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Lion Air to build Indonesia's largest cargo airport in Lebak Lion Air, Indonesia's largest privately owned airlines, plans to build a cargo airport in Lebak, Banten province, which will be bigger than the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, the companys CEO, Rusdi Kirana, stated here on Friday.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 28 November 2014 19:21 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Transport minister urges development of Cilamaya port Transportation Minister Ignasius Jonan said that Cilamaya seaport in Karawang, West Java, should be developed to accelerate the shipment of cargo from industrial areas in the district.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 26 November 2014 23:38 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta begins towing illegally parked vehicles The Jakarta provincial administration on Monday has initiated to tow and impose fines for illegally parked vehicles on the citys streets.

Posted in General @ 08 September 2014 21:49 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Ministry: 'Jakarta monorail project must go on' The transportation ministry said the Jakarta monorail project must continue to be built to help solve the capital citys transportation problem. "The monorail project under the PT Jakarta Monorail (JM) must be continued," Director for Traffic and Transportation Affairs of the Ministry of Transportation Hanggoro Budi Wiryawan said in a written statement here on Saturday.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 10 May 2014 21:57 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


60 Thailand fishermen to be deported from Aceh At least 60 fishermen from Thailand, have reportedly been arrested in the West Aceh waters, Aceh province and will be deported after the trial over illegal fishing.

Posted in Crime @ 14 April 2014 20:36 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Cargo ship sinks after hitting motor vessel Cargo ship Journey sank after hitting MV Lambelu at the port of Tanjung Perak of Surabaya, East Java in early Tuesday. "The incident occurred at 02.25 local time and an hour later the cargo vessel sank," a port officer Marzuki said.

Posted in Accidents @ 01 April 2014 10:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


LAPAN ready to develop pioneer aircraft The National Aeronautics and Aviation Agency (LAPAN) plans this year to develop pioneer N219 aircraft, thereby spearheading the development of the national aviation industry, noted a minister.

Posted in Economy @ 07 February 2014 21:46 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


18 killed in traffic accident in Probolinggo At least 18 people were killed and 14 were injured following a collision between a trailer truck and a cargo truck in Tongas sub-district, Probolinggo, East Java on Saturday evening.

Posted in Accidents @ 28 December 2013 22:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian Air Force holds static show in Biak The national air defense command of the Indonesian Air Force (TNI AU) in Biak Numfor District, Papua Province, held a static air defense exhibition at the Manuhua airbase on Sunday.

Posted in Military @ 23 June 2013 20:18 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Central Bank: 'Indonesia loses two islands due to rupiah absence' Bank Indonesia Deputy Governor Ronald Waas said due to a rupiah absence two Indonesian islands namely Sipadan and Ligitan have gone.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 05 June 2013 20:04 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Two vessels caught red handed in illegal transaction Two tankers flying Indonesian flag have been caught red handed by a customs and excise sea patrol when the tankers allegedly committing illegal transfer of cargo in the Riau Island Provincial waters.

Posted in Crime @ 30 January 2013 23:57 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


PTDI-Airbus military strengthen business partnership Indonesian aircraft manufacturer PTDI and Airbus Military have strengthened their business partnership through a variety of joint production programs that include long-term agreements between the two companies.

Posted in Economy @ 19 December 2012 15:31 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Singapore bad weather forces four planes to land in Batam At least four airplanes failed to land in Singapore Changi airport due to bad weather and had to be diverted to Batam`s Hang Nadim airport, Indonesia on Sunday morning (Nov 25), Batam airport spokesman said. The four planes landed in the Hang Nadim airport at "adjacent" time, according to the Batam administration public relations officer, Dwi Djoko Wiwoho here on Sunday.

Posted in Weather @ 25 November 2012 20:55 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta to face severe traffic jams by 2014, says official The Indonesian Ministry of Public Works has warned that Jakarta will face severe traffic congestion by 2014 due to the growing number of vehicles that exceed road capacity.

Posted in General @ 13 September 2012 22:08 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia needs 4,000 pilots for ASEAN Open Sky Indonesia needs 4,000 pilots, 7,500 technicians, and 1,000 air traffic controllers to be ready for ASEAN Open Sky 2015 and ASEAN Single Aviation Market (ASAM) 2020.

