Indonesia, the world’s largest archipelago spanning more than 5000km is one of the fastest growing economies in South East Asia. With political stability, a young population, availability of low-cost labour and favourable government policies, the country of islands opens up numerous investment opportunities.
Government initiatives aiming to reduce Indonesia’s traditional reliance on commodity exports and increase the role of manufacturing within the economy, along with infrastructure development like inter-city rail connection, express highways connecting major cities and industrial zones to ports drive the country’s progress and also create significant demand for logistics services.
Diverse logistics services for diverse market needs
Different locations in Indonesia offer different opportunities. For instance, markets such as Jakarta, Bandung and Semarang are known for textiles, yarn and garments while the outskirts of Bandung, Semarang and Medan are famous for wood and related goods, rubber, palm oil and agro commodities. And each of these markets has its own unique requirements.
With six offices in Indonesia at Jakarta, Bandung, Semarang, Surabaya, Belawan and Batam along with expansion possibilities in Palembang and Panjang, ECU Worldwide Indonesia is among the very few logistics companies in the country with full-fledged operations at all key ports, making it a trusted partner for businesses seeking global cargo shipment transportation. ECU Worldwide’s global network that operates via more than 300 offices in over 160 countries only adds to the strengths.
“As one of Indonesia’s leading logistics services providers, we tailor our services to key market requirements. For markets like Jakarta or Semarang and Surabaya, we are very strong in LCL services to and from key markets. Ex-Jakarta, we offer direct consolidation services to 11 countries, and imports from 25 major ports across the world. We are also equally poised to offer FCL, air freight and even project logistics solutions at all key locations in Indonesia, making us not just unique but also exclusive in terms of the diverse business requirements we can cater to”, says Venu Rao, Country Manager, ECU Worldwide Indonesia.
Seamless logistics spanning Indonesia and the world
Indonesia has 25 strategic ports and 27 international airports with major international transport hubs concentrated around Jakarta and Java Province, offering global logistics companies like ECU Worldwide a huge opportunity for inter-island connections and distribution.
ECU Worldwide Indonesia offers services like LCL, FCL and air freight as
also trucking, customs brokerage and project logistics movements. It is the
only logistics services provider offering regular import and export
consolidation services at all its offices to establish a reliable, single-window
of LCL services for customers. In some markets, ECU Worldwide Indonesia also offers
cargo shipment consolidation solutions for multiple hubs like Singapore/ Hong
Kong and Busan – a service which effectively sets it apart from competitors in
Customer-centricity that tides over challenges
Considering that Indonesia’s logistics sector is dominated by local players who don’t have extensive domestic or international networks, a global LCL consolidation leader like ECU Worldwide brings in the reliability and professionalism that businesses have come to count on.
Especially in an island country where rail transportation is rife with challenges, ECU Worldwide’s end-to-end, multimodal solutions for road, air and ocean freight backed by a host of value-added services and expertise in handling various kinds of cargo, work just right for the multinationals as well as small businesses in the region.
Adopting an approach of building customer relationships instead of selling and looking at log-term solutions instead of quick fixes helps ECU Worldwide Indonesia maintain consistency in business volumes and explore potential growth avenues.
Creating competitive advantage with technology
ECU Worldwide Indonesia’s excellent IT tools like ECU360 along with live track and trace give it an edge over competition. A number of features like instant door-to-door quotations, quick bookings, easy access to information and shipping schedules available for almost six weeks in advance, help customers conduct business 24x7 easily, in just a few clicks with ECU360.
ECU Worldwide Indonesia has been growing its market share of LCL and FCL business despite volume drop due to COVID-19 – a feat that proves its passion for delivering excellence and reiterates its position as one of the ideal logistics companies to partner with.