CSL was one of the early pioneers in developing coal transhipment solutions in Indonesia. The Sea Spider transhipped her first coal cargo in 2000 and operated permanently in remote Muara Pantai for 10 years consecutively.
Prevailing operational parameters, mainly very long barging distances, in most areas in Indonesia favour crane-based solutions.
The combination of a long distance and multiple barge loaders necessitates a low-cost barge solution (towed bin wall barges). Based on these parameters, CSL recommended an approach featuring a barge with two high speed cranes, with vertical cargo lift placing the cargo on a shiploader capable of stowing/trimming 100% of OGV cargo.
To interface with barges, CSL designed and constructed the FOTP Derawan, a crane-based floating offshore transhipment platform.