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New Branch Office in Balikpapan, Indonesia

2012-06-06

Jardine Shipping Services opens new office in Balikpapan, Indonesia

Jardine Shipping Services today announced the opening of its 13th office in Indonesia at the seaport city of Balikpapan, located in the East Kalimantan province, to provide port agency services for bulk, tanker and multipurpose vessels.

This is the first time the company is establishing a presence in Balikpapan, renowned for its rich natural resources and where the Balikpapan Coal Terminal, which has a handling throughput capacity of 15 million tonnes per annum, is based. Jardine entered the Indonesian shipping services market in 1995 and has since established itself as a coal specialist at most of the local ports.

“The new venture will enable us to offer our professional services to many more coal mine owners and charterers in Indonesia. Its opening also ties in with our ongoing expansion strategy, to maintain the position of Jardine Shipping Services as one of the major agency players in Indonesia,”said Mr. Ron Godman, Country Manager, Indonesia.

The company’s new office in Balikpapan will be managed by Mr. Imanuel Pessak, who brings with him extensive experience in the ship agency business. Over the past ten years, Mr. Pessak has helped manage the operations of Jardine Shipping Services in Indonesia..

Mr. Eric van der Hoeven, Chief Executive of Jardine Shipping Services, has expressed his support for the new office. “I am looking forward to announcing the launch of even more branches during the course of the year, adding to our network servicing 53 ports throughout the archipelago.”

Jardine Shipping Services’ new office in Balikpapan is located at:

Jl. Jend Sudirman, Komplek Ruko Bandar, Blok B. 34 / RT. 001,
KeL. Klandasan Ulu, Kec.
Balikpapan Selatan.

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About Jardine Shipping Services

As the largest independent port agency operator in the Asia-Pacific region, Jardine Shipping Services handles in excess of 1,000 vessels per month and a different vessel every 45 minutes. It offers a comprehensive range of port agency, liner agency and other shipping-related services catering to mining, oil, gas, container and specialty carriers. Having gained experience in shipping-related businesses during the past 180 years, the Group presently operates more than 55 offices, covering almost 200 ports throughout Asia today. Supported by a 1,300-strong professional staff, it serves a huge, diverse portfolio of clients 24 hours a day, combining global best practice with local expertise. The Group is the Asia-Pacific member of S5 Agency World, a fast-growing global port agency organization. With an extensive network of offices, S5 provides its customers with unparalleled reliability and local expertise for every port in every country worldwide. Jardine Shipping Services takes its responsibilities in respect of Health, Safety, Security and the Environment to the heart of all its activities. Being a member of the Jardine Matheson Group, it also upholds the highest international standards of financially integrity and corporate ethics. Headquartered in Hong Kong, the company has offices in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. For more information, please visit www.jardine-shipping.com.

Jardine Matheson Group was founded as a shipping and trading company in China in 1832. Today it holds interests in companies, many of which are leaders in the fields of engineering, transport services, insurance broking, property investment and development, retailing, restaurants, luxury hotels, motor vehicles and related activities, financial services, heavy equipment, mining and agribusiness. For more information, please visit www.jardines.com

For further information, please contact:
Jardine Shipping Services
Joyce Mak (Tel: +852 2579 3013; Email: joyce.mak@jardine-shipping.com)