Pelindo III Returns to Konecranes
Port automation provider Konecranes has received a repeat order for an automated RTG (ARTG) system from PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Pelindo III) in Indonesia.
The system includes nine automated RTG cranes. It will be delivered to Terminal Petikemas Semarang (TPKS), an operational terminal in Central Java, at the end of 2016.
”Konecranes delivered the cranes and the complete automation system to Indonesia’s first automated terminal, which was recently opened,” sais Janne Eklund, Konecranes’ Sales Manager, Port Cranes.
”The proof from this green field terminal in Lamong Bay, Surabaya, has convinced Pelindo III to proceed with the next phase of TPKS, converting half of the existing manual RTG yard into an automated system with personnel access and horizontal traffic control. Pelindo III appreciates production stability, increased safety, greater productivity and better predictability – all characteristics associated with Konecranes automation.”
After the delivery of this order TPKS will have a total of 20 cabin-less Konecranes ARTGs operating in 10 automated blocks.
Pelindo III’s automated terminal in Lamong Bay, Surabaya, was inaugurated in May 2015. The terminal will have a total of 20 Automated Stacking Cranes (ASCs), 10 Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes and five Straddle Carriers, all from Konecranes.