PROVIDER of air, sea and road freight DHL Global Forwarding, has rolled out DHL ASIACONNECT+ in Indonesia. The new less-than-truckload (LTL) scheduled service connects Indonesia to DHL ASIACONNECT, DHL’s road freight network across Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and China.

Vincent Yong, president director, DHL Global Forwarding Indonesia, said, “Businesses moving goods out of Indonesia now have a strong viable alternative to traditional air and ocean freight.

“With DHL ASIACONNECT, we have a robust scheduled road network across Indonesia’s key ASEAN trading markets.”

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Adding Indonesia to the service portfolio gives customers a new option for multimodal freight service, which is up to 35% cheaper and reduces carbon emissions by up to 54% compared to air freight. It is also 65% faster as compared to ocean freight.

According to DHL’s Global Connectedness Index, more than half of Indonesia’s trade flows are regional, with 58% of its exports and 69% of its imports going to and coming from trading partners in Asia Pacific.

With DHL ASIACONNECT+, shipments from various cities in Indonesia, including Bandung, Balikpapan, Semarang and Lampung, containing locally-produced goods, such as textiles, machinery and electronic goods, are consolidated in Jakarta by air or truck before being air freighted to Singapore and transported via road freight to Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Bangkok.

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