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Close co-operation secures selfunloading cement coaster contracts

Press release 10 March, 2009

Japanese company Taiheiyo Engineering has ordered MacGREGOR selfunloading systems to be installed on two coastal cement carriers, guaranteeing high capacity cargo discharging, low power consumption and high reliability

Cargotec MacGREGOR has received an order for two bulk cement selfunloading systems from Taiheiyo Engineering Corporation in Japan. MacGREGOR has unrivalled experience in developing marine cargo handling and offshore load-handling solutions, and is part of Cargotec Corporation, the world's leading provider of cargo handling solutions used in local transportation, terminals, ports, distribution centres, and ships.

The cement selfunloading systems will be installed on each of two cement carriers designed for coastal cement distribution. These will have a loading capacity of 400t/h and a discharging rate of 250t/h. The delivery of the equipment to Japan is in 2010.

Patrik Wil©n, product and sales manager for self-unloading systems says that: MacGREGOR has enjoyed close co-operation with Taiheiyo Engineering Corporation for many years, supplying numerous units of this type of equipment. The key to this success is delivering the proven performance and reliability of MacGREGOR cargo handling systems.

The advantages of using a MacGREGOR system when handling this particular material is its ability to achieve high capacities at a low power consumption with maintained high reliability.


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Caption: Self-unloading equipment for fly ash and calcium carbonate installed in Kakusho Maru in 2007.
Dead weight: 4,500 dwt Rated unloading capacity: 500 t/h Rated loading capacity: 1,000 t/h

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For further information please contact:
Patrik Wil©n, Product and Sales Manager, Self-unloading Systems, MacGREGOR
Tel: 46 171 23200 Fax: 46 171 23299


MacGREGOR Group press office:
Steve Labdon, MacGREGOR Group Media Representative
Tel: +44 (0)20 8370 1740 Fax: +44 (0)20 8364 1331

The MacGREGOR Group

MacGREGOR Group is the global market leader in engineering and service solutions for the maritime transportation and offshore industries. Ship owners, ship and port operators and shipyards in the commercial marine and offshore industries are our customers. Products include hatch covers, cranes, equipment for RoRo ships and ports, and solutions for cargo lashing, bulk handling, offshore load-handling and naval logistics. We also provide worldwide service and support.

MacGREGOR's 2008 net sales totalled EUR 985 million. MacGREGOR employed 2577 people at the end of December 2008. The Group operates in 50 major shipping and shipbuilding countries and its service network consists of approximately 60 service stations. Visit our website at

MacGREGOR is part of Cargotec Corporation, the world's leading provider of cargo handling solutions, which are used in local transportation, terminals, ports, distribution centres, and ships. Cargotec's sales total EUR 3.4 billion and it employs approximately 12,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.

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