Konecranes (headquartered in Finland) has in March 2015 received an order from PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Persero) in Surabaya for three Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes. The cranes will be delivered to the PT Terminal Petikemas Surabaya (TPS) at the end of 2016. When delivered a total of 7 Konecranes STS cranes and 16 Konecranes RTG cranes will be in operation at TPS.
The three cranes on order are high-performance cranes with a lifting capacity of 60 tons and an outreach of 46 meters. The cranes will allow TPS to handle bigger vessels after the Surabaya West Access Channel improvement is complete.
“This order shows that Pelindo III believes in Konecranes’ technology and ability to deliver projects on time,” says Janne Eklund, Konecranes’ Sales Manager APAC, Port Cranes. “We are currently delivering two large Automated Stacking Crane (ASC) systems to Pelindo III, one to Lamong Bay Terminal in Surabaya with inauguration this May, and another consisting of Automated RTGs to PT Terminal Petikemas Semarang (TPKS) in Central Java.”
Konecranes has a service contract with PT Terminal Petikemas Surabaya (TPS).
TPS is an important gateway to East Java. It has many shipping routes, and belongs to the Pendulum of the Archipelago, a central government project that is interlinking six major Indonesian seaports to form a single main sea corridor in the country. When operational, it is projected that the Pendulum of the Archipelago will cut the cost of domestic logistics by up to half.
Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals. Konecranes provides productivity-enhancing lifting solutions as well as services for lifting equipment and machine tools of all makes. In 2014, Group sales totaled EUR 2,011 million. The Group has 12,000 employees at 600 locations in 48 countries.