Konecranes stated that the delivery is scheduled for 2014 and 2016. The value of the order is not disclosed, but the company stated it is more than EUR 100M (USD 130M).

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 programme 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," said Prasetyadi, project manager, 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."

Indonesia is a strategically important market for Konecranes, which has been operating in the country for 15 years, the company stated. Tuomas Saastamoinen, director, sales and marketing, said: "We are proud to be the first to deliver an automated container yard in Indonesia. This record order is the result of Konecranes’ strong commitment to enhancing the productivity of our customers, by means of advanced automation, field proven crane technology and local support."

Philippe Richard, Konecranes’ country director in Indonesia, added: "Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago and has fast growing provincial economies, so its ports are crucial to international, regional and domestic trade. With our leading technology in port solutions and a strategic target of increasing our presence in the area, we are very pleased to have won this order."

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