New joint venture SPIL-Toll to provide international end-to-end capabilities

2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineOctober 29, 2018

Dean Jones, regional general manager – South East Asia for Toll‘s global logistics division, with Widarta Liunanda, vice president director PT SPIL.

Indonesian shipping company PT Salam Pacific Indonesia Lines (SPIL) and Toll Group are coming together in a new joint venture to provide an expanded supply chain offering, incorporating contract logistics, international freight forwarding and domestic shipping.

With 130 years of experience in the logistics and supply chain sector, Toll has significant capabilities in contract logistics and international freight forwarding, along with specialised services across mining, energy and remote logistics. This new venture reflects Toll‘s conviction in the strategic importance of the Indonesian market and the commitment to this market opportunity.

“We are delighted to partner with Toll as SPIL‘s extensive local network will now allow our local customers to have extended reach and access to global trade through this joint venture,” said Widarta Liunanda, vice president director of SPIL.

Partnering with a leader in domestic shipping, SPIL Group, the new joint venture will be able to leverage on more than 60 owned vessels, calling at 34 major ports across the Indonesian archipelago. With SPIL as the terminal operator in Jakarta and Surabaya, two of the major ports in Indonesia, its domestic strength will complement the broader forwarding and contract logistics capabilities.

“International customers will have access to a complete logistics offering in Asia Pacific leveraging on our strong freight network,” said Thomas Knudsen, president of Toll‘s global forwarding division. “Conversely, SPIL‘s local customers will be able to tap into Toll‘s international freight forwarding and contract logistics capabilities as they seek to grow their business regionally and globally. This is a win-win situation, and we look forward to providing improved customer experience.”