Namely, Terminal Petikemas Semarang (TPKS) in Semarang, Central Java, extended the world's first commercially operated fleet of Konecranes Automated Rubber Tyre Gantry (ARTG) cranes with nine new ARTGs.


The new cranes increase TPKS' fleet of ARTG cranes to 20, with the earlier ARTGs already operating with success for over two years. TPKS' fleet is the first ARTG installation in the world to be operated on a wide commercial scale.

The ARTG cranes use a next-generation automation platform, incorporating fully automated stacking in the yard, Remote Operating Stations (ROSs) for truck handling and the necessary container yard infrastructure.

In addition, the automated RTG system is built around Konecranes' 16'wheel RTG, which, according to Konecranes, can maintain the highest level of performance while totally automated or remotely controlled.

Moreover, the Konecranes ARTG system contains 16 wheel ARTG, retrofitted with active load control and autosteering, a remote operating station with an advanced graphical user interface, IT architecture, as well as an intelligent gate, which performs as the traffic control of the ARTG container on the block.