PT. Visi Globalindo Data Utama predicts that the logistics and warehousing sector will decline by 0.22 point to 9.78% in the third quarter of 2018 if compared to the same period of 2017. Although decreasing, but the percentage is increasing by 0.10% if compared to the second quarter of 2018.
It is believed that along with the awakening of the airline industry and electronic trading industry, the transportation and warehousing sector will continue to grow in the future, after experiencing 8.59% annual growth in the first quarter of 2018 –the highest growth over the past three years.
Some airline companies indeed will add more aircraft armada, along with their flight route expansions. AirAsia, for example, will add three units of Airbus A320 aircraft this year using the operation-leasing scheme. PT. Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk will open three international routes and several domestic routes in 2018. Lion Air Group is ready to take further expansion to some Southeast Asian countries.
Meanwhile, the warehousing sector is also increasing, in line with supply growth. It is a fact that the demand for the warehouse is getting higher and higher, along with the increased activity of import of goods by business players, to meet the increased production.
According to Indonesia Logistic Association or Asosiasi Logistik Indonesia (ALI), the warehouse sector is now growing more and more, in line with the implementation of bonded logistic center or Pusat Logistik Berikat (PLB) in March 2018. In April 2017, the Directorate General of Tax and Customs (Ditjen Bea dan Cukai) already released the PLB Generation-II, by adding eight PLB sectors, from large-scale industry, finished goods industry, e-commerce industry, until commodity exchange. The last year 2017, from PLB Generation-I, there were already 76 PLB operated, owned, and managed by 43 corporate entities. Thus, although it is declining in this third quarter of 2018, the logistic and warehousing sector is believed to give a more positive contribution in the future.