 2009 and 6.5 million passengers in 2010. District Manager Sriwijaya Air Semarang Hendrik Ardiansyah said, the potential for a business trip from Semarang to Banjarmasin very high. He is optimistic, if the new route is opened, the market response will be very good.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Batavia Air plan to make Singapore as a hub flight

Batavia Air management has taken a ‘brave’ step by making Singapore as their hub flights to connect cities in Indonesia. The plan was informed by the Director of Public Relations Batavia Air Edy Haryanto on the sidelines of the opening ceremony of Semarang-Singapore route, Wednesday (25/11) in Semarang.

According to Edy Haryanto, Batavia Air also open a flight route from Jakarta to Singapore starting 25 November 2009. Next year, the new route which will open are Surabaya-Singapore and Denpasar-Singapore. If this happens then Singapore will be a knot Batavia Air flights in several cities in Indonesia. "It is possible we will open representative offices in Singapore greater," said Edy.

Until today, Singapore still a favorite destination for the airline in Indonesia. Besides Batavia Air, several major airlines in Indonesia, such as Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, Sriwijaya Air, and Indonesia AirAsia, have opened flight routes to Singapore.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Garuda Indonesia seriously working on Europe market

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Garuda Indonesia seriously working on a number of country markets in the region of Europe, as expanded its businesss internationally. "Operational route is planned in June 2010," said Senior General Manager of Garuda Indonesia East Indonesia Area Suranto, at Surabaya, Thursday (19/11).

According to him, the expansion into the European market was done post-removal restrictions fly there some time ago. "This route is offered to passengers who travel from Jakarta to Amsterdam via Dubai. The flight to the region will use Airbus A330-200 series," he said.

About the reasons for opening the route, Garuda Indonesia Corporate Public Relations of East Indonesia Area Erina Damayanti explained, the market potential in several Middle Eastern countries and the European big. "Moreover, citizens of Amsterdam have an emotional relation with Indonesia," she said.

While the selection of Dubai, Erina said, because the city is the fuel depots before continuing the flight to Europe. "We believe the opening of this route can reach passenger load factor around 80 percent," she said. This route, she added, also a flight destination businesspeople and tourists. So far, the majority of them liked to travel via Dubai before traveling to another country. "In addition, we will add domestic routes," she said.

She pointed out, Garuda Indonesia had added the route Surabaya-Jakarta-Pangkal Pinang, and Surabaya-Denpasar-Kupang. The opening of this flight route as well as a good market opportunity. "Target of load factor was around 80 percent," she said. The route Surabaya-Denpasar-Kupang, she optimistically predicted factornya load exceeds 80 percent, with most of the high season of domestic tourists by the end of the year. At that time, they are a lot of trips to Bali and went to Kupang.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Indonesian Palm Oil exports hampered by Negative Campaign

Negative campaign of Indonesia crude palm oil (CPO) still too often in Europe which affecting the CPO exports, after the global crisis. "CPO exports should recover as the impact of the global crisis began to overcome their respective consumer countries, but because of the negative campaign of palm trees, the export volume has not as expected," said Executive PT Asian Agri Laksamana Adiyaksa in Medan, North Sumatera, Sunday (15/11).

Negative campaign from palm trees destroying the forest to palm oil consumption could cause cancer, the most intensively conducted in Europe since a long time until today. It is suspected that the negative campaign to disrupt the marketing of palm oil is increasingly shifting the position of vegetable oil.

Issues that continue to grow in Europe, Adiyaksa said, because once Europe is the largest buyers of CPO Indonesia, thereby reducing the supply of other vegetable oils. "Today there was a shift most of CPO buyers, China and India. Purchase of European reduced and should be recognized for the impact that negative campaign," said the admiral who served as treasurer of the Joint Indonesian Palm Oil Entrepreneurs (Gapki) of North Sumatera.

To avoid continuing interference of Indonesian CPO marketing, cpo industrialist and the government must have a strong commitment to fight those negative campaign. Resistance that can be done by making a scientific study on the CPO content related to human health problems, the impact of oil palm crops on the environment and the need to expand market share.

The cpo industrialist do not dwell on India and China markets which today the inquiry is continuing to increase, but also to other countries that have prospects such as the Middle East and Africa, he said.

CPO businessmen and government together to strengthen the domestic market by opening up industrial oil product. Secretary General of Oil Palm Growers Association premises (Apkasindo) Arsjad Asmar admits, resistance to negative campaigning of oil had to be strengthened and the association was prepared to engage in such resistance. Apkasindo is involved against the negative campaign, Asmar said, is because to save the oil palm farmers which has amount enough. "If price and volume of crude palm oil (CPO) exports fell, the price of farmers’ TBS is also depressed," he said.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Batavia Air add Airbus 330


To meet its expansion needs to Jeddah, Batavia Air will add a wide-body aircraft type Airbus 330-200 with 302 seat capacity.
Public Relation Manager of PT Metro Batavia (Batavia Air) Eddy Haryanto said the plane will be imported from Ireland. "The plane is the orderd one another, it was to rent from Ireland. Made in the 2000s," he said, at the Hotel Redtop, Jakarta, Tuesday (10/11).
However, he was reluctant to explain in detail the nominal cost of renting the plane. According to him, these aircraft to meet flight path Jakarta-Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) is ready to open Batavia Air at the end of this year.
Previously, Batavia Air also has prepared a unit of aircraft with the same type to the needs of this international route flights. However, since the opening of flight routes from Jakarta to Jeddah was delayed, this time the aircraft is used for domestic flights.
For information, previously Batavia Air plans to open a route from Jakarta to Jeddah in August 2009. However, that plan had to be delayed due to hampered permission from the Saudi Arabia that has not come out. "(The plane) which we now use to domestic. There is to Medan, Batam," he said.
With the addition of this aircraft unit, the Batavia Air aircraft had a total of 37 units. Meanwhile, this year's Batavia Air has also continued to develop its expansion to open the domestic flight routes. The plan, coming in December 2009 it will open a flight path to Maumere and Waengapo, East Nusa Tenggara.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Indonesia will export pineapple to Iran

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Indonesia is exploring the possibility of pineapple exports to Iran. Exports are expected to be implemented early next year.
This was conveyed by Minister of Industry, MS Hidayat after receiving the visit of Iran's ambassador to Indonesia Behrooz Kamalvandi at his office, Friday (6 / 11). "Iran is very interested in horticulture cooperation. They want us to export fresh fruit, pineapple," he said.
Hidayat explained Iran are interested to import fresh pineapple after seeing the pineapple plantation in Subang, West Java. Pineapple from earrings considered very marketable.
As a follow-up, will be sent twenty businessmen to visit Iran. Hidayat hopes, next year is already realized cooperation. "Probably next year," he said.
Hidayat expressed, Iran is also being explored for development investment some food and beverage manufacturers in Indonesia. "They build factories here for marketing (export) to Europe and Iran. He wants to guarantee. This is good news for us," he said.
Hidayat explained, Iran's interest to work together in terms of investment and exports and imports. Furthermore, Hidayat said that in meetings with the Iranian ambassador also discussed joint projects related to the continuation of Pertamina with counterparts in Iran.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

September 2009 : Indonesia export decreased

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Indonesia's export value in September 2009 decreased by 6.75 percent compared to August 2009 from 10.54 billion U.S. dollars to 9.83 billion U.S. dollars. But when compared with September last year exports also fell by 1.92 percent.
Head of the Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) Rusman Heriawan said this during a press conference, at the office, Jakarta. "September 2009 Indonesia's exports fell by 6.75 per cent," he said.
Rusman explained that September 2009 reduction in exports caused by the non-oil exports decline by 8.58 percent from 8.89 billion U.S. dollars to 8.13 billion U.S. dollars. In contrast, oil and gas exports increased by 3.07 percent from 1.65 billion U.S. dollars to 1.70 billion U.S. dollars.
Cumulatively, Indonesia's export value from January to September 2009 reached 80.13 billion U.S. dollars, or down 25.57 percent compared to the same period in 2008. "The non-oil exports reached 68.11 billion U.S. dollars or 18.21 percent down," he explained.
According to him, the biggest non-oil Indonesia exports decline in September 2009 occurred in fats and animal or vegetable oil for 17.7 million U.S. dollars, while the largest increase occurred in the ore, crust, and the gray metal of 207.5 million U.S. dollars.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Garuda Indonesia postponed the reopening Semarang-Singapore

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Garuda Indonesia postponed the reopening of Semarang-Singapore route. The possibility to reopen the route was even smaller with the lack of market demand and rising world oil prices.
General Manager of PT Garuda Indonesia Central Java, Kokoh Ritonga express it on Friday (23/10). As of June 1, 2009 Garuda Indonesia freeze of Semarang-Singapore route which took place according to plan until October 24th. However, until now there has been no sign of that route will be opened again.
"Until now we have not received a decision from the head office. We are not sure that the opening of the route would be beneficial. In addition to its least demand, rising world oil prices are also a consideration," said Sturdy.
Currently, Kokoh said, Garuda Indonesia to strengthen the focus on domestic routes. Semarang-Jakarta route for example, are now become nine daily flights, up from six flights per day.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Garuda Indonesia Add Flights Solo-Jakarta

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To accomodate the flight demand, the Indonesia airline company - Garuda Indonesia - will add flights from Adisumarmo Airport, Solo for Solo-Jakarta route beginning in November 2009. The additional flight will be added in the morning at around 06.15 o’clock.

