Skip to main content

Marlin Booking builds ferry tickets in world's largest archipelago builds business in the largest archipelago country in the world. Startup headquartered in Batam Island, Indonesia, bringing online sea transport ticketing app right from the Strait of Malacca. Co-Founder Marlin Booking, Ali Sadikin, said self check-in machine serves as customer service for boarding pass, white card and dispense tickets.

Tinuku Marlin Booking builds ferry tickets in world's largest archipelago

Marlin Booking said it has set up a machine to replace the role of customer service at the ferry terminal and in the future will be available in hotels and shopping malls. Startup established by Sadikin and Dede Saputra in January 2017 has become the first operator in Indonesia to serve online ship ticketing.

"We are the first application to order online ferry tickets in Indonesia," said Sadikin.

Apps serving ticket purchases are much cheaper and faster than offline purchases in ports that are hard to reach, long lines and complicated procedures. Users download apps via iOS and Android to book sea trips using smartphones every time.

Currently ferry ticket booking time is only 15 minutes for Batam-Singapore and Batam-Malaysia route. Sadikin said the plan in the near future to add routes across the island of Sumatra and within the next two years will reach across Indonesia.

Marlin Booking uses self check-in machine to verify a ticket that will help costumer issue boarding pass, white card and others. This machine is for the first stage only at the ferry terminal, but in the future will be available in hotels and shopping malls.

"Passengers just put the card into the machine for verification. We are pushing conventional ferry systems to transform into online systems," Sadikin said.


Popular posts

Norwegian Coastal Administration prepare Stad Ship Tunnel construction to cut shipping lanes Stad peninsula

Tinuku ~ Norwegian Coastal Administration has begun Stad Ship Tunnel construction as the world's first ship tunnel to navigation bypass at Norway windy sea. A design made 1,700 meters long tunnel through the hills on the Stad peninsula which allows the ship to escape from one of the most dangerous region in the world.

PayPal acquired Sweden's for $2.2 billion

PayPal Holdings Inc. said on Thursday it had agreed to acquire Sweden's for US$2.2 billion. Startup headquartered in Stockholm is one of the most renowned financial technology companies in Europe where the deal will allow PayPal to expand the market globally and will mark the largest acquisitions ever made by a company based in San Jose, California.

iZettle offers a mini credit card device for small businesses that can turn smartphones and tablets into payment registers. The company has been present in 11 countries and offers other services for small businesses including loans. iZettle also has plans to go public.

The deal will also help PayPal provide a more comprehensive suite of services to its merchants, while PayPal that operates in the next 200 countries allows iZettle to accelerate its international expansion including the US. Similar services and major competitors in the US are Square Inc founded by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

Since separating from eBay in 2015, P…

Foxconn unit to raise $4.2 billion IPO in Shanghai

Foxconn unit to collect US$4.2 billion in an IPO on the Shanghai stock exchange. Taiwan's Foxconn Industrial Internet as one of Foxconn's electronics manufacturing giant units that makes cloud services and industrial robot equipment will float 10% of total shares in an initial public offering in China on Thursday aiming to raise 27.1 billion yuan as China's biggest mainland debut for three year.

Taipei-based Foxconn, also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. is the world's largest electronics contract manufacturer, a major supplier of components and assembler products by international brands including Apple and Sony. Foxconn Industrial Internet will launch 1.97 billion new shares at 13.77 yuan per share to raise 27.1 billion yuan (US$4.2 billion).

The IPO will be the largest in mainland China since 2015. Foxconn said it will use the funds raised to improve smart manufacturing, build an internet platform to connect factories, invest in cloud computing and fifth gener…