Like many websites, Shipa Freight uses cookies to personalize your browsing experience.

Ocean and Air Freight Shipping From India to Indonesia

FCL, LCL and Air freight forwarding: information and online quote

Global Air & Ocean CoverageGlobal Air & Ocean Coverage
24X7 Customer Support24X7 Customer Support
500 Offices in Over 100 Countries500 Offices in Over 100 Countries

India and Indonesia have set themselves a bold bilateral trade target—$50 billion a year by 2025. A recent deal struck to export rice and sugar from India to Indonesia will go a long way to helping reach that target. Your business could also contribute to the growth of trade between the two countries.

To make exporting or importing from India to Indonesia easier, you might want to use the services of a freight forwarder. They can coordinate your shipping and make the whole process less stressful by:

  • Cutting through the complexities of customs clearance rules and regulations
  • Arranging every aspect of your export or import from India to Indonesia
  • Saving your business time by providing expert support, advice, and information

Shipping Ocean Freight From India to Indonesia

Shipa freight shipping from India to indonesia with the flags from both countries

A freight forwarder will almost certainly route your sea freight from India to one of Indonesia’s four main container shipping ports:

  • The port of Jakarta
  • The port of Semarang
  • The port of Surabaya
  • The port of Belawan, Sumatra

There are two ways to send your freight in a shipping container from India to Indonesia—FCL or LCL. FCL gives your business exclusive use of a container for your goods. LCL will require your products to share container space with other items from other shippers. Your freight forwarder should help you decide which is best for your ocean shipping.

Most freight can be shipped in a standard 20ft or 40ft container. But other options are available, including:

Ventilated containers for consignments that need air circulation

  • Tank containers for gases and liquids
  • Open top containers for extra tall cargo
  • Flatback containers for awkwardly shaped freight
  • Refrigerated containers for cargo that needs to be stored at a low temperature

Sending a Less-than-Container-Load (LCL) From India to Indonesia

Sea freight with a total volume of less than 15 cubic meters that weighs under 100kg is often more cost-effectively shipped as LCL. This stands for less-than-container-load and requires your goods to share container space with products from other businesses.

Before booking an LCL shipment, be sure you’re happy for your goods to be shipped alongside other products. And it’s wise to ensure your goods are well packed and protected. That’s because LCL shipping requires consolidation and de-consolidation, logistics processes that will mean frequent touches of your goods by cargo-handling teams.

Full Container Load (FCL) From India to Indonesia

FCL shipping gives you exclusive use of a container for your freight from India to Indonesia. You can seal your container before transporting it to your chosen destination in India. It will remain unopened until it arrives in Indonesia. However, customs officers can open your container if they wish to inspect your goods.

As with LCL shipping, FCL gives you a choice of container sizes: 20ft containers carry 10-11 standard pallets. 40ft containers can accommodate up to 21 standard pallets.

Cargo Ports of Origin in India

Chennai

Port Facts:

  • Located in the Bay of Bengal in Southeastern India
  • One of the ports in India that’s closest to Indonesia
  • Shipping to Jakarta typically takes 16 days by FCL

Owned By: Chennai Port Trust, Ministry of Shipping.

Annual Container Volume: >1.5 million TEUs.

UN/LOCODE: INMAA.

Hazira

Port Facts:

  • A privately-run deepwater sea freight facility
  • Easily reached by road or railroad from Surat, Karjan, Kosamba, and Bharuch
  • A good alternative to the busier port of Mumbai to the south

Owned By: Adani Group.

Annual Container Volume: >300,000 TEUs.

UN/LOCODE: INHZA.

Mundra

Port Facts:

  • A privately-owned cargo hub in Gujarat, Western India
  • One of the world’s 50 busiest container ports
  • Four container terminals are ready to process goods for export or import from India to Indonesia
  • Ideal port if your supply chain moves goods through Bhuj, Mundra, Rajkot, or Pakistan

Owned By: Adani Group.

Annual Container Volume: >4 million TEUs.

UN/LOCODE: INMUN.

Kolkata

Port Facts:

  • A popular river port more than 200km inland from the Bay of Bengal
  • Was India’s third-busiest port for containerized goods in 2018-2019
  • Ideal if your supplier or manufacturer is in Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Bhadrak, or Bangladesh
  • Has 86 wharves and 28 berths where your import or export from India to Indonesia can be loaded onto a cargo vessel

Owned By: Kolkata Port Trust, Ministry of Shipping.

Annual Container Volume: >825,000 TEUs.

UN/LOCODE: INCCU.

Nhava Sheva

Port Facts:

  • Located in Northwestern India
  • Became the first port in India to exceed the 5 million TEUs per year mark in 2019
  • FCL shipping to Jakarta can be completed in just 14 days

Owned By: Government of India.

Annual Container Volume: >5 million TEUs.

UN/LOCODE: INNSA.