"We are adding more flights in the morning, so that the businessmen who have occasion in Jakarta could fly earlier from Solo. So do not need to fly from Yogyakarta," said General Manager of Garuda Indonesia Solo, Shamsuddin told the press at Solo, Wednesday (21/10) afternoon.

Until now Garuda Indonesia is serving Solo-Jakarta route, departing from Solo at 07.45 o’clock, 11:45 o'clock and 17:45 o'clock. Next month Garuda Indonesia departures from Adisumarmo Airport Solo will be changed, in the morning will departure twice at 06.15 and 08.05 o'clock, then 12:50 o'clock noon, and in the evening at 16:40. "The flight schedule will continued adjusted to meet the market demand," said Shamsuddin. Garuda Indonesia hoped that with this additional flight from Solo, is expected to accommodate the needs of people who travel by airplane from Solo, Central Java.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Lion Air serve Jakarta-Jeddah Route


Lion Air will serve the new route from Jakarta, Indonesia to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia starting the next 7 November 2009, using two Boeing 747-400 aircraft with the registration PK-PK-LHF and LHG capacity of 506 seats.

"At present, two planes were already in Terminal IA International Airport Soekarno-Hatta," said Lion Air General Director, Edward Sirait, Friday (16/10) in Jakarta.

Scheduled international flights (regular flight) from Jakarta to Jeddah was a first long distance flight routes of Lion Air, the transit time around 9 hours 30 minutes. Permit flights (landing permit) from Saudi Arabia as much as 7 times a week (daily flight). However, for a while, Lion Air will serve the frequency of flights to Jeddah two times a week only until the end of this year, considering the tight of flight slot time during the Hajj month. Next year, this route will be served seven times a week.

The Lion Air flight schedule of JT 110 will left at 07.30 (local time) from Jakarta, arrived in Jeddah at 13:00 (local time). The next flight JT 111 leaving from Jeddah at 14:45 (local time) and arrive in Jakarta at 04.15 (local time) the following day.

Regular flights from Jakarta to Jeddah is expected to increase market share of national airlines international routes, especially the Middle East market. Consumer market to the Middle East consists of business people, spiritual journey (Umrah) and labor. Jakarta-Jeddah flight can be connected with the domestic routes (via Jakarta) to facilitate the travel of the passengers originating from these cities or vice versa.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Freight Forwarding Definition

What is the definition of Freight Forwarding?

Freight Forwarding definition by businessdictionary.com:

Firm specializing in arranging storage and shipping of merchandise on behalf of its shippers. It usually provides a full range of services including: tracking inland transportation, preparation of shipping and export documents, warehousing, booking cargo space, negotiating freight charges, freight consolidation, cargoinsurance, and filing of insurance claims. Freight forwarding usually ship under their own bills of lading or air waybills (called house bill of lading or house air waybill) and their agents or associates at the destination (overseas freight forwarders) provide document delivery, deconsolidation, and freight collection services. Also called forwarder.

Freight forwarding definition by Wikipedia.org:

A freight forwarding is a third party logistics provider. As a third party (or non asset based) provider a forwarder dispatches shipments via asset-based carriers and books or otherwise arranges space for those shipments. Carrier types include waterborne vessels, airplanes, trucks or railroads.

Freight forwarding typically arrange cargo movement to an international destination. Also referred to as international freight forwarders, they have the expertise that allows them to prepare and process the documentation and perform related activities pertaining to international shipments. Some of the typical information reviewed by a freight forwarder is the commercial invoice, shipper's export declaration, bill of lading and other documents required by the carrier or country of export, import, or transshipment. Much of this information is now processed in a paperless environment.

Freight Forwarding definition by dictionary.bnet.com:

An organization that collects shipments from a number of businesses and consolidates them into larger shipments for economies of scale. A freight forwarding often also deals with route selection, price negotiation, and documentation of distribution, and can act as a distribution agent for a business. By consolidating loads, a freight forwarding can negotiate cheaper rates of transportation than the individual businesses and can prebook space to ensure a more rapid delivery schedule.

Freight Forwarding definition by buffalo.bizjournals.com

Freight forwarding are commercial entities that arrange for the transportation of freight in exchange for compensation.

