Konecranes recently signed an agreement to sell container-handling equipment worth more than 100 million euros to Indonesian state-owned terminal operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Pelindo III).
The order comprises 10 ship-to-shore cranes, 20 automated stacking cranes and five straddle carriers for delivery between 2014 and 2016.
The equipment will be used at the Lamong Bay Terminal in Surabaya, East Java terminal being constructed by Pelindo III. The terminal is expected to be inaugurated 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 Pelindo III project manager Prasetyadi. “Considering these circumstances we feel confident in cooperating with Konecranes as we aim to build up business success in Indonesia and more widely in South-East Asia.”
“We are proud to be the first to deliver an automated container yard in Indonesia,” said Konecranes sales and marketing director Tuomas Saastamoinen.
“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 Konecranes Country Director in Indonesia Philippe Richard. “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”.
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