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Duterte, Jokowi launch PH-Indonesia shipping route

Both leaders expect a boost in trade between the 2 countries with the opening of the new Davao-General Santos-Bitung route

Camille Elemia[1]

Published 2:23 PM, April 30, 2017 Updated 3:54 PM, April 30, 2017

LAUNCH. Philippines President Rodrigo Roa Duterte welcomes Indonesian President Joko Widodo upon his arrival at the Francisco Bangoy International Aiport in Davao City for the launching of the Davao-General Santos-Bitung Roll-on/Roll-off (RORO) shipping service on April 30, 2017./ppPhoto by Presidential Photo

LAUNCH. Philippines President Rodrigo Roa Duterte welcomes Indonesian President Joko Widodo upon his arrival at the Francisco Bangoy International Aiport in Davao City for the launching of the Davao-General Santos-Bitung Roll-on/Roll-off (RORO) shipping service on April 30, 2017. Photo by Presidential Photo

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Indonesian President Joko Widodo launched on Sunday, April 30, a ferry route between the 2 neighboring countries. The roll-on, roll-off (roro) ferry is set to ply the Davao-General Santos-Bitung route, with both leaders expecting a boost in trade. Widodo was in Duterte’s hometown Davao City with his wife Iriana to join the launching of the pioneering transport route.

“This route shall be the first of many routes to be formed for the international RoRo network envisioned by our ASEAN leaders to provide more accessibility and opportunities for our countries,” Duterte said in a speech. “I once again thank President Widodo, the Government of Indonesia and our private partners for helping us make this first ASEAN Roll-On, Roll-Off route possible. Let this event serve as a reminder that our relationship is not just between trade partners, but between friends that are tied together by a bond that transcends borders,” he added.

Jokowi, for his part, said the trade between the two countries would increase with the new route, which is expected to cut shipping time of goods from 5 weeks to 2-3 days. “[This] is an important milestone. It will cut the amount of time for the transportation of goods between the two regions from 5 weeks to 2 days.

This launch is happening at a favorable time. Last year, trade between our 2 countries increased by more than 30% from the year before,” Jokowi said in his speech. Goods from Mindanao such as animal feeds, fertilizer, construction materials, ice cream products, poultry, fresh fruits, and synthetics would be among those shipped to Indonesia.

Imports from Indonesia, on the other hand, include matured coconut, copra, corn, feed ingredients, lumber, cement, high value crops, vegetables, meat, peanuts, aqua products, charcoal, soya, coffee beans, and sugar. Giving chance to provinces The Indonesian leader also recognized the importance of granting opportunities to provinces.

Like Duterte, he said he was also a mayor of a small city far from Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta. “This wonderful city, this great treasure like you, Mr President, I too was a mayor of wonderful city like this. President Duterte and I sincerely believe that people in the outer regions are just as smart, strong and resourceful as the rich people in the capital cities.

They only need one thing and one thing only. And that is to be given a chance,” Jokowi added. The M/V Super Shuttle Roll-on Roll-off (RoRo) ferry service with a 500 TEU capacity (twenty foot equivalent units), operated by the Asian Marine Tranposrt System, will be the first to set sail[2] and will provide weekly services along the route.

The new Davao City-General Santos to Bitung shipping route, which is within Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA), is the Philippine government’s maiden accomplishment under its ASEAN chairmanship this year. – Rappler.com[3]

References

  1. ^ Camille Elemia (www.rappler.com)
  2. ^ first to set sail (www.rappler.com)
  3. ^ ASEAN (www.rappler.com)

New Services for Sweden’s Forestry, Steel Exports

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Morten said, “Wood and steel are large, important and price sensitive exports for Sweden. Working closely with our clients, we designed a supply chain service that makes the conversion from bulk cargo into containers in a faster, easier, safer method than using conventional fork lifts.” “When we combine our new supply chain service with our waterside offerings which include the most port calls of any Scandinavian container terminal, including direct liner service to both Asia and the USA, we open up tangible, new business opportunities for Scandinavia,” Morten added.

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New Services for Sweden’s Forestry, Steel Exports

APM Terminals Gothenburg has announced a new service designed to accelerate and improve Sweden’s supply chains in the forestry and steel export sectors. As part of the company’s SEK 250 million container terminal investment plan, a new specialized facility within APM Terminals Gothenburg will enable bulk cargoes arriving by truck or rail to be loaded into a container in less than a minute, using proven LoadPlate technology. The yearly export volumes of sawn timber is approximately 13 million cubic meters, which corresponds to 280,000 containers annually stated APM Terminals Gothenburg Chief Commercial Officer, Morten Br?hl.

Morten said, “Wood and steel are large, important and price sensitive exports for Sweden. Working closely with our clients, we designed a supply chain service that makes the conversion from bulk cargo into containers in a faster, easier, safer method than using conventional fork lifts.” “When we combine our new supply chain service with our waterside offerings which include the most port calls of any Scandinavian container terminal, including direct liner service to both Asia and the USA, we open up tangible, new business opportunities for Scandinavia,” Morten added.

The new supply chain services performed at APM Terminals Gothenburg are in cooperation with Mimab, an industrial services company, who will manage the container freight station.