Dimerco commence operations with Indonesia’s first bonded logistics centre

Freight forwarding and logistics management services specialist Dimerco has commenced operations at Indonesia’s ‘first and only’ e-commerce Bonded Logistics Centre (BLC) in Bekasi city, adjacent to Jakarta.

The 10,000+ sq mt bonded warehouse, operated with the support of Dimerco’s local strategic partner PT Uniair Indotama Cargo (Uniair Cargo), is the first-of-its-kind in the region and will provide an integrated, multimodal transport service to customers and deliver significant benefits, including faster e-commerce fulfilment and significant reduction of costs.

The new facility utilises e-commerce+ for rapid clearance and manages domestic deliveries, typically with a lead time of 1-3 days, compared to direct B2C deliveries where standard lead time is up to 14 days.

In a bonded warehouse such as Dimerco’s BLC, B2B2C shipments achieve faster customs clearance and there is no requirement to pay duty and tax in advance, which is a major cash-flow advantage for customers. As such, Dimerco will be able to move goods faster than standard B2C e-commerce operations as they will already be in the BLC warehouse ready for local delivery, while fully automated processes ensure maximum efficiency and keep costs low.

The BLC operation, which ran a soft opening in August 2019, has now a potential throughput of over 150,000 units per day.

Commenting on the new operation, Dimerco Chief Executive Management Jeffrey Shih says, “We are proud to be leading the market in providing best-in-class e-commerce fulfilment services in Indonesia. Dimerco is the only logistics company licensed to handle e-commerce cargo in this region and our vision is to provide a ‘one-stop shop’ solution at this first bonded logistics centre.”

Dimerco has over 30 years’ experience operating in Indonesia and a strategic partner with a domestic network in including over 100 branches and agents, delivering to more than 3,000 districts and destinations.

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