Dependable Global Express (DGX), an international freight forwarder and logistics provider, is expanding its Asian operations with a new, full service facility in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta.
The new facility will handle ocean imports and exports both for container loads and break-bulk shipping. Through its air division, Dependable AirCargo Express (DAX), the forwarder will move air freight in all weight breaks.
DGX’s new Indonesian office, its 10th owned and operated facility in Asia and the South Pacific, is managed by Melcher Klink, a veteran cargo executive with extensive experience in Asian trade and commerce.
In announcing the new facility, Brad Dechter, President of DGX, stated, “while Indonesia does not receive the same attention as many countries on the Asian continent, the island nation has one of the fastest growing economies in that part of the world. We believe there is substantial ocean and air business to be generated by DGX and DAX with our own, full time professional staffs.”
Dechter compared his company’s control of operations in Indonesia to the common practice of American forwarders who use independent agents or franchisees for their Asian business. “Neither independent agents nor franchisees have particular loyalty to any one company,” commented Dechter. “In contrast, our people work full time only for DGX and DAX,” he emphasized.
The logistics executive noted that “Indonesia is a remarkable country. As a nation comprised of hundreds of islands, Indonesia has forged a common economic and political consensus. After flirting with socialism after its independence from the Dutch, capitalism has taken firm root in Indonesia. It has been spurred on by a government who encourages a free market economy. The nation is humming with commerce and industry. DGX expects rapid expansion of our newest facility.”
Dechter said the opening of the new office in Indonesia “is the latest step in our strategy of planned growth in Asia. The new Indonesia facility complements our existing owned and operated offices in China, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and the Islands of American Samoa and Tonga with a soon to be opened facility in the Philippines.”
The Jakarta facility now is being linked to GDX’ worldwide facilities via its advanced IT system for tracking and retrieval of ocean and air shipments.