Other Ports of Origin in India

Alternatively, your freight forwarder should be able to organize exporting or importing from India to Indonesia from these seaports:

  • Ahmedabad
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Kattupalli
  • Pipavav
  • Haldia
  • Krishnapatnam
  • Tuticorin
  • Mormugao

Cargo Ports of Arrival in Indonesia

Surabaya

Port Facts:

  • This seaport is officially called Tanjung Perak
  • It’s a major hub for inter-island shipping across Indonesia
  • Shipments from Nhava Sheva typically take 17 days by FCL shipping

Owned By: PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II.

Annual Container Volume: >3.8 million TEUs.

UN/LOCODE: IDSUB.

Jakarta

Port Facts:

  • This port serves the Indonesian capital city
  • Over 50% of all containerized goods leaving or entering Indonesia are processed here
  • The port is sometimes referred to by its full name which is Cabang Tanjung Priok
  • The facility features three container terminals and 600,000 square meters of warehousing

Owned By: PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II.

Annual Container Volume: >8 million TEUs.

UN/LOCODE: IDJKT.

Semarang

Port Facts:

  • This is Indonesia’s third-largest port for freight
  • It’s also known as Tanjung Emas
  • The port is just 5km from Tugu Muda city center
  • It’s an ideal port of arrival if your goods need to be delivered to Salatiga, Demak, Kendal, and other areas of Northern Java

Owned By: PT Pelabuhan III Indonesia.

Annual Container Volume: >730,000 TEUs.

UN/LOCODE: IDSRG.

Belawan Sumatra

Port Facts:

  • Located in northwestern Sumatra
  • This port is Indonesia’s busiest for container throughput outside of Java
  • FCL shipping from Nhava Sheva typically takes 15 days
  • FCL shipping from Chennai takes about 18 days

Owned By: Pelni.

Annual Container Volume: >400,000 TEUs.

UN/LOCODE: IDBLW.

Air Freight From India to Indonesia

Air shipping from India to Indonesia can take as little as three days, making it ideal for urgent deliveries. Many businesses also consider sending their goods by air freight if:

  • They have a small consignment of just a few pallets
  • Their goods are delicate, perishable or temperature-sensitive—air cargo typically has fewer touches than ocean freight, so there’s less risk of damage
  • They want the high levels of security offered by airport and airline operators

Learn more about Air Freight on our dedicated page by clicking here.

Airports of Origin in India

Delhi

Airport Facts:

  • This airport is the largest air cargo gateway in South Asia
  • It’s located 16km from New Delhi city center
  • Shipping to Jakarta typically takes five days
  • The airport has a state-of-the-art logistics center and two cargo terminals on its 2,000-hectare site

Indonesia Airports Served: None.

Delhi to Indonesia Cargo-Only Operators: None.

IATA Code: DEL.

Chennai

Airport Facts:

  • Located in Meenambakkam, 21km from Chennai city center
  • Its export facilities cover over 16,300 square meters
  • Shipments to Jakarta can be completed in as little as three days
  • Features specialist perishable goods facilities—ideal if you are sending fruit, vegetables, plants, or flowers to Indonesia

Indonesia Airports Served: Jakarta, Denpasar Bali.

Chennai to Indonesia Cargo-Only Operators: None.

IATA Code: MAA.

Ahmedabad

Airport Facts:

  • This facility is officially called Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
  • It’s located in Northwestern India, close to the border with Pakistan
  • No direct flights operate to Indonesia, so freight forwarders will use indirect services

Indonesia Airports Served: None.

Ahmedabad to Indonesia Cargo-Only Operators: None.

IATA Code: AMD.

Mumbai

Airport Facts:

  • An airport in Western India with dedicated perishable and fragile cargo-handling facilities
  • Processes about 900,000 tonnes of air cargo every year
  • It’s the closest major air cargo facility to Pune, Nashik, and Mumbai city.
  • Shipping to Surabaya can be completed in three days and to Jakarta in five days via indirect flights

Indonesia Airports Served: None.

Mumbai to Indonesia Cargo-Only Operators: None.

IATA Code: BOM.

Kolkata

Airport Facts:

  • Kolkata Airport’s full name is Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport
  • Located in Dum Dum, West Bengal
  • It’s the largest air-freight facility in North East India.
  • Won the award for ‘Best Improved Airport in the Asia/Pacific Region’ in 2015

Indonesia Airports Served: None.

Kolkata to Indonesia Cargo-Only Operators: None.

IATA Code: CCU.

Other Airports of Origin in India

Your goods bound for Indonesia can also be flown from the following airports in India:

  • Bangalore
  • Cochin
  • Hyderabad
  • Coimbatore

Airports of Arrival in Indonesia

Jakarta

Airport Facts:

  • Serves the Indonesian capital city which is 20km southeast of the airport
  • The airport’s full name is Soekarno Hatta International Airport (often shortened to SHIA)
  • Shipments from India can be completed in three-to-five days
  • The air cargo hub recently expanded its flight-handling capabilities with the opening of a new, third runway in late 2019

Connected Airports in India: Chennai.

India to Jakarta Cargo-Only Operators: None.

IATA Code: CGK.

