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MacGregor calls for cooperation to drive maritime industry transformation



MacGregor, part of Cargotec, opens the discussion about a new cooperative drive to renew and transform the maritime industry at the SMM exhibition in Hamburg, Germany, during 6 - 9 September, 2016.  

Today's marine and offshore industries are built on decades of experience but, in part, also on far-reaching outdated processes and solutions. "In the segments where we operate, we have identified a lot of unnecessary waste in the form of inefficiencies, outdated practices, damage to cargo and dangerous working conditions for shipboard crew and stevedores. In today's current climate, addressing these issues is more crucial than ever. This is why we are calling for change," says Michel van Roozendaal, President, MacGregor.

MacGregor is committed to optimising the lifetime profitability, efficiency, safety, reliability and environmental sustainability of its customers operations, but understands that this is best done in close cooperation with customers and other stakeholders. During SMM MacGregor will host an exclusive industry renewal discussion to boost the transformation. Step-changes in productivity will be driven by advances in connectivity and digitalisation, along with new business models and new capabilities.

At SMM, MacGregor will have a range of experts available to discuss how it is able to maximise the earning potential of every ship type and will also demonstrate innovative solutions, such as the interactive simulation platform, C-How. It is extremely flexible and can be used as an interactive calculation tool, visualising loading scenarios without any risks.

For more information please contact:
Minna Karhu, Vice President, Communications, MacGregor, tel. +358 20 777 4500

MacGregor shapes the offshore and marine industries by offering world-leading engineering solutions and services with a strong portfolio of MacGregor, Hatlapa, Porsgrunn, Pusnes and Triplex brands. Shipbuilders, owners and operators are able to optimise the lifetime profitability, safety, reliability and environmental sustainability of their operations by working in close cooperation with MacGregor.

MacGregor solutions and services for handling marine cargoes, vessel operations, offshore loads, crude/LNG transfer and offshore mooring are all designed to perform with the sea.

MacGregor is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2015 totalled approximately EUR 3.7 billion and it employs over 11,000 people.


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