Automated RTG system

Indonesian state-owned terminal operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Persero), (Pelindo III), has placed an order with Konecranes to deliver an automated RTG (ARTG) system for an undisclosed sum.

The order marks the first commercial use of an ARTG system and includes 11 ARTG cranes, remote operating stations (ROSs) and container yard automation infrastructure, such as intelligent container stack gates.

Pelindo III commercial and business development director Husein Latief said: "Our shipping line customers demand reliable and predictable container handling above all, and the Konecranes ARTG system will enable us to provide this."

"It will also allow us to streamline our internal processes. Konecranes is our equipment supplier for other important container terminal projects in Indonesia, and we see advantages in continuing and deepening our cooperation, not least in service support for our operations."

Pelindo III will extend its Terminal Petikemas Semarang (TPKS) in Semarang, Central Java, as part of the Indonesian Government’s plan for a nationwide freight transport system to improve movement of goods through the country’s vast waterways.

"With the Konecranes ARTG system…Indonesia will be well on the way to realising its freight transportation ambitions."

The Konecranes ARTG system will significantly increase the terminal’s container handling capacity and deliver an uninterrupted and safe container flow. TPKS currently has a capacity of 500,000TEU with nearly 70% of its container traffic consisting of international cargo.

Konecranes Port Cranes sales manager Janne Eklund said: "With the Konecranes ARTG system installed and working at TPKS, Indonesia will be well on the way to realising its freight transportation ambitions."

The Konecranes ARTG system comprises all-electric Konecranes 16-wheel RTGs with active load control and GPS autosteering, ROSs, truck guidance systems, intelligent gates for the container stacks.

Also included are an interface for miscellaneous container yard infrastructure, automation software, such as operating system for ROS, IT architecture with TOS interface, and truconnectremote services for real-time access to Konecranes’ global network of crane experts.

Delivery is scheduled to take place in 2015.


Image: Konecranes’ automated RTG system. Photo: courtesy of Konecranes.