Konecranes has won an order to deliver an automated RTG (ARTG) system to Indonesian state-owned terminal operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Persero) (Pelindo III). This will be the world’s first commercially operational automated RTG system with delivery scheduled for 2015.

The order comprises of 11 ARTG cranes, Remote Operating Stations (ROS) and container yard automation infrastructure such as intelligent container stack gates.

The Government of Indonesia is building a nationwide freight transport system to improve the movement of goods through the country’s vast waterways. As part of this program, Pelindo III will extend its Terminal Petikemas Semarang (TPKS) in Semarang, Central Java.

TPKS, the second-largest container terminal in Pelindo III has a capacity of 500,000 TEU with approximately 70% of its container traffic consisting of international cargo. When fully operational, the Konecranes ARTG crane system will significantly increase the terminal’s container handling capacity in line with the needs of shipping customers.

Janne Eklund, Sales Manager, Port Cranes, Konecranes states that the order is a vote of confidence from Pelindo III in Konecranes’ RTG automation technology and project deliverability. With the Konecranes ARTG system installed and working at TPKS, Indonesia will be well on its way to realising its freight transportation ambitions.

According to Mr Husein Latief, Director, Commercial and Business Development, Pelindo III, their shipping line customers demand reliable and predictable container handling above all, which will be enabled by the Konecranes ARTG system. Konecranes being their equipment supplier for other important container terminal projects in Indonesia, the Indonesian company sees advantages in continuing and deepening the cooperation between the two organisations.

The Konecranes ARTG system will provide TPKS with uninterrupted and safe container flow. Key components of the system include all-electric Konecranes 16-wheel RTGs with Active Load Control and GPS Autosteering; Remote Operating Stations (ROS); Truck guidance systems; Intelligent gates for the container stacks; Interface for miscellaneous container yard infrastructure; Automation software including operating system for ROS, IT architecture with TOS interface; and TRUCONNECT remote services, which give the customer real-time access to Konecranes’ global network of crane experts.