At the request of the shipper, the forwarder makes the actual shipping arrangements and provides the necessary services for expediting the cargo to its destination. Forwarders assume all responsibility for the transportation of the shipment from point of receipt to point of destination, including preparing and executing the necessary documentation.

The freight forwarding is paid on a fee bases by the shipper and often receives an additional percentage of the freight charge from the carrier. In contrast, property brokers arrange for the transportation of freight but do not assume responsibility for its movement from origin to destination.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Indonesia export replaced by Vietnam


Indonesia's position as one of the major exporting countries in ASEAN increasingly supplanted by other ASEAN members. In the export market garments and furniture products, for example, Indonesia  compete very tight with Vietnam. In fact, since last year, exports of Vietnamese garments and furniture have managed to overtake Indonesia's position in world markets. In the garment export market, especially to the countries of the European Union (EU) and the United States (U.S.), the product began to displace Vietnam Indonesia products. "Because Vietnam has a special facility," said Executive Secretary of the Indonesian Textile Association (API) Ernovian G. Ismy.

API noted, the last two years, Vietnam ranked second in the garment exporters in the world. While Indonesia sixth. Throughout the quarter I-2009 and then only, of the total U.S. garment imports reached U.S. $ 14.84 billion, Vietnam market share reached 8.2% or U.S. $ 1.21 billion. The Indonesian market is only 7.2% or U.S. $ 1.06 billion. In the European Union, of the total garment imports 28.6 billion euros, market share 1.26% Vietnam or 3.6 billion euros as for Indonesia market value of 1.21% to 3.46 billion euros. That's why, according to Ernovian, Indonesian garment manufacturers need to find alternative markets.

Export figures of furniture even worse. In 2008, the value of Vietnam's furniture exports rose 40% to U.S. $ 3.8 billion in exports compared to 2007. Meanwhile, Indonesia's export value is only U.S. $ 2.65 billion in the same or rose only 6% of exports in 2007 amounted to U.S. $ 2.5 billion. "Although we are not able to have a definite figure, but it seems they will continue to beat us," said Chairman of the Association of Industry and Handicraft Permebelan Indonesia (Asmindo) Ambar Tjahyono, yesterday.

Indeed, there are several factors that boost Vietnamese exports. For example, Vietnam get special facilities from developed countries as the establishment of a new status as a developing country. Facilities include a decrease in import duties (BM). In addition, the price of raw materials and rattan wood in Vietnam is also much cheaper by 20% than in Indonesia. As a result, production costs of Vietnam's furniture industry is lower. Two years ago, Vietnam's furniture exports are still below Indonesia. In 2007, Indonesia ranked fourth world exporter of furniture. Meanwhile, Vietnam is still below Indonesia. However, drastic changes occurred in 2008. Vietnam exports exceeded export value of Indonesia with the difference up to U.S. $ 1.15 billion. Vietnam especially superior in the American market.


Thursday, October 8, 2009

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Freight Forwarding Services


A freight forwarder is a specialist working for a logistics company, offering professional assistance with important rules and regulations. The same person will take care that your package is sent to the destination of choice, in accordance with all regulations. If you choose sea freight forwarding services, then you will be informed on the documents needed for such type of shipment and presented with additional information on the subject. Handling sea freight is not such an easy job and it might require someone with a little bit more experience. Take care whom you choose.

When you think about freight forwarder, there are several things that you must take into consideration. For example, the staff delivering the service requested. If you have the Internet technology at your disposal, feel free to browse the web and search for a company with experience in the field. Experience counts when it comes to sea freight forwarding and you need to know that the packages you send arrive safely and in time. If possible, try and find a company that is trustworthy and allows for a long-term client relationship. Who knows when you might need a freight forwarder in the future?

Apart from preparing your package for its destination, the freight forwarder might also impart valuable info on existing rates, other charges and fees. Depending on the logistics package you choose, you will be informed upon recommended packaging solutions. Sea freight forwarding services include full container loads for transportation but there are also part container loads for those with smaller packages. It might also interest you to know that a professional company can deliver any type of cargo to the destination you desire. We are talking about cargo that is kept cold by refrigeration, dangerous or out-of-gauge.

Sea freight forwarding is indeed one of the most popular logistics solutions. This solution is preferred by many people but there are just as many who decide not to resort to it due to lack of knowledge. The Internet is the perfect resource to find out more about a freight forwarder and decide if it’s the right thing for you. On the website of a specialized company, you will find all the information needed on sea freight forwarding and additional details. For example, you can read about the documentation required for international transportation, including commercial invoice, export declaration and waybill (receipt given by the carrier to the shipper, specifies terms of delivery).

