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From physical distribution to logistics service

  • Burhanuddin Abe

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Thu, November 25 2010   /  10:49 am

Today courier and cargo services have become an essential service for most companies.

A recent survey conducted by SWA magazine of 54 companies in various businesses shows that a large number require courier and logistics services.

Out of the companies surveyed 66.67 percent stated that they heavily depended on such services and 18.52 percent said the need was great while only 14.81 percent said the need was moderate.

This indicates that Indonesia is a major market for all manner of delivery services, including courier, cargo as well as logistics. However, foreign companies still dominate this business here.

As stated by the Economy Minister Boediono in Jakarta: “The business is indeed dominated by foreign companies, so local companies have to compete by providing fast delivery as this is important for exporters so that they do not always depend solely on...