Expansion Begins at Kuala Tanjung Port Greenfield Terminal


A greenfield container terminal in Kuala Tanjung Port, North Sumatera, has chosen Konecranes equipment as part of an expansion project.

PT Prima Multi Terminal, a subsidiary of PT Pelabuhan Indonesia I, has ordered an ARTG system, eight ARTG cranes and three Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes of Post Panamax size.

Konecranes has reported that the terminal is prioritizing digitization “right from the beginning”, after highlighting the importance of transparency, scalability, and maintainability and handling containers cost-effectively.

Hosadi Sikumbang, President Director of PT Prima Multi Terminal, said: “We are delighted to collaborate with the world's leading automated container crane supplier and are looking forward to executing the project successfully before starting to serve our customers in a most efficient way at the end of 2018.”

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Indonesia is a strategically important country for Konecranes, which has been operating there for 18 years.

The government of Indonesia is carrying out a nationwide freight transport program to improve the movement of goods through the country’s vast waterways as part of a drive to become a global top ten economy by 2025. 

Janne Eklund, Konecranes Sales Director, Port Cranes, Asia Pacific, said: “We thank PT Prima Multi Terminal for placing their confidence in Konecranes and look forward to being part of their success story.

“The value our customers perceive from our automation system is delivered through elimination of unintended crane movements, reduced energy and maintenance bills, and increased productivity.”

Konecranes, having manufactured straddle carriers at its Competence Center in Würzburg, Germany, since 1968, recently delivered its 3,000th straddle carrier for operation at the MSC PSA European Terminal (MPET) in Antwerp, Belgium.

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