It’s only natural that you want your goods to arrive at the destination safely, while in compliance with the rules of that specific country. Sea freight forwarding services are based on offering a professional logistics package, one that is in accordance with export and import rules/regulations of the country. Before suggesting a type of transportation, these professionals will analyze your package and the goods. Taking into consideration your requirements, they might suggest sea freight forwarding or other types of transportation (by air, for example). No matter which type they suggest, you can be certain that it is the most effective and secure solution!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Indonesia export reach US$ 10 billion in August 2009

Value of Indonesia export soaring in August 2009 reached 10.55 billion U.S. dollars, or 8.89 percent increase compared to last month. Conversely when compared to August last year fell 15.41 percent. "Export in August was the first time through the 10 billion dollars since January," said Head of the Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) Rusman Heriawan, in his office, Thursday (1 / 10).

Rusman detailing, non-oil exports in August 2009 reached 8.91 billion U.S. dollars, or up 8.76 percent compared to July 2009. While in the same period last year fell 6.28 percent. A cumulative value of exports from January to August 2009 reached 70.3 billion U.S. dollars, or 26.3 percent down compared to the same period last year.

While non-oil exports reached 60.01 billion U.S. dollars, or down 18.31 percent. Improving the largest non-oil exports in August 2009 occurred in fats and oils of animal or vegetable 699.9 million U.S. dollars, while the largest decline occurred in ore, crust, and the gray metal of 235.9 million U.S. dollars.

Non-oil exports to Japan this August to reach the largest number of US$ 1.05 billion, followed to USA by US$ 930.7 million and China US$ 792.2 million with the contribution of all three reached 31.07 percent. As for exports to the European Union (27 countries) for 1.35 billion U.S. dollars. According to the sector, exports of industrial products the period January-August 2009 fell by 24.9 percent over the same period last year. Similarly, exports of agricultural products declined 9.77 percent. In contrast, exports and other mining products rose by 21.42 percent.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Emirates & V Australia announce the code share agreement


Emirates, the airline based in Dubai, and V Australia, a new international airline owned by Virgin Blue Group announces agreement to code share route Trans-Tasman flights effective October 25, 2009. This code share agreements is the first for Emirates Airlines with Australia airlines to show the signify initiatives signify commitment of the Emirates on Australian territory. It also confirms the Emirates as a first code share partner of V Australia.

This new agreement will provide easy connections for passengers V Australia while traveling between New Zealand and the United States. Passengers can travel on the Trans-Tasman sector using the Emirates service which has won awards and conveniently connected to / from international service V Australia between Sydney and Los Angeles.

Emirates flight, EK419 arrived from Christchurch in Sydney at 06:20 local time, or EK 413 arrived from Auckland at 08:05 local time with a smoothly connected through the service V Australia to Los Angeles, VA1, at 09:05 local time. The flight back to New Zealand has the same comfort level. Passengers landed in Sydney at 6:05 AM local time with VA2 from Los Angeles, they can stretch my legs a bit before continuing with the flight EK412 at 8:50 AM local time to Auckland or with EK418 at 10:15 AM local time to Christchurch. Tourists can enjoy a stopover in Sydney, before continuing their journey to the Emirates or V Australia.

V Australia will market the seats are allocated based on the code share agreement. Code share flights will be identified with the code 'EK' owned Emirates and also with the code 'VA' V's Australia. Currently, Emirates also has code share agreements with Air India, Air Malta, Air Mauritius, Continental Airlines, Japan Airlines, Jet Airways, Korean Airlines, Oman Air, Philippine Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, South African Airways and Thai Airways.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Dumping : U.S. accuses Indonesian paper producers


United States producers of paper Newpage Corp.., Appleton Coated LLC, Sappi Fine Paper, together with trade unions of the United Steelworkers of America filed anti-dumping petitions and countervailing of coated paper producers from Indonesia and China. In their petition accused the government of Indonesia and China dumping of paper between the layers that are used in car brochures and corporate annual reports. Petisioner lawyer, Gilbert B. Kaplan, told the Wall Street Journal to ensure petitions are not associated with the meeting G-20 leaders in the same city. "Four separate petition of 2 thousand pages thick on charges of dumping and subsidies has been prepared in advance," he said Wednesday local time.

So that the petition is accepted, the petisioner must prove to the U.S. Department of Commerce that the government of Indonesia and China to provide subsidies to producers of coated paper. They also must demonstrate that the products are exported to America are sold at below-market prices or production costs. Petisioner also required to show the U.S. International Trade Commission that imports of paper have been damaged or at least threaten the U.S. market. "To prove that we already have strong evidence," said Kaplan.

