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Siwertell Trade Press Release

Siwertell wins repeat industry award success with 'Best Ship Loading/Unloading System'



Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has won the prestigious International Bulk Journal (IBJ) Best Ship Loading/Unloading System award for the fifth time. It was presented to the company at the IBJ awards ceremony held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in November 2017.

"IBJ awards are well-respected in the bulk industry and highlight its on-going achievements," says Per Karlsson, President, Siwertell. "To win the Best Ship Loading/Unloading System category, Siwertell has been judged to offer the market the most efficient, safe and innovative dry bulk cargo handling systems. We are enormously proud of our technology and winning this particular award for a second year running shows that we are not alone in recognising our market-leading qualities.

"However, we are in no way complacent," adds Mr Karlsson. "We continue to explore new opportunities and refine and develop our product range to ensure that we maintain a market-leading position and offer the industry the best technology we can deliver."

Siwertell recently answered a market demand with the launch of its high-capacity coal unloader, capable of a continuous rated capacity of over 3,000t/h. The unit can serve bulk carriers of up to 200,000 dwt, some of the largest in existence, quickly, cleanly and safely.

This year Siwertell also introduced a new port-mobile unloader, offering operators a scaled-up version of its road-mobile unloader. It is based on the same proven screw-type technology and delivers a cost-effective, flexible alternative to pneumatic systems with the added benefit of careful cargo handling, making it ideal for grain shipments - although, like all Siwertell unloaders, it can seamlessly switch between cargoes.

Siwertell's innovative approach to dry bulk handling can maximise throughput, increase productivity, raise returns on investment and protect the environment. "They are the total package," notes Mr Karlsson. "Our largest units can withstand a minimum of eight million stress cycles and all our systems are designed for efficient, long-term operation, lowering the total cost of ownership and cost-per-use. Their flexibility also allows operators to benefit from in-built future-proofing, enabling them to respond quickly to emerging market trends."

Several awards from IBJ over the years

The IBJ Awards competition was introduced in 2009 and like last year attracted a record number of entries. In 2009, 2013, 2014 and 2016 Siwertell received the award for the Best Ship Loading/Unloading System. In 2016 it won the award from a joint submission with its customer Peel Ports. In 2011, it won the award for Environmental Protection.

"IBJ is a highly-regarded organisation within the bulk cargo industry," says Emily Brækhus Cueva, Marketing Manager, Siwertell. "Those in positions of responsibility take careful note of the shortlists and winners in categories relevant to their operations. They are also well aware of our regular successes, confirming our consistent performance and providing important industry recognition of our efforts and achievements."

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From left: Sylvia Boer, Head of Communications, Damen Shipyards; Hanna Fors, Project Coordinator, Siwertell; Daniel Frostberg, Service Director, Siwertell; Ray Girvan, Publisher, International Bulk Journal

For further information, please contact:

Emily Brækhus Cueva, Marketing Manager, Siwertell, tel. +46 706 858023

Juha Huovilainen, Sales Director, Siwertell, tel.+46 761 077044

Siwertell ship unloaders and loaders are based on unique screw conveyor technology, in combination with belt conveyors and aeroslides, and can handle virtually any dry bulk cargo, such as alumina, biomass, cement, coal, fertilizers, grain and sulphur. Siwertell's product portfolio includes ship unloaders, mobile ship unloaders, ship loaders, conveying systems and complete bulk terminal solutions, all of which are designed to ensure environmentally-friendly and efficient cargo operations.

Siwertell is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2016 totalled approximately EUR 3.5 billion and it employs over 11,000 people.


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