15 Nov 2021

SINGAPORE/INDONESIA (November 16, 2021) — C.H. Robinson, the world’s most powerful logistics platform, continues to grow its presence in Asia with the opening of three new global forwarding offices in Indonesia. The new offices in Jakarta, Surabaya and Semarang will allow C.H. Robinson to meet increasing demand in the country and the region with it’s full suite of logistics services. 

“Opening these new offices in Indonesia demonstrates C.H. Robinson’s commitment to further build our presence in Asia, to both meet the needs of our customers and to provide strong opportunities for future growth,” said Mike Short, President of Global Forwarding at C.H. Robinson. “Our physical presence will give our customers the confidence to conduct business in the region with our team of experts on the ground to support their requirements.” 

Asia continues to be the world’s fastest growing region for the freight and logistics market. Rapid urbanisation, infrastructure development and the rise of international trade have paved the way for robust supply chain networks. In Indonesia, the large intra-Asia market continues to drive a surge for logistics services across the island group.

“In the past year alone, we have seen a tremendous increase in demand for more efficient delivery and transport systems to support growing logistics needs in Asia. Supply chain demand is at an all-time high, and the addition of these new offices in Indonesia will enable C.H. Robinson to serve our customers’ supply chains more efficiently, building on our strategic plans for continued regional growth,” said Shawn Chen, Vice President, C.H. Robinson Southeast Asia Global Forwarding. “Recently named Best Logistics Service Provider (Air) in Asia, we are furthering our commitment to customers with a greater footprint in Southeast Asia.”

The new offices will be led by Barry Akbar in his new role as General Manager, Indonesia. Barry joined C.H. Robinson in 2020, after spending more than 10 years with APL Logistics as General Manager in Indonesia. Prior to that, he was with Air France and Hammans, based across Europe, North Asia and the Americas. 

“C.H. Robinson recognises the significant opportunity for growth in Indonesia. As a key market within Southeast Asia, it makes sense for us to increase our presence here,” said Barry Akbar. “Through our strategically located offices in the country, the team and I look forward to working closely with our customers to increase their logistics connectivity with our global logistics visibility platform, Navisphere®.”

The Navisphere® platform is C.H. Robinson's single global technology platform. The platform provides end-to-end visibility, consistent business processes, and strategy-driven business intelligence around the world. Navisphere® allows customers to leverage C.H. Robinson's technology investments, gaining access to a centralised network of more than 100,000 supply chain suppliers, without the need to integrate with each provider individually. By having access to all their supply chain information in one centralised location, users can better manage their logistics spend, foster optimisation, and improve supply chain productivity.

About C.H. Robinson

 C.H. Robinson solves logistics problems for companies across the globe and across industries, from the simple to the most complex. With $21 billion in freight under management and 19 million shipments annually, we are one of the world’s largest logistics platforms. Our global suite of services accelerates trade to seamlessly deliver the products and goods that drive the world’s economy. With the combination of our multi-modal transportation management system and expertise, we use our information advantage to deliver smarter solutions for our more than 105,000 customers and 73,000 contract carriers. Our technology is built by and for supply chain experts to bring faster, more meaningful improvements to our customers’ businesses. As a responsible global citizen, we are also proud to contribute millions of dollars to support causes that matter to our company, our Foundation and our employees. For more information, visit chrobinson.com (Nasdaq: CHRW).