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Konecranes secures record US$130m order

Konecranes secures record US$130m order

The government of Indonesia has introduced a nationwide freight transport programme to improve the movement of goods through the country’s vast waterways. As part of this, Pelindo III will construct a new terminal called Lamong Bay Terminal in Surabaya, East Java, with a planned inauguration in 2014.

“A safe and uninterrupted container flow in the terminal is our customers’ uncompromised need, just like predictable operational costs are for us,” stresses Mr Prasetyadi, the project manager at Pelindo III. “Considering these circumstances we feel confident in cooperating with Konecranes aiming to build up business success in Indonesia and more widely in South-East Asia.”

With its large and rapidly growing market Indonesia is a strategically important for the equipment manufacturer. Operating in the country for 15 years, Konecranes says it is poised, with its products and services, to be a partner in Indonesia’s drive to become a global top ten economy by 2025.

“Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago and has fast growing provincial economies, so its ports are crucial to international, regional and domestic trade,” says Philippe Richard, Konecranes’ country director in Indonesia.

This new order for equipment includes the latest in crane productivity technology.