Posted in Travel @ 27 June 2012 12:15 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


SAR: 60 victims of sunken vessel still missing Sixty passengers from the MV Putri Ayu, which capsized on its way from Ambon to Namrolle in the eastern Indonesian province of Maluku on Sunday, are still missing, chief of the Ambon Search and Rescue office, Doddy Haryanto, said.

Posted in Accidents @ 20 June 2012 17:06 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesian police looking for drug smuggling ship Indonesian police are looking for a cargo vessel that was used by an international narcotic drug syndicate to smuggle crystal methamphetamine into the country through Ujung Genteng, a coastal village in Sukabumi, West Java, on Friday (Jan 20) morning.

Posted in Drugs @ 23 January 2012 09:42 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Stranded fishermen in Antarctica days away from rescue The crew of a stricken Russian fishing vessel which is stranded in Antarctica and is taking on water is at least four to five days away from being rescued, rescue officials said on Friday. The ship is carrying crew members from Russia, Indonesia and Ukraine.

Posted in Accidents @ 16 December 2011 01:32 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Better compensation for Indonesia airline passengers Indonesian airlines are now being compelled by the government to bring compensation paid to disappointed passengers and in the event of catastrophic events more into line with international airline practice.

Posted in Travel @ 27 August 2011 06:45 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Garuda employees stealing alcohol from Garuda galleys According to Kompas.com, the police precinct at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport have busted a syndicate stealing alcoholic beverages from the business class galleys of Garuda Indonesia aircraft transiting Bali.

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 29 July 2011 08:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia kills four Somali pirates during rescue operation Indonesia on Monday announced that four Somali pirates were killed during an operation that freed 20 sailors, the Jakarta Globe reported.

Posted in General @ 02 May 2011 16:20 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia FM: first time negotiating with Somali pirates Indonesia's Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa on Thursday said the government had never negotiated with Somali pirates, which are currently holding hostage 22 Indonesian sailors after hijacking their ship last month.

Posted in Crime @ 22 April 2011 00:15 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia sends troops to free hostages from Somali pirates Indonesia's National Defense Forces (TNI) on Friday announced that it had deployed troops to rescue the 20 nationals that were captured by Somali pirates last month.

Posted in Military @ 16 April 2011 01:13 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia prepares rescue operation against Somali pirates Indonesia's National Defense Forces (TNI) on Thursday announced that it is prepared to deploy security forces to rescue the 22 nationals captured by Somali pirates last month if negotiations remain unsuccessful.

Posted in Military @ 14 April 2011 14:12 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Somali pirates hijack Indonesian bulk carrier with 20 crew members Somali pirates on Wednesday hijacked an Indonesian-flagged bulk carrier with 20 crew members on board, the European Union Naval Force - Somalia (EUNAVFOR) confirmed on Thursday.

Posted in Crime @ 17 March 2011 13:12 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Malaysia arrests Indonesian pirates after attacking tanker The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) on Wednesday was able to prevent a pirate attack on a cargo vessel off the southern coast of Malaysia, officials said Thursday.

Posted in General @ 10 March 2011 14:45 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali police thwart people smuggling effort News Agency Antara reports that the Bali police successfully thwarted an effort to smuggle more than 50 people originating from the Middle East to Australia via Bali and Madura. "The were 52 immigrants from the Middle East who we taken into custody near Kubu, Karangasem on Saturday night, February 20th," said the director of the Bali Water Police, Agus Doeta Supranggono.

Posted in Human rights @ 28 February 2011 03:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Hundreds of drivers stuck in 12km traffic jam to seaport Hundreds of frustrated truck drivers have been stranded for several days on the road to the Indonesian port city of Merak, the Jakarta Globe reported Sunday.

Posted in General @ 27 February 2011 21:30 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


At least 113 dead after tsunami hits Mentawai Islands Navy ships packed with medicine and food and rescuers in helicopters headed to remote Indonesian islands on Tuesday that were pounded by a 3-meter tsunami, sweeping away villages and killing at least 113 people.

