Meratus Line orders four STS cranes for its first terminal, plus six ERTGs
Terex Port Solutions (TPS) is set to expand its presence in the Southeast Asian market as a supplier of ship-to-shore (STS) cranes with the delivery of four units to the Indonesian Meratus Line Group towards the end of 2014.
The cranes, manufactured in Xiamen, China, will operate in Jakarta at Tanjung Priok Port, which will also be supplied with three electrically-fed rubber-tired gantry cranes (ERTGs). In addition to these machines, the order includes another three ERTGs for a different terminal operated by the Meratus Line Group in the Port of Surabaya.
The STS cranes are monobox constructions fitted with a self-propelled trolley. They have a lifting capacity of 45 tonnes under the spreader and a waterside outreach of 42 metres. Meratus Line will operate its new container-handling cranes through its subsidiary, PT. Mitra Sentosa Abadi, which is responsible for terminal business in Tanjung Priok Port. Tanjung Priok is the largest container port in the country and has, in recent years, developed into a hub of both international and domestic cargo handling. Similar growth has occurred in Surabaya, where Meratus Line will operate the terminal through its subsidiary, PT Mitra Dharma Laksana.