Crystal Chan/09 April 2015

Finnish crane manufacturer Konecranes said it has received orders for three ship-to-shore cranes from PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Persero) in Surabaya, Indonesia. 

The cranes will be delivered to PT Terminal Petikemas Surabaya (TPS) by the end of 2016. 

When the cranes are in operation, seven Konecranes STS cranes and 16 Konecranes rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes would be operating in the terminal. 

TPS is an important gateway to East Java, serving many shipping routes, and belongs to Pendulum Nusantara, a central government project that is interlinking six major Indonesian seaports to form a single main sea corridor in the country. It is projected that Pendulum Nusantara 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 60 tonnes and an outreach of 46 m. The cranes will allow the Surabaya terminal 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," said Janne Eklund, Konecranes' Asia-Pacific sales manager. 

"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."