RBS TOPX-Advance: automation case study



Harry Nguyen, Founder and CEO, Realtime Business Solutions (RBS)


In 2006 the government of Indonesia introduced a nationwide freight transport program to improve the movement of goods through the country’s vast waterways. As part of this program a new terminal called Teluk Lamong Terminal in Surabaya, East Java, was constructed in 2014.

In 2013, Teluk Lamong assigned Realtime Business Solutions (RBS) to deliver a terminal operating system for strategic planning and equipment execution within the terminal – the TOPX Advance system was utilised. In the same year, Konecranes signed an agreement to deliver container handling equipment to Teluk Lamong. The order comprised 10 Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes, 20 Automated Stacking Cranes (ASCs) and 5 Straddle Carriers (SCs).

Since then, RBS and Konecranes have been working together closely to develop a solution for the automated operations in Teluk Lamong. The design has an adapted end loading E – ASC concept, in which the terminal is separated between waterside (WS) and landside (LS) operations; thereby enabling the use of automated vehicles on the WS. This horizontal transport system serving ASC container yards consists of 2 separate logistic loops:

• LS transport: moving containers from the terminal truck gate to ASCs and vice versa
• WS transport: moving containers from quay cranes to ASCs and vice versa
• The benefits have been studied and…

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