zoom Cargotec’s MacGregor has received an order worth USD 21 million for optimised cargo handling systems for five 10,500 TEU container ships currently under construction at South Korean shipyard Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries for German operator Hapag-Lloyd. The boxships are planned for delivery between October 2016 and May 2017 and will primarily be deployed on South American routes.The optimized MacGregor cargo handling system for each new vessel will comprise hatch covers, lashing bridges, a loose lashing system and container fittings, along with related software and a lifecycle support package.“Cargo system flexibility during loading and unloading operations, in combination with attaining a vessel’s actual payload capacity, is crucial for maximizing a ship’s revenue and long-term profitability,” said Tommi Keskilohko, Director at MacGregor’s Customer Solutions.“Such efficiency can only be achieved when all parts of a cargo system are designed as one integrated element at an early stage of any newbuiding project, before any restrictive decisions have been made.”
The Brock University Department of Music Wind Ensemble will present an evening of captivating melodies Tuesday, Dec. 5 in St. Catharines.Under the baton of conductor Zoltan Kalman, the University Wind Ensemble features the talents of 70 musicians drawn from Brock University, high schools across the region, and the broader music community.On stage at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in Partridge Hall at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, the ensemble will perform a spectacular range of works from the past and present including Kernen’s Latin Mood, Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, Suppe’s Light Cavalry Overture, Alford’s The Purple Carnival, Whitacre’s Ghost Train, Gorb’s Awayday, Kositsky’s Suite Canadienne, Whitacre’s Seal Lullaby and a medley from the musical Frozen, featuring four-year-old Khloe Kalman.The concert also includes musicians Michael Hindrichs, Peter Macdonald, David Pearson and Graham Young from the Hamilton Symphony on the Bay, Patrick Beard from the Niagara Symphony and high school students from three area schools.Tickets for the event are $10 for general admission or $5 through the eyeGo high school program. Free tickets are available to current MIWSFPA students. Tickets are available through the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre Box Office at 905-688-0722, online at firstontariopac.ca, via email at [email protected] or at the door.