Konecranes wins record EUR 100 million order

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Indonesian state-owned terminal operator Pelindo III has signed Konecranes up to deliver container handling equipment worth more than EUR 100 million ($126.6 million).

 Konecranes wins record EUR 100 million order
Indonesian state-owned terminal operator Pelindo III will construct a new terminal in Surabaya, East Java, with a planned inauguration in 2014.

The order comprises ten Ship-to-Shore cranes, 20 Automated Stacking Cranes and 5 Straddle Carriers.

Konecranes says the government of Indonesia has introduced a nationwide freight transport program to improve the movement of goods through the country's vast waterways.

As part of this program the Pelindo III will construct a new terminal in Surabaya, East Java, with a planned inauguration in 2014.

"Lamong Bay Terminal will allow the safe and uninterrupted container flow which is our customers' uncompromised need," says Pelindo III Project Manager Mr Prasetyad.

"In the same way, predictable operational costs are an uncompromised need for us," he says.

"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."

Indonesia is a strategically important market for Konecranes, which has been operating in the country for 15 years.

The country and its market are big and rapidly growing.

Konecranes' Indonesian headquarters is located in Jakarta, and it has branch offices in Makkasar, Surabaya, Batam, Pekanbaru, Medan and Balikpapan.

Konecranes provides service to almost 300 Indonesian customers from different customer segments such as paper, steel, mining and ports. Konecranes product offering for the area also includes industrial cranes of different sizes and lift trucks.

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

Delivery is scheduled for 2014 and 2016.

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