Cargotec delivers MacGregor RoRo port and terminal solutions for Scandlines' ferry terminal in Gedser
CARGOTEC CORPORATION, TRADE PRESS RELEASE 7 APRIL 2011 AT 10.00 AM EET
In March Cargotec secured an order to supply MacGregor port and terminal solutions to the Gedser ferry terminal in southern Denmark. The MacGregor port and terminal equipment will be delivered in 2012 to serve Scandlines' new ferry service on the short route between Gedser and Rostock in Germany.
Cargotec is supplying the following MacGregor equipment:
· movable shore ramps to load/unload the upper and lower decks; all wide enough to allow two lanes for trucks
· a passenger gangway - fixed and a movable sections.
· a provisioning tower
· an automooring system
· a storm mooring system (MOOREX type)
"The new ferries have a capacity for 460 cars or 90 trucks, and 1,500 passengers. The disembarkation and embarkation time for the new ferries is to last maximum 15 minutes and thus efficient and reliable MacGregor shore ramps, passenger gangway and mooring solutions are crucial to ensure short port turnaround times. Cargotec's engineering expertise played the key role to win the order, says Per Blad, Sales Manager, RoRo Ships at Cargotec.
For further information please contact,
Per Blad, Sales Manager, RoRo Ships, tel. +46 31 850 718
Heli Malkavaara, Communications Manager, tel. +358 2 4121 252
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 2010 and it employs approximately 10,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV. 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