Bahri Line signs contract with Caterpillar to launch new liner service to Jakarta, Indonesia

As part of its business expansion and growth plan, Bahri Line, a new business unit of Bahri Logistics, has extended its line service to Jakarta, Indonesia after signing a contract with Caterpillar, the world’s leading equipment manufacturer construction and mining, off-road diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives.

Marking the launch of the new service, the Bahri Abha RoCon vessel (IMO: 9620944, MMSI 403520001) sailing under the flag of Saudi Arabia recently called the port of Tanjung Priok located north of the capital.

With this new move, Bahri Line will offer direct service from the Mediterranean, Middle East and India to Jakarta, Indonesia. The company will also offer direct service to the United States from the Southeast Asian city. The one-year contract will allow Caterpillar to load its heavy vehicle shipments from Chennai, India to Jakarta onto each Bahri Line ship.

Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Soror Basalom, President of Bahri Logistics, said, “With the launch of the new direct line service to Jakarta through a strategic partnership with Caterpillar, we have taken a big step forward in our efforts to expanding Bahri Line’s network and market presence. The new port call further strengthens our world-leading service connecting the United States, Europe, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and the ‘Far East and demonstrates our commitment to providing the highest quality services to our customers around the world with a vision to become their carrier of choice.

The first of six business units within Bahri, a world leader in logistics and transport, Bahri Logistics is one of the top 10 bulk carriers in the world and ranks among the top 5 in Europe. It owns and operates an impressive fleet of six state-of-the-art multi-purpose vessels on a regular schedule. With more than forty years of experience in maritime logistics, the commercial division combines all modes of transport, including sea, air, rail and road, to provide door-to-door services, express freight and industry-leading logistics.
Source: Bahri Line