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PIL takes MacGregor Cranes for Dalian newbuilds
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MacGregor Cranes, part of Cargotec, has secured an order from Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co (DSIC) in China for 16 variable frequency drive (VFD) electric cranes. They will be used in four 3,900-TEU container vessels being constructed for Singapore-based Pacific International Lines (PIL), one of DSIC's most loyal clients.

Delivery of the first ship set is planned for the end of October 2013. The other three are scheduled for delivery during the first half of 2014.

"MacGregor electric cranes are the ideal choice for these new ships," maintained Jonas Hägglund, sales manager of MacGregor Cranes. "In comparison to hydraulic equivalents, our VFD cranes offer 30-35 percent less power consumption, which results in lower running costs and lower environmental impact.

Furthermore, MacGregor electric cranes offer excellent container and cargo positioning performance which will shorten the loading/unloading time. They also feature low noise levels, making them an excellent choice in environmentally sensitive areas.

Edited by Zhao Qian and Michael Thai