Garuda in talks with Gojek to provide logistics support (The Business Times)

Indonesia’s national carrier Garuda and Gojek are in talks for a partnership that will make it easier for the ride-hailing and e-commerce app to move goods to customers within the 17,000 islands of the sprawling archipelago.

Garuda chief executive Ari Askhara told Reuters the talks are in an advanced stage and an agreement is expected to be finalised by the two companies in the next few months.

Mr Askhara said Garuda was developing a new technology relating to e-commerce and logistics. The partnership would enable goods ordered via Gojek’s app in one city in Indonesia to be delivered in another using Garuda’s fleet, he said. The CEO did not provide more details.

Started in 2011 in Jakarta, Gojek has evolved from a ride-hailing service to a one-stop app through which its customers can make online payments and order everything from food, groceries to e-commerce goods.

The Business Times

9 February 2019

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