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MacGregor Trade Press Release

Cargotec supplies proven cement handling systems for Malaysian barges



The owner of two 7,000 dwt cement barges chooses MacGregor self-loading/unloading systems because they are simple, well proven, and dust-free

At the end of January Cargotec received an order for MacGregor cement self-loading/unloading systems to be installed on two 7,000 dwt barges being built by Shin Yang Shipyard in Miri, Malaysia. Delivery to Shin Yang Shipping is scheduled for September 2011 and the barges will trade on Malaysian routes between Kuching and Sibu, and between Kuching and Miri. The cargo owner is CMS Cement Sdn Bhd, a cement manufacturer in Sarawak.  

The pneumatic systems will have rated capacities of 300 t/h for loading and 250 t/h for unloading. "Shin Yang Shipping chose this system because it is a simple, well proven concept and it recognises that Cargotec has a solid track record," says Pankaj Thakker, Sales Manager for Cargotec Marine Selfunloaders. "In addition to simplicity and reliability, the system is very environmentally friendly, featuring dust-free operation and low power consumption." 


 Caption: Similar MacGregor self-loading/unloding system onboard 7000 dwt cement barge Pacific Sounder

For further information please contact,

Pankaj Thakker, Sales Manager, Marine Selfunloaders tel. +46 171 232 56


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.

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. 



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