Posted in Earthquake @ 27 October 2010 10:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Obama cancels visit to Indonesia - again U.S. President Barack Obama has canceled, for the second time, a planned visit to the Asia Pacific that included a stop in Bali in mid-June. Citing the "on-going environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico," White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said: "President Obama spoke tonight with Prime Minister Rudd of Australia, and with President Yudhoyono.

Posted in Politics @ 06 June 2010 03:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


List of ATM machines used in scam Kompas.com quotes the national police spokesman, Inspector General Edward Aritonang, asking all banking customers in Indonesia to exercise caution when performing transactions at ATM machine. Bank customers are advised to be suspicious of anyone observing their transaction from close range.

Posted in Crime @ 07 February 2010 06:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


43 kilograms of marijuana seized at Medan airport The customs at the international airport of Polonia near Medan have seized some 43 kilograms of marijuana that was about to be smuggled into the country via the city in North Sumatra. The head of the narcotics brigade at the airport, Jukiman Situmorang, confirmed the big catch. He added that the marijuana was detected when it went through the x-ray machine at the airport.

Posted in Drugs @ 25 November 2009 01:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bringing passengers to Padang big business Because there are still many passengers heading for the quake-struck city of Padang in West Sumatra, Mandala has added extra flights from and to the city until the end of the month to accommodate all passengers. Extra flights will be organized between Jakarta - Padang and Batam - Padang. In total some 9.710 chairs will be added with Airbus 320 and Airbus 319 planes.

Posted in Travel @ 12 October 2009 01:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Cargo train derails near Lawang in East Java A cargo train has derailed in the area of Lawang in the Malang regency in East Java province. A number of trains were delayed and services to and from the city of Surabaya were disrupted as well. At least four trains departing from Malang and Surabaya stations were delayed while the derailed train was cleared from the track by the Indonesian state-owned railway company.

Posted in Accidents @ 23 September 2009 12:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Garuda charged with price-fixing in Australia Garuda Indonesia has been charged by the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) for conspiring to fix air cargo prices. The lawsuit alleges that Garuda and other carriers of colluding to fix fuel and security surcharges in Indonesia and Hong Kong between 2001 and 2006.

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 08 September 2009 11:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


New Suramadu bridge built to last a century The newly built Suramadu bridge between the city of Surabaya on the island of Java and the island of Madura is expected to last a century. The lifespan is mainly based on the volume of traffic that will use the bridge. According to the head of the executing body for the Suramadu bridge, Akhmad Ghofar Ismail, the bridge is able to accept an incredible increase in volume of traffic. Furthermore a twin bridge can always be built if needed.

Posted in General @ 09 June 2009 07:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Cargo officials suspected of smuggling sea shells 16 boxes about to be boarded on a departing Qantas flight were intercepted by local authorities who found thousands of rare shells hidden among local handicrafts and textiles. Authorities estimate the value of the protected sea shells to be in the hundreds of millions of Rupiahs.

Posted in Environment @ 05 October 2008 07:23 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Malaysian marine police seize smuggled cigarettes from Indonesia The Malaysian marine police has seized some 110.000 packets of cigarettes which are believed to be smuggled to the country from Indonesia. The catch was made after a 15-minute high-speed sea chase, according to an official on Sunday. The contraband, with a value of some 200.000 euro, was seized after the smugglers made an attempt to escape in their cargo boat after they were ordered to stop for a routing inspection by patrolling marine personnel last Friday night.

Posted in General @ 07 September 2008 05:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Sumatran train accident claims eight lives At least eight people were killed and 60 others injured, 27 seriously, after two carriages of a passenger train collided with each other in Sumatra. Antara newsagency quotes Mawardi, head of Lampung Province's state-run railway company as saying the accident occurred in the provincial capital Bandarlampung.

Posted in Accidents @ 17 August 2008 02:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bird flu; situation in Indonesia, update 28 A 19 year-old Indonesian man has died of bird flu, putting total death to 112 in the country, Director General of Communicable Disease Control at the health ministry Nyoman Kandun said on Sunday. The man working for cargo died last week at Tanggerang town in the outskirts of Jakarta, the director said.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 04 August 2008 02:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Four airlines seeking traffic rights to Indonesia Four foreign airlines have declared their interest in commencing scheduled flight services to Indonesia: Shanghai Airlines (China), China Eastern (China), Aeroflot (Russia) and Mohan Air (Iran). A Director General of Civil Aviation, Tri S. Sunoko, confirmed to Bisnis Indonesia that his office has received formal applications for traffic rights in Indonesia by the afore mentioned airlines.

Posted in General @ 02 August 2008 09:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


14 die in Indonesia in suspected alcohol poisoning Fourteen people working for cargo ship, including some Thai citizens, have died after drinking mix-drink suspected to contain alcohol, Indonesian national police spokesman Sulistyo Ishak said here Tuesday. The incident happened at a party on Sunday night in Merauke of Papua province in easternmost of Indonesia, the spokesman said.

Posted in General @ 30 July 2008 02:49 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


117 minibuses seized by Bandung police As much as 117 minibuses used for travel services, but with a normal black license plate, have been seized by the Traffic Police of the city of Bandung. "Some of the 'travel' are said to violate the regulations. They should have yellow license plates because black ones may only be used for rental services. The owners are several travel agents which should not use these plates," said Herukoco, the head of the Traffic Police in Bandung earlier today.

Posted in General @ 18 July 2008 09:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Eightteen dead in military plane crash Evacuation was underway for the 18 bodies, including three foreigners, from an Indonesian military plane that crashed in the West Java jungle, officials and local media reports said Saturday. But foggy weather and steep terrain in the Mount Salak area were hampering the joint rescue teams comprised of hundreds of military and police officers and local residents, officials said.

Posted in Accidents @ 28 June 2008 11:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Cargo hall owned by Kereta Api burns down completely A cargo hall which was owned by PT Kereta Api Indonesia (PT KAI) at Jalan Halim in the city of Medan, northern Sumatra, has burned down. The fire spread fast and destroyed the long building which is normally used as a place to spend time and to do sports completely. To put out the fire, nine fire trucks from the local government in Medan were rushed to the scene. The hot raging fire was hard to put out, and within a very short time the cargo hall burned down completely.

Posted in Accidents @ 05 January 2008 14:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Piece of plane found on Jakarta airport runway Workers found a piece of a wing from a passenger jet on the runway at Indonesia's main airport and investigators are trying to determine which plane it fell from, officials said Wednesday. The three-meter piece of wing was found Tuesday at Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta international airport, said Yurlis Hasibuan, a senior air transportation official.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 05 December 2007 15:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Garuda Indonesia to add four Boeing jets Garuda Indonesia plans to add four Boeing 737-400 aircraft to its fleet in January, according to Bisnis Indonesia on Monday, which cited a company executive. "We are ready to bring in four B737-400 airplanes in January 2008 while waiting for the arrivals of the Boeing 737-800NGs," quoted the newspaper.

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 08 October 2007 14:56 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


ASEAN agrees to liberalize its skies The 10-member countries comprising the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have agreed to liberalize air traffic rights between the 10 ASEAN capital cities commencing in 2008.

Posted in General @ 08 May 2007 06:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Freighter Marta capsizes in Kangean Island waters The freighter ship M.V. Marta carrying thousands of sacks of cement on board, had reportedly capsized in waters near Sekala Island, in the Kangean island group, off the coast of Madura earlier today.

Posted in Accidents @ 07 May 2007 11:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Trigana Air Fokker 27 skidds of runway after tire breaks A Fokker 27 plane from Trigana Air made an emergency landing at the end of the runway of the airport in Wamena, in the district of Jayawijaya in Papua. The accident occurred at eight o'clock in the morning after one of it's tires broke out.

Posted in Accidents @ 19 April 2007 06:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


More bodies found from Indonesia ferry mishap Search teams have located 10 more bodies from an Indonesian ferry that sank in rough seas off Java Island late last month, but more than 300 people remained unaccounted for, a rescue official said Wednesday. Lieutenant Priyono, an official at the National Search and Rescue Agency in Surabaya, capital of East Java province, told DPA that the evacuation process for the bodies spotted is still underway by two Indonesian Navy ships.

Posted in Accidents @ 18 January 2007 08:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia ferry raft drifted 500 kilometers A cargo ship rescued 14 survivors of a ferry sinking some 500 kilometers from where the craft went down in Indonesia more than a week ago. The BBC reported Monday that the survivors were spotted in a raft off Java nine days after the ferry with 600 people aboard foundered. Officials said they survived on emergency rations and rainwater; however they were described as weak and dehydrated.

Posted in Accidents @ 09 January 2007 02:35 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


All rescued after ferry sinks near Bali Indonesian search and rescue teams have found all 11 passengers and crew from a ferry which sank off the resort island of Bali, reports said Monday. Nine were rescued by a passing cargo ship on Monday after they were found floating in their lifejackets in the Java sea, AFP reported citing ElShinta radio. Two others had managed to make it to Pantai Bukti beach on the northeast of Bali on Sunday.

Posted in Accidents @ 01 January 2007 09:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt rushes relief to flood-ravaged Aceh Indonesia rushed tents, food and other emergency aid to flood-ravaged parts of Sumatra island on Monday while the United Nations pledged US$2 million (€1.5 million) for survivors. Soldiers loaded the aid into a military cargo plane in the capital, Jakarta.

Posted in Flooding @ 25 December 2006 08:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Yemen: 'Explosives shipment seized in Indonesia authorized' Yemeni authorities said Saturday that a shipment of explosives seized earlier this week in Indonesia was legal and had been heading to a private oil company drilling in Yemen. Indonesian troops on Wednesday found detonators and 63 tons of explosive powder on a Chinese ship after it broke down in the Malacca Strait. Indonesian police said that they were investigating the cache, and stated the shipment appeared to by heading to Yemen.

Posted in General @ 12 November 2006 02:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Anarchy reigns in West Lombok Back to Lombok after almost two years - my last visit to this beautiful and quiet island east of the messy Bali dates back to January 2005 - I noticed that certain things had changed, and too bad not only for the good of the island. It has nothing to do with increased tourist numbers to the island or the fact that big positive points are to be awarded.

Posted in Culture @ 05 November 2006 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 5 reactions


Indonesia to drop water bombs to douse forest fires Indonesia will drop water bombs and try to induce rain via cloud seeding next week in a bid to douse forest fires blanketing parts of Southeast Asia with choking smoke, officials said on Friday. Welfare Minister Aburizal Bakrie said water bombs, each containing between 1,000 and 3,000 litres, would be dropped from military cargo planes in fire-ravaged areas on Sumatra and Borneo islands.

Posted in Forest fires @ 25 August 2006 16:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


US boosts contribution to Indonesia The United States has again upped its contribution for assistance to victims of this weekend's devastating earthquake in Indonesia, allocating $5 million in emergency aid, the White House said Tuesday. The Bush administration initially announced $500,000 in aid after the quake struck early Saturday, and by the end of the day had increased that amount to $2.5 million.

Posted in Earthquake @ 30 May 2006 17:13 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Supplies arrive in Javanese quake zone Emergency aid began arriving Monday in areas devastated by a 6.3-magnitude earthquake in Indonesia, but officials said the supplies were not reaching survivors quickly enough as victims pleaded for money on debris-filled roads to buy food. An aid plane chartered by the U.N.'s children agency arrived in the city of Solo, about three hours from the hardest-hit district of Bantul on Java island. It was loaded with water, tents, stoves and cooking sets that officials said would be distributed later Monday.

Posted in Earthquake @ 29 May 2006 10:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


A handful of tickets, 3 Whether it's in Bali, Sulawesi or Java, you will get tickets for everything, everywhere. Most of them end up in the trash can - or on the street for that matter - right away, but some of them are worth while keeping as a memory to places you have ever been. Maybe it's not important to remember whether you have been there, but maybe it's more important when you were there.

Posted in Travel @ 30 April 2006 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Cardig acquires Mandala Airlines from military Cargo transporter Cardig International has owned 100 percent of Indonesia's cash-strapped carrier Mandala Airlines under a purchase agreement earlier this month, an executive said Monday. Mandala president Diono Nurjadin told reporters here the negotiation began in September last year, several days after a Mandala plane crashed near an airport in the North Sumatra capital of Medan, killing 149 passengers and people on the ground.

Posted in Economy @ 20 April 2006 07:20 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two die, three hurt in Medan train crash Two train workers died and three others were injured when cargo trains carrying palm oil crashed Friday morning in Fortuna village in Perbaungan district, Serdang Bedagai regency. A witness, Surya, said a Dolok Hilir 2901 train hit a 2911 train from behind at 5:30 a.m., turning the cars upside down and spilling their cargo.

Posted in Accidents @ 15 April 2006 18:28 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia plane seller insists on cash, not barter The managing director of the Indonesian aircraft firm involved in a sale to Thailand has directly contradicted Thai government claims it will take 300,000 tonnes of Thai rice for the sale - and insists the deal will involve cash.

Posted in Economy @ 22 December 2005 07:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia raises February crude imports to 6.18M barrels Indonesia's state-owned oil and gas company Pertamina (PTM.YY) has sharply raised crude imports for February from January due to lower domestic crude supply, said a company official Friday. The company bought a total of 6.18 million barrels of crude via a tender, he said, adding that the volume is sharply higher from its purchase for January of 3.45 million bbls.

Posted in Economy @ 16 December 2005 07:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Singapore's Valuair to start flights to Surabaya Valuair Ltd., a Singapore-based low-fare carrier, said it will start offering daily flights to Surabaya from the island state to meet rising travel demand between the two countries. Valuair will fly Airbus SAS A320 aircraft for the new services starting Oct. 23 with fares from S$199 ($118) for a round trip ticket, the airline said today in an e-mailed statement.

Posted in Economy @ 21 October 2005 15:43 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Navy apprehends overloaded barge Navy patrol ship KRI Kakap-811 has apprehended a tugboat Putra Taliabu and a barge Nelly 22 for carrying 5,000 cubic meters of white teak wood without the proper documentation, a Navy official said on Saturday. The tugboat and the barge were apprehended -- along with their cargo, captain and crew of 11 -- in Sulawesi waters, near Selayar Strait in South Sulawesi, on Thursday evening and were then taken to the Navy port in Makassar. The case will be submitted to the South Sulawesi Forestry Office for further investigation.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 17 October 2005 18:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 17 reactions


Subsidy cut to fuel the fire In the wake of a two-month "mini crisis" that saw the rupiah hit a four-year low of 11,750 per dollar on August 30, Jakarta has finally announced an imminent and substantial reduction in fuel subsidies. The exact date and the level of cuts have yet to be announced, though there is widespread speculation over both. Vice President Jusuf Kalla has said fuel prices may rise as early as October 1 while National Development Planning Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati has said an increase in November would be too late to help reduce subsidies to the level of Rp89.2 trillion. She said fuel prices might increase by at least 50% in October.

Posted in General @ 27 September 2005 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


UN warns many more dead in Indonesia The chaotic operation to help Indonesia's tsunami survivors stalled after a plane crash blocked the relief effort's main airport, as the UN warned there could be tens of thousands of new deaths. Even as hundreds of workers backed by helicopters descended on Aceh province on Sumatra island, the area worst-hit, the UN's aid coordination chief said the full horror of the death and ruin had yet to be realized.

Posted in Earthquake @ 05 January 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia gives up counting its dead Indonesia has given up on trying to count the exact number of dead from Sunday's Indian Ocean tsunami so it can get on with the task of burying tens of thousands of disaster victims whose corpses lay rotting on the devastated island of Sumatra. As the sun set on Asia for the last time this year, millions were homeless, many of them with no clean water to drink and little or no food.

Posted in Earthquake @ 01 January 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to import Russian diesel fuel State oil and gas company PT Pertamina will import diesel fuel from Russia as part of a three-year long term contract, a top company official said on Tuesday. "The import of Russian diesel fuel can save up Rp 1 trillion (US$109 million) per year as the price is cheaper," president director Widya Purnama said.