The petisioner estimates coated paper imports increased 40 percent within six months of 2009 than the same period last year. There are also imports from Indonesia and China currently control 30 percent of the market, an increase of almost double than last year. Coated paper market total in 2008 is estimated to worth U.S. $ 1.8 billion.

This case is not the first time proposed by the American paper producers. In 2007, the U.S. Commerce Department set a temporary tariffs on coated paper from Indonesia, China, and South Korea. But the decision was later annulled by the International Trade Commission.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Quantum Indonesia : Freight Forwarding Services

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A freight forwarder is an intermediary who acts on behalf of importers, exporters or other companies or persons, organising the safe, efficient and cost-effective transportation of goods. Taking into account the type of goods and the customers' delivery requirements, freight forwarders arrange the best means of freight forwarding service/transport, using the services of shipping lines, airlines, road and rail freight operators. In some cases, the freight forwarding company itself provides the service.

Also a freight forwarder/freight forwarding known as an organization that collects shipments from a number of businesses and consolidates them into larger shipments for economies of scale. A freight forwarder/freight forwarding often also deals with route selection, price negotiation, and documentation of distribution, and can act as a distribution agent for a business. By consolidating loads, a freight forwarder can negotiate cheaper rates of transportation than the individual businesses and can prebook space to ensure a more rapid delivery schedule.

One of the international freight forwarding which based in Indonesia is Quantum Indonesia Translogistic. This company was established in 2001 and with its head office in Jakarta and branch offices in Medan, Padang, Semarang and Surabaya, Quantum Indonesia Translogistic  has capability to offer the freight forwarding services.

With the development of business and with keeping a good relationship with many big carriers, Quantum Indonesia Translogistic can offer freight forwarder services such as custom brokerage, export-import documentation, courier services, door to door delivery, cargo consolidator, warehousing and distribution, logistics and transportation, domestic shipment, inland transportation and marine insurance.

Giving the customer sincerely service are what Quantum Indonesia pursuit and it will show in their staffs perfectly. Choosing superior and better cooperating partners is you right. If you choose Quantum Indonesia as your partner you will not only attain the successful transportation service but also enjoy in work and life.

To have more details of freight forwarding services please browse to Quantum Indonesia Translogistic website : http://quantumindonesia.com.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Garuda Indonesia IPO approved by House of Representative

Garuda Indonesia

House of Representatives finally approved Garuda Indonesia plans to conduct an initial public offering (IPO). After the previous Commission XI and Commission VI has been agreed, the House unanimously approved the privatization plan of Garuda Indonesia on September 16, 2009.

Garuda Indonesia President Director Emirsyah Satar said, with the full approval of the House of Representative, now living Garuda tp process the IPO. "Like the previous plan, the IPO is targeted in the first half 2010," said Emirsyah in Jakarta, Thursday (17 / 9) night. He explained, in this IPO, Garuda Indonesia target the funds between 300 million to 400 million U.S. dollars with sales up 40 percent of shares. The funds will be used as a corporate restructuring fund.

In addition, Garuda Indonesia also plans to use the IPO to convert the debt from Bank Mandiri. As is known, the debt from Bank Mandiri, Garuda Indonesia of 100 million U.S. dollars. Later these debts can be paid to the conversion of the debt stock is worth. For this conversion, Emirsyah explained, requires permission from Bank Indonesia. However, he believes the license will be yobtained. "For this conversion requires a fatwa from Bank Indonesia. Insha Allah, although there has been no fatwa yet, but we believe 99 percent of this conversion will be approved by the BI," he said. He explained, currently his side preparing who will be his underwriters. Most likely its underwriters also from state-owned companies, such as Bahana Securities or any other state.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Batavia Air : maiden flight of Airbus A330


The airlines company - Batavia Air - will fly commercially the wide-body aircraft Airbus A330, starting Thursday (17 / 9). Aircraft with flight number 7P-591 was flying from Jakarta to Medan, Thursday at 07.00 pm. Batavia Air will operate this aircraft to Jakarta - Medan - Jakarta route twice a day at 07.00 pm and at 13:30 pm.

"This is the first wide-body aircraft that we operate. Airbus A330, besides comfortable for passengers is also very efficient engine in its fuel usage," said Alice Tansari, Director of Batavia Air, Wednesday (16 / 9) in Jakarta.

Furthermore, Batavia Air plans to operate this aircraft for the routes as well as to Manado and the Middle East. "Airbus A330 also showed Batavia Air's commitment to always prioritize the safety and comfort of passengers," said Alice Tansari.

