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MacGregor Trade press release

Cargotec wins EUR 13 million worth of MacGregor hatch cover orders from Grieg Shipping

9/2/2010

CARGOTEC CORPORATION, TRADE PRESS RELEASE, 2 SEPTEMBER 2010 AT 10 AM EEST

 

Cargotec has signed a contract to deliver MacGregor hatch covers for six 48,700 dwt open-hatch cargo ships ordered by Norwegian shipowner Grieg Shipping. The ships will be built at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in South Korea. The order is booked into the third quarter 2010 order intake.

 

Hatch covers will be fabricated at Cargotec's partner plant in China and they are planned for delivery 2012 until 2013.

 

This order is an addition to the earlier announced contract for a total of 24 environmentally-friendly variable frequency drive (VFD) MacGregor cargo cranes for the same newbuildings.

 

"The cargo handling design was created in close co-operation with the owner and Cargotec's cranes and dry cargo business lines. The result is a completely new integrated cargo handling equipment arrangement which is more versatile enabling the transportation of a wider range of project cargoes," says Ari Viitanen Cargotec's sales director for dry cargo ships.

 

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Further information:
Ari Viitanen, Sales Director, Dry Cargo tel. +358 2 4121 242
Email: ari.viitanen@cargotec.com

 

or

Heli Malkavaara, Communications Manager, tel. +358 2 4121 252
Email: heli.malkavaara@cargotec.com

 

Notes to editors

Cargotec improves the efficiency of cargo flows on land and at sea - wherever cargo is on the move. Cargotec's daughter brands, Hiab, Kalmar and MacGregor are recognised leaders in cargo and load handling solutions around the world. Cargotec's global network is positioned close to customers and offers extensive services that ensure the continuous, reliable and sustainable performance of equipment. Cargotec's sales totalled EUR 2.6 billion in 2009 and it employs approximately 9,500 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. www.cargotec.com

MacGregor is the global market-leading brand in marine cargo handling and offshore load-handling solutions. Customer-driven MacGregor engineering and service solutions for the maritime transportation industry and the offshore load-handling and naval logistics markets are used onboard merchant ships, offshore support vessels, and in ports and terminals. www.macgregor-group.com