The international freight and logistic service provider, Alpha Pacific Transportation Group, has been awarded a contract renewal from the Royal Dutch Shell plc. Alpha Pacific was appointed as the sole provider of logistic services for the Shell’s Petrol Distribution Division in Indonesia. The contract covers custom clearance and warehousing of all materials needed for the construction of Shell Petrol Retail outlets in Indonesia, while at the same time, Alpha Pacific has also been entrusted with ex-work operations from some overseas origins. In order to be eligible to bid for the contract, Alpha Pacific had to go through a series of assessments from Shell Indonesia, including meeting the Health Safety Security & Environment (HSSE) standards.
Beginning from 2005, the fuel distribution market in Indonesia was opened up for foreign players. Shell Indonesia started the operation of its first fuel retail outlet in August 2005 in Karawaci, Tangerang. Shell is currently the largest foreign-owned fuel station operators in Indonesia - with ten outlets, and there are many more stations in the pipeline.
As a global group of petrochemical companies that explores, produces, and trades in a range of energy resources, Shell has now become one of the largest private sector energy corporations in the world. Currently, Shell is active in more than 130 countries and territories, with global networks of more than 40,000 petrol stations, and 108,000 people employed worldwide.
History of Shell in Indonesia
Shell's historical links with Indonesia is strong, in fact the origin of the oil industry in Indonesia and those of what subsequently became the Royal Dutch/Shell Group are closely connected. The discovery of commercial quantities of crude oil in North Sumatra in 1885 had led directly to the formation of Royal-Dutch Petroleum.
It is suffice to note, that Alpha Pacific Transportation Group full coordination with various parties in these projects has indeed, assist Shell in completing the construction & installation of many critical power plant projects throughout Indonesia.