Batavia Air customers will enjoy flying with wide-body aircraft that previously was rarely operated by other airlines. Selection Airbus A330 as one of the Batavia Air aircraft since proved an access point with two passengers (double-aisle) who has a good reputation in the world of aviation. The seats are wider and wide will maximize passenger comfort. This aircraft provides 302 economy class seats, so passengers do not pay more to fly with this plane.

Batavia Air currently operates over 160 flights per day and serve destinations in 35 cities throughout Indonesia, and flew to Guangzhou, China and Kuching, Malaysia. Batavia Air has a fleet of 36 aircraft consisting of Boeing 737-200, Boeing 737-300, Boeing 737-400, Airbus A-319, Airbus A-320 and Airbus A330.


Monday, September 14, 2009

Indonesia CPO obstructed by UE rules

Exports of Indonesia crude palm oil (CPO) Indonesia to countries of the European Union threatened to halt a few years ahead. This is the impact of EU rules on the use of renewable energy from renewable sources and environmental issues surrounding palm oil. Therefore, according to the Secretary General of the Combined Enterprise Indonesian Palm Oil (Gapki) Joko Supriyono, Sunday (13 / 9) in Jakarta, Indonesia began to glance at the new market of CPO in Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Nevertheless, the European Union can not leave because of the potential market including CPO Indonesia.

From the data, the total volume of Indonesian CPO exports in 2008 reached 7,904,179 tons. Of that amount, as much as 968,205 tons of which are exported to the European Union via the port in the Netherlands. Some other export destination countries include India, China, and Singapore. European markets is the export destination for the second largest of Indonesia CPO, after India.

To be able to sell palm oil to the European Union and incentives, according to Chairman of Indonesian Palm Oil Commission Rosediana Suharto, the exporter must meet the criteria of the EU directive on the use of renewable energy. If do not meet the criteria in the directive, there is no incentive and no EU country would want to buy that commodity. European Parliament approved the directive on April 23, 2009. Renewable energy target by 2020 is 20 per cent of the countries in the European Union, 20 percent of energy efficiency improvements, 20 percent use of renewable energy, 10 percent use of renewable energy in the transportation sector.

One of the alternative way to anticipate the application of the rule is to expand export markets to other countries, like China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and countries in Eastern Europe. "Surely the new market expansion must have the support of the government. Business actors would be difficult to walk alone, "he added.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Airasia : add booking alternative without credit card

AirAsia airline network, consisting of AirAsia, Indonesia AirAsia, Thai AirAsia, and AirAsia X, has worked with the company's distribution technology provider and travel ticketing, Amadeus. Its main purpose, reproduce AirAsia passengers who booked tickets not through internet because no having credit cards.

So far, there are many passengers who rely on ticket and travel agents to book tickets. Therefore, passengers still need assistance route and the best price for airline tickets, rental cars, trains, ferries, to cruise ships.

"There is no specific targets related to the addition of passengers from this cooperation. But we believe that with this choice of alternatives so there growth of passengers," said President Director of Indonesia AirAsia Dharmadi, in Jakarta.

On AirAsia airline network as much as 80 per cent reservation is via the internet. "We can not change the way the ticket booking. AirAsia remains focused on the reservations through the Internet. This is just extending how to buy tickets through travel agents," said Dharmadi.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Tanjung Priok Customs defeat of illegal import worth IDR 1,8 billion


Customs Main Services Office Tanjung Priok, Jakarta  successfully managed to hold one container containing of computer equipment worth IDR 547.802.550. And aslo one container of various liquor brands with a value of IDR 1, 3 billion.

Total of money state that could saved is around IDR 1, 8 billion. It was said by Director General of Indonesia Customs, Supriyadi Anwar, who was accompanied by the Head Office of Customs Main Services Tanjung Priok, Rahmat Subagyo, and the Director of Customs Prosecution and Investigation, Sugijata Thomas, at the press conference in Jakarta, Wednesday (9 / 9).

Anwar said, the efforts of illegal export one container of 40 feet with a computer LCD monitor, CPU casing, CD Rom, power supply in damaged condition, which will be exported to Korea. "The modus is by misusing facilities of bonded zone. They were told the number and condition of the goods that are not in accordance with actual conditions of export. Allegedly these efforts to obtain restitution for carrying exports from bonded zones," said Anwar.

Anwar said the goods that came into the bonded zones is free of import duties. But should not be sold domestically. Computer equipment should be reconditioned and sold outside Indonesia. Reconditioning of the goods allegedly exported should be sold in the country that ultimately disrupt the local computer products.

"This is still of our investigation stage with the initials suspect is SD who was Director of Operations of PT PIT, suspects have been detained in the detention center of DJBC headquarters," said Anwar.

