“TPS has had a longstanding business and mutually beneficial relationship with Konecranes over the past nine years,” said Sanjay Mehta, vice president – director of TPS. “As a measure of confidence in its technological ability, the emphasis on design leading to fuel economy and the excellent service activities on site, TPS has again chosen Konecranes to realise its target of improving efficiency and its ability to manage increased container handling capacity.”
Konecranes established a service branch office at the TPS terminal in 2001, when it first delivered RTGs to the customer. This order represents a further strengthening of the partnership between the two. According to Konecranes, it also justifies its long-term approach of continuous investment across the region in supply chain, service activities and front-line operations to fuel growth.
The new-generation, fuel-saving RTGs have been designed to take account of future environmental requirements. Konecranes claims their fuel saving system can save up to 40% in fuel consumption by eliminating high-speed idling, while also reducing noise and emissions. The 16-wheel RTGs can stack one over five containers high and seven wide plus a truck lane.
“Indonesia is a strong market for Konecranes port handling equipment – and one that is still developing alongside the country’s general growth,” said Ryan Flynn, director, Konecranes Ports, Northeast and Southeast Asia.