Surabaya

Airport Facts:

  • This is Indonesia’s third-busiest air freight center
  • It’s situated 12km from the city of Surabaya in Eastern Java
  • Cargo teams handle 120,000 tonnes of freight annually
  • Shipments from Mumbai can be completed in three days
  • Shipments from Chennai can be completed in eight days

Connected Airports in India: None.

India to Surabaya Cargo-Only Operators: None.

IATA Code: SUB.

Denpasar Bali

Airport Facts:

  • The airport’s full name is Ngurah Rai International Airport
  • It’s Indonesia’s second-busiest air freight hub
  • International shippers benefit from easy onward distribution of goods from here to Jimbaran, Bali city center, and Kuta

Connected Airports in India: Chennai.

India to Denpasar Bali Cargo-Only Operators: None.

IATA Code: DPS.

Customs Clearance in India and Indonesia

Export stamp on customs invoice to represent teh fact that Shipa Freight will do the Custom Clearance for you

International ocean and air shipping from India to Indonesia can seem complicated with so many regulations to follow and papers to complete. To give you a helping hand, we’ve listed the documents your consignment will require to obtain export customs clearance in India, and import clearance in Indonesia.

Please note that you may need to submit other documents with your consignment, in addition to the following six items, which are essential in every case:

  • Commercial Invoice
  • Certificate of Origin
  • Packing List
  • Letter of Credit or other payment terms (the specific requirements will depend on the terms of the deal negotiated between the two contractors)
  • Airway bill for air shipping (Shipa Freight will provide this)
  • Bill of Lading for ocean shipping (Shipa Freight will provide this) Samples of these documents have been collated for easy reference on this page.

How Long Does Ocean and Air Shipping From India to Indonesia Take?

Air shipping between India and Indonesia can be completed in as little as three days—from Mumbai to Surabaya or Chennai to Jakarta, for example. Ocean shipping is a slower process, typically taking between 14 and 31 days.

How Long Does It Take to Ship Cargo by Sea From India to Indonesia?

See below for examples of the time typically taken to ship freight in a container from India to Indonesia:

  • Chennai to Jakarta – 16 days FCL
  • Nhava Sheva to Jakarta – 16 days FCL, 23 days LCL
  • Nhava Sheva to Belawan, Sumatra – 16 days FCL
  • Nhava Sheva or Mundra to Surabaya – 17 days FCL
  • Chennai to Surabaya or Belawan, Sumatra – 18 days FCL
  • Kolkata to Jakarta - 22 days FCL
  • Krishnapatnam to Surabaya - 18 days FCL
  • Cochin to Jakarta - 15 days FCL
  • Mundra to Jakarta - 18 days FCL
  • Pipavav to Semarang, Surabaya, Jakarta, or Belawan, Sumatra - 31 days FCL

How Long to Ship Cargo by Air From India to Indonesia?

Air shipping is ideal for urgent deliveries of smaller consignments of freight from India to Indonesia. Here are some examples of typical shipping durations:

  • Mumbai to Jakarta – 6 days
  • Chennai or Bangalore to Jakarta – 3 days
  • Chennai or Delhi to Surabaya – 8 days
  • Delhi to Jakarta – 5 days
  • Mumbai to Surabaya – 3 days
  • Ahmedabad to Jakarta - 7 days
  • Ahmedabad to Surabaya - 5 days

What’s The Cost of Shipping Cargo From India to Indonesia?

Every consignment is different. So every quote a freight forwarder provides for shipping from India to Indonesia will be different too. The price you are quoted will depend on the following variables:

  • The type of goods being shipped
  • Whether you choose an ocean or air carrier for your shipping
  • The weight, dimensions, and volume of your consignment
  • If you require door-to-door, port-to-port, port-to-door or door-to-port deliveries

Not sure if air or ocean shipping is best for your business? Here are some questions you might be asking: Q: What if my goods weigh less than 100kg? A: Air shipping will often be just as economical as ocean shipping.

Q: What if my delivery is urgent? A: Air shipping is the quickest way to ship freight from India to Indonesia.

Q: What if my goods weigh more than 100kg? A: Air shipping is expensive for heavier consignments, so ocean shipping can often be more cost-effective.

Q: What if my goods weigh less than 35kg? A: Shipa Freight does not quote for consignments that weigh less than 35kg. You should try a parcel carrier or courier service.

6 Reasons to Choose Shipa Freight for Cargo From India to Indonesia

  1. Our online platform makes international shipping easier than ever.
  2. Getting quotes and booking shipments is simple.
  3. You can track your shipment from your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.
  4. The complexities of customs clearance are explained simply and clearly.
  5. Experts working at our parent company Agility Logistics provide outstanding customer support and information.
  6. We can arrange and coordinate door-to-door, port-to-door, door-to-port or port-to-port deliveries from India to Indonesia.

“With Shipa Freight, I could do everything from quotation to booking with just a click”.

Follow us and be up to date on shipping News!

Facebook

Twitter

LinkedIn

Get instant global freight rates