21 Jul 2021
Siemens has long been an integral part of Indonesia’s technological and economic development, especially in the Industry, Energy and Healthcare Sectors. In 2009, Siemens celebrated the 100th anniversary marking the opening of its first office in Indonesia. Today, around one-sixth of the power consumed in Indonesia is generated, transmitted, and distributed with Siemens technology. With more than 3000 employees in Indonesia, Siemens continues to provide the country with innovative technologies and solutions in the fields of energy, environment, healthcare, productivity, mobility, safety and security. In energy sector, Siemens has been a major provider of large power transformers to backbone grids. Alpha Pacific Transportation Group was appointed by Siemens in handling mining & state-owned power plant projects in various locations : - GI Kesugihan (New Rawalo) Cilacap - GI Simangkuk 500 KVS - GI Seputih Banyak Lampung KV150 - GI Bontang - Simpang Haru Padang Tower - GI Ungaran - Cikarang Site Project Alpha Pacific Transportation Group has to ensure that the projects carried out must also meet many aspects, such as the right timing, safety, performance, and other on-site services that may occured. The work has already begun, even before the project started. Various on-site field surveys were carried out to note proper treatments needed for many off-size and bulky equipments. The scope of works include pre-work surveys, full trucking coordination, equipments packing, grounding, and layout deliveries. To conduct this, a wide range of heavy duty vehicles were used (such as forklifts, cranes, telescopic cranes, low-batt & excel trucks). While carrying out these assignments, many issues were faced, ranging from tight deadlines, complex on-site coordinations, unpredictable weathers, challenging terrains, to coordinating with various government authorities. It is suffice to note, that Alpha Pacific Transportation Group full coordination with various parties in these projects has indeed, assist Siemens in completing the construction & installation of many critical power plant projects throughout Indonesia.
21 Jul 2021
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.
21 Jul 2021
Natural Gas is a very important element of the world’s energy mix and is used both as fuel as well as raw material in manufacturing of chemical. With oil supply becoming harder and more expensive to find and extract, the role of natural gas has grown significantly in recent years. LNG offers an energy density comparable to Petrol and diesel, but produces less pollution. In order to transport the gas extracted, it has to be turned into liquid form and thus the term Liquefied Natural Gas or more commonly known as LNG. Indonesia is one of the places where natural gas can be found in abundance. One of the latest natural gas project is LNG Tangguh, in Bintuni Bay, Papua – around 7 hour flight from Jakarta. Tangguh LNG, is currently a huge undertaking by the Indonesian government that will involve the tapping of around 14.4 trillion cubic feet of clean gas. The land acquired for the project facility measures at 3,200 hectares, much of which will remain a ‘green zone’. When fully operational, the facility will be maintained by a workforce of 500 people. Alpha Pacific Transportation Group played an important role in the early development stage of the LNG Tangguh project. It operated 2 multi-purpose vessels from the very initial stage of the development, where infrastructure hardly existed. The vessels plied between Merak and the remote Bintuni Bay for nearly 3 years. The two 10,000 DWT vessels carried constructions materials and equipments, ranging from cement to concrete piles, big construction cranes, fuel trucks, bulldozer, excavators to giant rolls of steel coils and steel pipes. No voyage was ever the same and every voyage was always a new challenge, requiring all the company’s 25 year experience. It is an accomplishment that the group is proud to be part of and an experience that we can share for the benefit of all our customers.
21 Jul 2021
Apple Computer’s logo is probably one of the most unique and easily recognizeable in the world. Its products certainly “the coolest”, with the iPhone being one of the most coveted product in the world. Indonesia is not excluded – this was evidenced by the long queue to obtain the first iPhone when it was first available in Indonesia. In the past Apple was always perceived as product for the professionals thus it appealed only to a smaller number of customers. However since the introduction of Imac, MacBook, iPod and of course iPhone – Apple is now one of the most popular consumer product. The change in its target customer requires a change in distribution strategy. Whereas in the past there were only a few specialized distributors, there are now more and more outlets of Premium Apple Resellers in big cities of Indonesia, each with its own segment of retail customers. Every store has their own specific request on how to bring their shipments to Indonesia. Every product and type is shipped differently, resulted in an explosion of Purchase Orders permutation request to Apple Distribution Center. Regulation in loading port requires that Apple traces each and everyone of the shipments to make sure that they have been exported. Monitoring and tracking the shipments were creating a lot of pressure on the Apple’s logistic department. Alpha Pacific Transport Group with their partner in Singapore IM Freight System, armed with the understanding of what priorities there are for the Indonesian importers and the compliance requirement of Apple Computers was able to come up with a satisfactory solution for both Apple and their Indonesian distributors. The scope of work includes receiving various shipments from Apple DC, picks and packs the numerous SKU of products, arranging delivery to various parties who are involved down the supply chain in Singapore as well as Indonesia. In many instances, the job involves obtaining various licenses required by the authority, clearing customs and delivery to the retail outlets across Indonesia. Carrying out this project requires delicate balancing the "non-negotiable requirements" from various government authorities with the demand of delivering the product in timely manner. Once again our ability to combine adherence to international working standard and local flexibility has proven to be a value to customers.
