Konecranes impacts on Indonesian logistics
In March 2015, Konecranes 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 the cranes are in operation, a total of seven Konecranes STS cranes and 16 Konecranes RTG cranes will be in operation at TPS.PT Terminal Petikemas Surabaya (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. The three Konecranes STS cranes on order are high-performance cranes with a lifting capacity of 60t and an outreach of 46m. The cranes will allow TPS to handle bigger vessels after the Surabaya West Access Channel improvement is complete.
Janne Eklund, Konecranes’ sales manager APAC, Port Cranes said, “This order shows that Pelindo III believes in Konecranes’ technology and ability to deliver projects on time. 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.”
Husein Latief, director of technology at Pelindo III, said, “We are deepening our cooperation with Konecranes as our container handling equipment supplier. We continue to see advantages in doing so, including in service support for our operations.” Konecranes has a service contract with PT Terminal Petikemas Surabaya (TPS).