DHL Global Forwarding expands in Indonesia

DHL Global Forwarding, the air and sea freight specialist within DHL, today reiterated its long-term commitment to Indonesia’s economic development, especially in the fast-growing energy sector in the eastern parts of resourcerich Indonesia. The company announced the opening of new offices in Makassar this year and in Denpasar in 2012, to strengthen its existing footprint […]


DHL Global Forwarding, the air and sea freight specialist within DHL, today reiterated its long-term commitment to Indonesia’s economic development, especially in the fast-growing energy sector in the eastern parts of resourcerich Indonesia. The company announced the opening of new offices in Makassar this year and in Denpasar in 2012, to strengthen its existing footprint of seven offices in Indonesia as well as a US$3 million airport facility opened at Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in 2006. “Indonesia’s growth has been very consistent in recent years and we see this continuing steadily into the future, driven especially by the energy and natural resources industries,” said Amadou Diallo, CEO, Africa and South Asia Pacific, DHL Global Forwarding. “In 2010 alone, Indonesia’s energy sector alone accounted for 13 per cent of domestic revenue, indicating growing business activity and trade in this area and in turn, a need for world-class transportation services to support this growth. “Our investment in Makassar underscores the key role it plays in the energy and natural resources industry. Much of the industry’s growth is being driven by resourcerich provinces in eastern Indonesia and correspondingly, government investment and development is moving in that direction as well.” The opening of the Makassar office will provide DHL Global Forwarding a gateway to service energy and mining companies operating in Kalimantan, Sulawesi and Irian Jaya. Indonesia’s oil and energy sector has traditionally been a very important industry to the country’s overall economic development. Moving forward, the sector is set to become even more critical as it strives to fulfill Indonesia’s domestic energy demands which are growing at an average of six per cent annually.