Logistics article(s)
March 16, 2020

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has moved its office to a better, more modern building in Semarang, Central Java to better serve customers and support its continuous business growth there.


MSC has been operating for over 20 years in Indonesia and currently has six offices in the country – in Belawan, Palembang, Panjang, Jakarta, Semarang and Surabaya – which are located close to the main ports of Indonesia.


In Semarang, a commercial port and city in central Java, MSC has established a sizeable presence in the local market and has become one of the top carriers for the transport of cargo to major markets such as the Mediterranean, Europe and the US.


“Continuing its expansion and in line with its strategy of developing a close relationship with customers where it operates, MSC Indonesia has decided to relocate to a bigger and modern building, which is closer to the center of Semarang city,” MSC said in a statement.


New free trade agreement between Indonesia, Australia


Looking forward, MSC said growth in terms of trade in Indonesia is set to continue growing with the archipelagic nation being the world’s fourth most populous nation and the world’s 10th largest economy in terms of purchasing power parity.


The firm also cited the recent bilateral trade agreement between Indonesia and Australia which was ratified in February, which is expected to boost exports of meat and agricultural produce from Australia and exports of raw materials from Indonesia.


“Investing in the new office shows that MSC Indonesia continues to grow. The central location is more easily accessible and reinforces our commitment to better serve customers,” said Dhany Novianto, managing director of MSC Indonesia.


“Although Java is the fourth largest island in Indonesia, more than half the nation’s population reside there and it is an important economic area for the country. At MSC’s Semarang branch we’re proud to supports exports of wood, yarns, palm oil, as well as imports of wheat, soybeans, cane sugar which are for instance being used by local factories to produce food products,” he added. 


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