• ITVI.USA
    15,496.720
    85.590
    0.6%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.743
    0.003
    0.1%
  • OTRI.USA
    21.110
    0.000
    0%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,466.390
    90.520
    0.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    3.300
    0.000
    0%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.140
    0.190
    6.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.590
    0.150
    10.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.330
    0.020
    0.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.170
    0.020
    0.9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    4.080
    0.130
    3.3%
  • WAIT.USA
    125.000
    -1.000
    -0.8%
  • ITVI.USA
    15,496.720
    85.590
    0.6%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.743
    0.003
    0.1%
  • OTRI.USA
    21.110
    0.000
    0%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,466.390
    90.520
    0.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    3.300
    0.000
    0%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.140
    0.190
    6.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.590
    0.150
    10.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.330
    0.020
    0.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.170
    0.020
    0.9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
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  • WAIT.USA
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American ShipperShipping

Vanguard expands LCL service in Indonesia

   Non-vessel-operating common carrier Vanguard Logistics Services has started new services from Batam, Indonesia to global destinations.
   Many Indonesian and multinational manufacturers operate on the small island of Batam, which is located 20 kilometers southeast of Singapore.
   All less-than-containerload cargo from Batam is traditionally moved via small barges to Singapore’s Pasir Panjang Breakbulk port. It is then relayed by open truck to Keppel District Park at Tanjong Pagar terminal for consolidation to other worldwide destinations.
   “This previous process was disadvantageous for numerous reasons,” said Jeff Lee regional managing director for Southeast Asia, the Middle East and India at Vanguard, in a statement. “It requires filing of bond paperwork on each individual shipment; ocean freight is charged for each distinct leg separately; freight from Batam to Singapore is billed independently of the rates charged from Singapore to the final destination; and a separate schedule is used from Batam to Singapore that is not connected in advance with the subsequent second-leg schedule to the final destination.”
   Lee said “a comprehensive sailing schedule is now available from Batam to all worldwide destinations with twice weekly departures. Through LCL rates are provided from Batam to worldwide destinations, and the cargo can be tracked via our Website.”

Chris Gillis

Located in the Washington, D.C. area, Chris Gillis primarily reports on regulatory and legislative topics that impact cross-border trade. He joined American Shipper in 1994, shortly after graduating from Mount St. Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, Md., with a degree in international business and economics.

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