IPB - Harita
21 Jul 2021
IPB - Harita, Kendawangan Indonesia, a country blessed with beautiful landscape, is also rich in mineral diversity with vast mining sites. The ever increasing demand for commodity worldwide has eventually increased mining explorations throughout Indonesia.Recently Alpha group has the opportunity to provide the logistic demand for a new bauxite mining sites at Ketapang, West Borneo. Main challenges for this project are the limited facilities, included poor jetty (private port) infrastructures, and below the standard road access from port to the site. Initially these cargoes need to be moved from Cilacap and Karawang to Jakarta.After that, it were transported by using a private chartered LCT vessel with 1300 DWT (Deadweight Tonnage) capacity. Until now, there are still no schedule for regular vessel or any othermoving transport vehicle to this remote site.Total cargo in this shipment would be about 1200 metre cubic, or roughly 700 tonnes. Other challenge to overcome are to arrange the exact timing between deliveries.Cargoes need to be unloaded by 48 hours as soon as it arrived, otherwise an additional high demmurage cost will be imposed.Besides that, berthing an LCT vessel require extra maneuvers, which took two hours depending on the the draft (depth of sea), vessel’s condition and Captain’s skills. At the end, with the increased mining projects took place at Borneo and elsewhere, a significant infrastructure growth will realized in the long run, especially at many remote parts of Indonesia.
21 Jul 2021
With a population of over 235 million people that spread over more than 17,000 islands across a distance of 5,000 kilometres, Indonesia represents a tremendous market for air travel. The airline industry in Indonesia was one of the first to be liberalized in Asia. Since the opening up of the market, passenger traffic has been exploding – breaking record number year after year. Currently there are on average, 1,600 domestic flights/day, 30 different domestic carriers, using nearly 450 airports, competing for an estimated 34 million passengers per year. This is up from 6.4 million in 1999, before the market was opened up. It is predicted that there would be 54 million domestic air travelers by 2010. Recently Lion Air, the largest among the new carriers was the first airline in the world to take delivery of Boeing’s new 737-900 ER, Lion Air is expected to take delivery of total 100 Boeing 737-900 in the next 3 years. It is reported that there are currently more than 150 new planes from Boeing & Airbus on order by the Indonesian airlines. So, Alpha Pacific Transportation Group was very excited when we managed to secure air shipments of jet engine for repair from some of these new airlines. So far we have handled increasing number of shipments; each one specific in nature and fragile in their own way. It all started with an order from Lion Air for shipment of Boeing 737 jet engine to Singapore, then followed 2nd and 3rdfrom 2 different airlines for their CFM-56 jet engine to Brussel and Amsterdam, each weighing over 10,000 lbs volumetrically. Later it was even more challenging when we were asked to ship part of an airplane wing, body and spare parts from the port of Makassar to Jakarta and then onto Singapore. This shipment was more difficult as it involves heavy lifting equipment and the use of low bed truck to coordinate from another island onto a ship, then transfer to Jakarta port before it was then sent to Jakarta airport. We should all be proud that we have been handled all these shipments smoothly and these results would not have been possible if it were not for the relentless effort from our 2 sales persons, Mr. Martin Kurniawan and Ms.Mustika Hendra, not to mention the cooperation from all Phoenix team in Jakarta and Phoenix offices in destinations. We are confident that the air travel market in Indonesia will continue to grow and the experience from handling these highly sensitive shipments will enhance Alpha Pacific Transportation Group’s reputation in Indonesia and ensuring a brighter future for the organization and the team.