Konecranes has secured an order from Indonesian state-owned terminal operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Pelindo III) for an automated RTG (ARTG) system.
The ARTG system consists of nine automated RTG cranes and is intended for Terminal Petikemas Semarang (TPKS), an operational terminal in Central Java.
Konecranes Port Cranes sales manager Janne Eklund said: “Konecranes delivered the cranes and the complete automation system to Indonesia’s first automated terminal, which was recently opened.
“The proof from this greenfield terminal in Lamong Bay, Surabaya, has convinced Pelindo III to proceed with the next phase of TPKS, converting half of the existing manual RTG yard into an automated system with personnel access and horizontal traffic control.”
Delivery of the system is expected to be at the end of next year.
The ARTG system is based on a next-generation automation platform, including fully automated stacking, remote operating stations (ROSs) for truck-handling and the related container yard infrastructure.
With this delivery, TPKS will have a total of 20 cabin-less Konecranes ARTGs operating in ten automated blocks.
Inaugurated in 2005, Pelindo III’s automated terminal in Lamong Bay features a total of 20 automated stacking cranes (ASCs), ten ship-to-shore (STS) cranes, and five straddle carriers.
In June last year, PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Persero), (Pelindo III) ordered an ARTG system from Konecranes.
Delivery under the contract included 11 ARTG cranes, ROSs and container yard automation infrastructure, such as intelligent container stack gates.
Image: The ARTG system is intended for Terminal Petikemas Semarang (TPKS), an operational terminal in Central Java. Photo: courtesy of Konecranes.