01/03/2013 - 11:45 am

Konecranes wins record order for container handling equipment


Konecranes has signed an agreement to deliver container handling equipment to Indonesian state-owned terminal operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Persero), also known as Pelindo III. The order comprises 10 ship-to-shore cranes, 20 automated stacking cranes and five straddle carriers. Delivery is scheduled for 2014 and 2016. The value of the order is not disclosed, but is more than €100 million (nearly $131m).

The government of Indonesia has introduced a nationwide freight transport program to improve the movement of goods through the country’s vast waterways.

As part of this program Pelindo III will construct a new terminal called Lamong Bay Terminal in Surabaya, East Java, with a planned inauguration in 2014.

“A safe and uninterrupted container flow in the terminal is our customers’ uncompromised need, just like predictable operational costs are for us,” said Mr. Prasetyadi, project manager, Pelindo III. “Considering these circumstances we feel confident in cooperating with Konecranes aiming to build up business success in Indonesia and more widely in South-East Asia.”

Indonesia is a strategically important market for Konecranes, which has been operating in the country for 15 years. The country and its market are big, and rapidly growing. Konecranes is poised, with its products and services, to be a partner in Indonesia’s drive to become a global top 10 economy by 2025.

“We are proud to be the first to deliver an automated container yard in Indonesia,” said Tuomas Saastamoinen, director, sales and marketing, Konecranes. “This record order is the result of Konecranes’ strong commitment to enhancing the productivity of our customers, by means of advanced automation, field proven crane technology and local support.”

“Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago and has fast growing provincial economies, so its ports are crucial to international, regional and domestic trade,” said Philippe Richard, Konecranes country director in Indonesia. “With our leading technology in port solutions and a strategic target of increasing our presence in the area, we are very pleased to have won this order.”

Konecranes’ Indonesian headquarters are located in Jakarta, and it has branch offices in Makkasar, Surabaya, Batam, Pekanbaru, Medan and Balikpapan.

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