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CKB Presents New Route Cargo Service Jakarta - Surabaya - Balikpapan


CKB Presents New Route Cargo Service

Jakarta - Surabaya - Balikpapan

The company's commitment to realizing 'Connecting the Nations' in order to expand operational reach and connect all corners of the archipelago


SURABAYA, October 22, 2021 - An integrated logistics service provider company PT Cipta Krida Bahari (CKB Group), which is a subsidiary of PT ABM Investama Tbk (ABMM), is strengthening its cargo network by opening a direct route from Jakarta - Surabaya to Balikpapan. The opening of this new route is a manifestation of the company's commitment to improving logistics services in the country, especially from Surabaya to Balikpapan. The presence of this new route also strengthens CKB's commitment to realizing 'Connecting the Nations' to connect all remote points of the archipelago with the service and support of a professional team.

Chief Executive Officer of PT Cipta Krida Bahari Iman Sjafei explained, as a company that has experience in transporting cargo throughout Indonesia, CKB is ready to assist customers in meeting logistics needs, especially from Surabaya to Balikpapan. “A faster delivery process is needed to increase sales and product profitability. Therefore, by opening a direct air shipping route from Jakarta - Surabaya to Balikpapan, this will certainly save shipping costs and make shipping more efficient," explained Iman.

Surabaya itself is the second largest city in Indonesia after DKI Jakarta and the largest metropolitan city in East Java. In addition, the city of Surabaya also has a variety of large market potential, ranging from the fisheries, agriculture, daily necessities, to vehicle spare parts. Making it a strong trading center, as well as a potential gateway for trade routes to eastern Indonesia.

Regarding the delivery to Surabaya and Balikpapan with the special air transportation mode for cargo presented by CKB, it uses a Boeing 737-300 aircraft with a cargo capacity of up to 16.3 tons, thus enabling the specification of the OWOS (Over Weight Over Size) load. "We hope that the presence of this new (freight) route can help business actors in Surabaya in optimizing their supply chain processes, starting from the movement and management of raw materials and components to the delivery of finished goods to customers," added Iman.

In this inaugural flight, customers have begun to take advantage of the new route and entrust the delivery of logistics needs through CKB with a total cargo weight of more than 12 tons. With this new flight route, it is hoped that customers and business actors can adapt to their business model in addition to logistics needs in the Kalimantan area and Eastern Indonesia.

PT Cipta Krida Bahari's Business Director Logistics & Distribution Ety Puspitasari explained that the Jakarta - Surabaya - Balikpapan route service is one of the CKB Group's strategies in implementing the 'Connecting the Nations' strategy. "We are optimistic that the presence of this new route can complement logistics services in Surabaya and it is hoped that it will make it easier for business people to meet their logistics needs, as well as build synergies between all logistics sector stakeholders in East Java, such as fish entrepreneurs, farmers, the ministry and the CKB Group so as to produce ecosystem together in improving the national economy in general and the welfare of the people of Surabaya in particular,” explained Ety.

In general, CKB Group is a national integrated logistics service provider company, with a wide range of services, namely domestic and international cargo delivery services via air, sea, land and rail and multimodal, customs service management, project logistics, warehousing management, service remote site/supply base, bonded logistics center, industrial cargo delivery, dry bulk cargo delivery, especially coal, port management and loading and unloading services.

Currently, the CKB Group's operating areas are spread over 41 areas in 34 cities and 21 provinces throughout Indonesia, including cities and areas that are difficult to reach by commercial transportation. "In addition, CKB has a global network spread across 40 strategic global partners in 7 regions, and has held a license from the government as a Bonded Logistics Management operator ("PLB") and an Authorized Economic Operator ("AEO") Certification from the World Customs Organization. The regular flight routes for air cargo served by CKB Group include Singapore - Jakarta, Jakarta - Balikpapan, Balikpapan - Jakarta, Balikpapan - Singapore, Jakarta - Ujung Pandang - Jayapura - Timika, and the regular flight routes that have just opened at this time are Jakarta - Surabaya - Balikpapan” added Ety.

"As an integrated logistics service provider company that has extensive experience in air freight transportation both domestically and internationally, CKB is always present and ready to assist business actors in Surabaya in supporting the National Economic Recovery program," concluded Iman.

Along with the momentum for the launch of this new route, CKB Group also carries out Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities for the communities around its operational areas, to be exact at two social foundation partners located in the Cengkareng – Tangerang area. The presence of this CSR activity is part of the company's concern for the community around its operational areas, as well as a form of gratitude for the opening of this new route. The assistance provided is in the form of basic materials, COVID-19 prevention equipment, as well as operational assistance which is expected to help the needs of the two orphanages.