Despite previously being "under-served" by container shipping lines, Indonesia's strengthening economy and transport investment is increasing container shipping activity in the country.
Although Indonesia boasts the largest economy in Southeast Asia, the World Bank ranked the country below the region’s average for trade and transport related infrastructure, such as ports, railroads, roads and IT in 2016. It was also found to be below average for liner connectivity.
With the world’s fifth largest population and as one of the fastest growing economies in the world – over the next five years the IMF predicts that Indonesia will be the third behind China and India in growing its share of world GDP – there is clearly a lot of untapped potential for more direct container services. Rising wealth in emerging markets will eventually dictate that those economies get better transportation links to match their new-found status, so long as it is accompanied by sufficient investment in total supply-chain infrastructure.- Drewry
CMA CGM's first direct container service to Europe in more than a decade includes Tanjung Priok, Jakarta, on a new loop called South East Asia North Europe Service (SEANE). Jakarta was also added to the Columbus Loop when CMA CGM initiated a new Transpacific connection as part of the Ocean Alliance forming in April 2018.