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.

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Garuda Indonesia IPO approved by House of Representative

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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.