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Students Aim to Improve Stevedore Working Conditions

A Finland-Singapore Maritime Innovation camp was held September 23 to 28 in Singapore, where corporate partners MacGregor and PSA Corporation asked student to find a way to reduce the stress level of stevedores while working on board.The students from Turku School of Economics at the University of Turku, National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore worked on the challenge during an intensive one-week camp, with the team presentations and results announced during the closing gala. MacGregor said the judging panel had a difficult task in selecting the winning team

MacGregor Named Operations VP at DPH/Patriot Rail

 Diversified Port Holdings (DPH)/Patriot Rail, parent company to Seaonus and Portus, announced the promotion of Scott MacGregor to Vice President of Operations. He will have the primary responsibility of overseeing all DPH port operations in Florida.   DPH and Patriot Rail is a combined port and rail logistics company serving international companies throughout the Southeast and Gulf ports and operates multiple short line railroads and rail service companies across the U.S.   MacGregor joined the company in 2006 as a superintendent and rose to a general management position of Seaonus

INTERSCHALT Shuffles Executive Management

of the company’s software business into Navis, part of Cargotec. Based in Oakland, Calif., de la Tour brings with him experience in transforming and growing global software and information businesses.   Twisterling will oversee integration of the INTERSCHALT services division into MacGregor, which is also part of Cargotec, as well as focus on growing the services business for the company.   “Our research indicates that $17 billion is wasted every year due to inefficient processes in the ocean container supply chain,” de la Tour said. “We have an important

Zhengyu Li (Photo: MacGregor)

MacGregor Appoints Li as VP

MacGregor develops operations in China and strengthens its organization by appointing Zhengyu Li (Frank) as Vice President, Head of China as of October 1, 2015. Li drives the development of MacGregor business in the most important market in the marine industry. He will be a member of the MacGregor Group Executive Team and based in Shanghai. Li brings to the role more than 25 years of international business experience, during which he has held various leadership positions in successful global companies like General Electric and Caterpillar in the Asia Pacific region. He joins MacGregor from Caterpill

Zhengyu Li (Frank)

Li to Head MacGregor's China business

MacGregor develops operations in China and strengthens its organisation by appointing Zhengyu Li (Frank) as Vice President, Head of China as of 1 October 2015. Mr Li drives the development of MacGregor business in the most important market in the marine industry. He will be a member of the MacGregor Group Executive Team and based in Shanghai. Mr Li has over 25 years of international business experience, during which he has held various leadership positions in successful global companies like General Electric and Caterpillar in the Asia Pacific region. He joins MacGregor from Caterpillar, where his

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, plans to reduce workforce in MacGregor Uetersen site in Germany Photo Cargotec

MacGregor to Lay Off 100 Staff

  MacGregor, part of Cargotec, plans to reduce workforce in MacGregor Uetersen site in Germany to restructure the operations to the weak market demand. The market situation has deteriorated due to the low oil price and low number of new merchant ship orders. Ensuring competitiveness in the long-term over the current market cycle requires constant development of MacGregor's operations globally. MacGregor is planning to start capacity adjustment measures which are estimated to have an impact on approximately 100 employees at MacGregor Hatlapa GmbH & Co. KG in Uetersen by the end of 2015.

Michel van Roozendaal

Roozendaal to head MacGregor Business Area

  Michel van Roozendaal (M.Sc. Aerospace Engineering; MBA INSEAD, Fontainebleau; b. 1963) has been appointed President of the MacGregor business area. He will be a member of Cargotec's Executive Board and report to President and CEO Mika Vehviläinen. Michel van Roozendaal joins from Ingersoll-Rand where he has been heading the Thermo King Global Marine, Rail and Bus businesses. Prior to this he has held global general management roles with companies such as United Technologies, Danaher, JCI and Honeywell. With over 25 years in technology businesses with exposure to product development

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Cargotec to Sack 220 at MacGregor

 Finnish cargo-handling machinery maker Cargotec announces savings measures in its subsidiary MacGregor to respond to the weakening market situation due to the low oil price and low number of new merchant ship orders.   Cargotec is laying off some 220 employees globally at its MacGregor business. The countries where the impact of the planned measures is estimated to be biggest are Sweden, Singapore and Norway.   "MacGregor is planning to reach savings by reviewing resourcing and making the necessary adjustments with a plan to reduce the use of external workforce and the number

Nick White

MacGregor Appoints 2 New VPs

  MacGregor is presently building its new Global Lifecycle Support organisation to develop and enhance customer service both in the merchant shipping and offshore markets. The installed base of MacGregor's product portfolio of strong MacGregor, Hatlapa, Porsgrunn, Pusnes and Triplex brands is extensive in both markets and MacGregor is strongly focusing on serving its customers well throughout the lifetime of the installations. MacGregor announces appointments of two new Vice Presidents to lead its front line operations and service competence centres globally.   Nick White is appointed as

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MacGregor Appoints Carnall as Sr V.P.

  John Carnall (52) has been appointed Senior Vice President for the Global Lifecycle Support Division in MacGregor, part of Cargotec.   "John Carnall will focus on developing our services and building a world-class service organisation to drive profitable growth. He is an ideal choice for this important position due to his long experience and proven track-record in developing successful and growing service business in several different global environments," says Mika Vehviläinen, President and CEO, Cargotec.   Mr. Carnall joins MacGregor from Danfoss where he has

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