Freight transport company Dimerco has started operations at the first and only e-commerce bonded logistics centre (PLB e-commerce) in Indonesia, operated by local partner PT Uniair Indotama Cargo (Uniair Cargo).
Covering more than 10,000 square metres, the bonded warehouse will provide an integrated, multimodal transport service, including faster e-commerce fulfilment and reduced costs. Operated by Indonesian forwarder Uniair Cargo, the bonded logistics centre, which ran a soft opening in August 2019, has now a potential throughput of over 150,000 units per day.
The new facility utilises Dimerco’s e-commerce platform for rapid clearance and manages domestic deliveries in Indonesia, 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, Dimerco explained, 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.
This allows the forwarder to move goods faster than standard B2C e-commerce operations with goods already in the BLC warehouse ready for local delivery. Fully automated processes, meanwhile, ensure maximum efficiency and keep costs low.
“We are proud to be leading the market in providing best-in-class eCommerce fulfilment services in Indonesia,” said Dimerco chief executive Jeffrey Shih. “Dimerco is the only logistics company licensed to handle eCommerce cargo in this region and our vision is to provide a ‘one-stop shop’ solution at this first bonded logistics center,” he added.
The infographic below shows how the PLB e-commerce works: