Lamong Bay Terminal in Indonesia’s Surabaya port was officially opened by President Joko Widodo on 22 May, marking a milestone for the country’s transportation development.
The terminal, which will raise Surabaya’s annual throughput capacity from 1.5 million teu to 3.5 million teu, can accommodate 5,000 teu vessels and is fully automated with Konecranes’ systems.
Operated by Indonesian state-run Pelindo III, the terminal is part of president Widodo’s plan to develop Indonesia into a maritime nation, a strategy that involves building more than 170 seaports.
Konecranes, a Finnish crane-maker, supplied 20 automated stacking cranes, remote operating stations (ROS), and associated container yard infrastructure. Konecranes also provided 10 ship-to-shore cranes and five straddle carriers.
Pelindo III project manager Prasetyadi 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 Southeast Asia.”
Lamong Bay Terminal’s automated container handling system incorporates a host of technological improvements, including stronger redundancy throughout the design and an improved ROS and graphical user interface.
Most importantly, Konecranes’ unique Active Load Control technology is now extended with an advanced machine vision system that detects containers and container profiles with great precision. As the container approaches the target, the container profile becomes more accurate. The system senses neighbouring container stacks from the point of view of the load, and performs canyon driving. The automated container handling process becomes more precise and predictable.