Meanwhile, the Director Customs of Prosecution and Investigation, Sugijata Thomas added, they also managed to hold one 20 feet container sizes for the importation of alcoholic beverages which announced as Concentrated Juice Assorted and was imported by PT IBT since early June 2009 until September 2009. "After the inspection, found 1331 cartons of alcoholic drinks and different types of brands. The potential losses to the state of import duties, excise and import taxes are estimated IDR 1, 3 billion," said Thomas.

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Monday, September 7, 2009

Singatoba Coffeee was launced at Nespresso Café, Prague

Singatoba coffee which origin from Batak (North Sumatra, Indonesia) was launched in the Czech Republic by Nespresso. Located at Nespresso Café, Prague, Thursday (3 / 9), the launch was attended by a number of coffee journalists in print and electronic media as well as coffee lovers.

Launch of coffee was opened by Josef Voltr, Nespresso Café manager. On that occasion represented by Indonesia Embassy Prague Nurwahyudi Azis, Executive Function Pensosbudpar, in his speech said that coffee is one of Indonesia's superior products competitive with products from other countries.

To further reassure coffee lovers and journalists were present, Petr Simecek, Czech residents who ever visited Indonesia told about his recounts adventures in coffee plantations in Sumatra, where coffee beans came from.

While Michaela Illikova, a coffee expert, explains the way how Singatoba coffee harvest to the manufacturing process is not only typical but also unique. These coffee beans are harvested only by women, placed in wicker baskets, washed, then dried in the sun. Besides coffee beans are also processed through fermentation without air. Nespresso party provides a unique name for coffee that is inspired by Singatoba ornate existing in people's homes in the area around Lake Toba. Ornament that became a symbol of all that coffee that is produced by Nestle.

According to Azis Nurwahyudi, Singatoba coffee which sold a pack of about IDR 250,000, tasted became more enjoyable because at the launch of Nespresso Café provides various Indonesian dishes like Nasi Goreng, Siomay Bandung, Gado-Gado, and Tempe. Over coffee and a cinnamon-scented fruit, continued Nurwahyudi Azis, the invitation was also entertained with Cendrawasih dance performances and exhibitions of various typical Indonesian handicrafts.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Australia accused Garuda Indonesia manipulate the air cargo price

PT Garuda Indonesia threatened fined by the Australian authorities. Business competition supervisory commission Australia on Wednesday (2 / 9) states started to take action against PT Garuda Indonesia.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has accused Garuda Indonesia by manipulate  the prices of air cargo industry. Garuda Indonesia became the tenth airline which identified manipulate this price.

In a statement, the ACCC said, will conduct hearing on the allegations that Garuda Indonesia conspired with other carriers, to determine the price of fuel and security costs for air cargo between 2001 and 2006.

Previously, this agency has been taking action against six airlines, including Qantas Airways Ltd., and British Airways Plc, so that the court fined these airlines a total worth of 41 million Australian dollars.

ACCC also doing a similar action to Singapore Airlines Ltd., Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., and Emirates Airline.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Export of CPO to India is increasing

Export of CPO (Crude Palm Oil) to India through the port of Belawan (North Sumatera, Indonesia) is increasing after the trade deals was signed between ASEAN and India a few weeks ago. Data from the office of One-Stop Service Center (PPSA) Pelindo I Belawan Branch, Monday (31 / 8), states, of the five ships which loaded of CPO at bulk liquid jetty Ujungbaru Belawan in the past week, three of the ships is going to India and two other ships is to New York, USA and Rotterdam Netherlands.

Three ship which carrying the North Sumatra main commodity which sailed to India destination, namely MT Woqoof E Arapat, Panamanian flagged, load of 6,030 tonnes of CPO, MT Global Saturn Panamanian flagged,  load of  7,000 MT tons of CPO and Da Qing 761, Panamanian flagged also load of 3,822 tonnes of CPO.

Two other vessel had left yesterday from Belawan each carrying 4,000 tons of CPO with destination New York with tanker MT Golden Charlotte Panamian flagged and MT Merin Trader Panama Liberia flagged which carrying 24,000 tons of CPO with destination to CPO world trade center, Rotterdam Netherlands.

Previously, the Board of Trustees Joint Indonesian Palm Oil Entrepreneurs (GAPKI), Derom Bangun, estimate the CPO exports to India rose around 5-10% after the signing of the ASEAN free trade agreement and India. Previously, total CPO exports from Indonesia to India as many as 2.5 million tons per year. "Increased demand for palm oil to India because the country was recovering from global crisis and requires as many as 12 million tons of oil meal both soybean oil and palm oil, due to high domestic consumption. Meanwhile, India's domestic production is only range from five to six million tons.