MSC has been operating for over 20 years in Indonesia and currently has six offices in the country – in Belawan, Palembang, Panjang, Jakarta, Semarang and Surabaya – which are located close to the main ports of Indonesia.
In Semarang, a commercial port and city in central Java, MSC has established a sizeable presence in the local market and has become one of the top carriers for the transport of cargo to major markets such as the Mediterranean, Europe and the US.
Continuing its expansion and in line with its strategy of developing close relationship with customers where it operates, MSC Indonesia has decided to relocate to a bigger and modern building, which is closer to the center of Semarang city.
“Investing in the new office shows that MSC Indonesia continues to grow. The central location is more easily accessible and reinforces our commitment to better serve customers.” explains Dhany Novianto, Managing Director of MSC Indonesia.
“Although Java is the fourth largest island in Indonesia, more than half the nation’s population reside there and it is an important economic area for the country. At MSC’s Semarang branch we’re proud to supports exports of wood, yarns, palm oil, as well as imports of wheat, soybeans, cane sugar which are for instance being used by local factories to produce food products.” He adds.
Earlier this year, MSC was awarded as the "2019 Top Contribution Shipping Line" at Belawan International Container Terminal (BICT) by Indonesia's state-owned port operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia I (Pelindo I). The winner is determined by the highest volumes contributed to the terminal.
This is the second consecutive year that MSC Indonesia has won this award.
Looking forward, growth in terms of trade in Indonesia is set to continue growing. Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous nation and the world’s 10th largest economy in terms of purchasing power parity. Recently, in February, Indonesia and Australia ratified a bilateral free trade agreement, which is expected to boost exports of meat and agricultural produce from Australia, and exports of raw materials from Indonesia.
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