Lamong Bay Terminal in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia was inaugurated recently by the president of Indonesia and a group of officials, a historic moment for Indonesia and an important milestone in the country’s transport development programme, having received its automated container handling system by world leading group for lifting businesses, Konecranes.
Its automated container handling system consists of 20 automated stacking cranes (ASCs), remote operating stations (ROSs), and associated container yard infrastructure.
Konecranes also provided 10 ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and five straddle carriers. Hand-over of the automated container blocks is proceeding smoothly and Konecranes is providing engineering support on-site.
Mr. Prasetyadi, President Director, Terminal Teluk Lamong, said: “Lamong Bay Terminal is the next generation container terminal. Thanks to the reliability, productivity, predictability and safety provided by our Konecranes automated container handling system, we will provide our shipping line customers with uninterrupted, reliable container flow. This will be the key to build up business success in Indonesia and South-East Asia.”
Lamong Bay Terminal’s automated container-handling system incorporates a wide range of technological improvements, including stronger redundancy throughout the design, and an improved remote operating station (ROS) and graphical user interface (GUI).
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Konecranes’ active load control technology is now extended with an advanced machine vision system which detects containers and container profiles with effective precision.
As the container approaches the target, the container profile becomes more accurate. The effects of dust and fog are minimised.
Mastering the building blocks Lamong Bay Terminal’s automated container handling system is designed and built by Konecranes across all of its constituent parts: from the active load control system of the ASCs that eliminates container sway, to the automation technology and software, and up to the GUI of the ROSs.
Commenting on the significance of the project, Tuomas Saastamoinen, Sales and Marketing Director of Port Cranes at Konecranes, said: “There are two areas of importance: one is the geographical element which is that we are basically delivering the inter-crane system to the most modern terminal in Indonesia, and also in the proximity.
“The technology side is additional to the fact that we are delivering ASCs and STSs. We are also delivering and implementing the automation content for the first time for the cranes.”
Pekka Lundmark, CEO and President of Konecranes who attended the inauguration ceremony, concluded: “This is an important day for Konecranes and Indonesia. The future is very bright for Lamong Bay Terminal. I’m confident that it will achieve lasting business success.”