Posted in Economy @ 26 October 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Oil spill from Singaporean ship threatens Riau islands A Singaporean vessel carrying 200 tonnes of oil waste which sank last week off Indonesia's Riau islands has begun to spill its cargo, threatening fishing grounds, officials said Wednesday. The ship went down on July 25 as it tried to dock at a town in the Karimun region of the island chain close to Singapore, but the extent of the pollution was not known, said environment ministry spokesman Sudaryono.

Posted in Environment @ 05 August 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


He has established direct air links with Singapore and is negotiating similar links with Malaysia. And now, the Sultan of Yogyakarta province in central Java wants to change the value system of his bureaucrats to make them more entrepreneurial and understand the needs of foreign investors.

Posted in Travel @ 30 May 2004 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bus, railway stations crammed as holiday nears With just three full days before the kick off of Idul Fitri celebrations on Nov. 25, thousands of migrants living in Jakarta began to overstretch the limits of the airport, seaports, bus terminals and train stations, not to mention the main highways leading out of town to Central Java and East Java, as they rushed to get back to their hometowns in time for the holidays.

Posted in Ramadan @ 21 November 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Lebaran transportation team to alter traffic routes The Lebaran Transportation Team 2003, decided that on November 21, 2003, or minus 4 days (4 days before Idul Fitri), all means of public passenger and cargo transportation from the East to Pantura (northern coastal route) in W.Java, will have to use the southern route.

Posted in Ramadan @ 06 November 2003 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Boat sinks off Ambon; upto 65 die Some 70 people were feared to have drowned after an overloaded boat carrying more than 200 passengers sank in eastern Indonesia, officials said yesterday. The Masohi Star went down on Sunday night after travelling just 500 metres from the shore of Ambon Island, said Lieutenant-Colonel Marten Luther Djari, an adviser to the provincial governor.

Posted in Accidents @ 05 November 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Armed with an M-16 machine gun, Sergeant Juwono was—literally—cornering the market. The Indonesian soldier stood along a main road in war-torn Aceh province selling bumper stickers commemorating the country’s upcoming Aug. 17 Independence Day. He stopped every car driving north and gave a simple but effective sales pitch: buy a sticker or else.

Posted in Military @ 26 August 2002 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Borneo crash survivor found Police on the Indonesian island of Borneo say a survivor has been found from last week's crash of a cargo plane in a remote part of the jungle-covered territory. "A man was found by local people on Monday. Villagers confirm he was a survivor of the plane crash," the Associated Press quoted Herman Ismail, chief of police in the town of Tarakan, as saying. Wreckage from the Britten-Norman plane was spotted last Wednesday morning by American missionaries flying above the remote East Kalimantan province. A search mission by a military rescue team from Jakarta and volunteers found no survivors, and it was presumed all eight passengers and two crew had died in the crash.

Posted in Accidents @ 23 July 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Six Indonesian warships to patrol Selat Malaka SIX Indonesian warships are now patrolling the Malacca Straits following the recent release of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Annual Piracy Report, which found they are still the most dangerous waters in the world. Navy spokesman First Adm Franky Kayhatu said a fleet of 26 ships and 10 aircraft were conducting daily patrols throughout the nation's waters, including in the piracy-prone zone.

Posted in Politics @ 04 March 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Cirebon train crash kills 41, injures 62 At least 41 people were killed and another 62 were injured after an incoming passenger train rammed into a locomotive in the railway station here early on Sunday. "The accident occurred because the train entered the station without waiting for our signal," head of Cirebon station Bijak Filsadjati told The Jakarta Post in his office.

Posted in Accidents @ 03 September 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


270 refugee feared dead as ship sinks A boat carrying at least 270 refugees fleeing sectarian violence in Tobelo, Halmahera island in North Maluku, is believed to have sunk somewhere in the Sahu waters off the northern tip of Sulawesi. There was no immediate information on survivors or confirmation of the exact condition of the overloaded ferry.

Posted in General @ 30 June 2000 09:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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