Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT) announced that Malaysia International Shipping Corporation (MISC) and Regional Container Line (RCL) inaugurated their new twice-weekly joint service linking Indonesia with Singapore and Malaysia, with the arrival of the “Bunga Mas 3” on Wednesday 22nd September.
The 684 TEU “Bunga Mas 3” joins the 1088 TEU “Bani Bhum” in sailing between JICT, Singapore and Port Kelang. The “Bani Bhum” is already a regular caller at JICT, as it operates RCL’s existing intra-Asia service; in this case RCL joined with MISC via a slot exchange agreement.
Since operations at JICT commenced on April 1st 1999, productivity at JICT has already shown impressive gains, whilst the volume of cargo handled at the terminal continues to increase. With existing –14m deep berths being equipped and development plans for expansion already nearing completion, the potential for increased direct services to JICT exists, affirming the terminal’s preeminent role for trade in this region.
Shippers using JICT can now choose from direct weekly services to North Europe, North America, Australia and the Indian sub-continent as well as even more frequent services to numerous destinations throughout Asia.
The startup of the new service was welcomed by Mr Simon Moore, President Director of JICT:-
“ We are delighted to welcome MISC and RCL’s new service to JICT, Indonesia’s largest container terminal. I am also pleased to welcome back MISC vessels to Jakarta after a gap of nearly 4 years and at the same time, congratulate RCL on nearly a decade of service calls at Tanjung Priok. We hope that the continuing improvements in service levels and facilities at JICT will attract many more shipping lines and port users to JICT.”