ADIMDE NEWS 27 MACRO GETS THE BACKING OF DIFFERENT LATIN- AMERICAN SHIPOWNERS MARCO has been chosen by NIRSA and the Marpes- ca Group to supply a range of deck equipment. These recent contracts awarded in Latin-America highlight the consolidation of the com- pany’s commitment with the opening of different offi- ces in Mexico, Ecuador and Peru, in order to offer a “glo- bal service that is close to its customers”. MARCO has supplied a new PB-64 power block to the Marpesca Group, one of Panama’s leading compa- nies, which has again op- ted to work with the com- pany after it supplied the different deck equipment for Marpesca’s Julie L and Tunapesca vessels in 2014. The power block, to be ins- talled on the Pescatún I, will be completely rubberised and will have a power grip for better net hauling. Its exclusive design ensures faster and more direct net hauling, with less wear than when using other methods. In the case of NIRSA, one of Ecuador’s largest shipow- ners, MARCO will supply its WS-425, WS-415 and WS- 486 main purse winches. The new deck-mounted units will allow the existing main winches to be repla- ced by more modern ones. The new models, that are smaller and more compact, improve operating capacity and are easier to operate, thanks to their smaller size. Another of their advantages is that they are driven by two-speed radial piston mo- tors, offering greater versa- tility in manoeuvres. MSC, THE WORLD’S LARGEST PRIVATE SHIPPING COMPANY, CHOOSES EGA MASTER TOOLS MSC, the world’s largest pri- vate shipping company, has awarded EGA Master a one- year contract to be its trusted manufacturer of premium tools for industrial use. A complete one-stop solu- tion that allows logistics and provisioning costs to be re- duced (EGA Master is the only manufacturer in the world that offers 12 ranges of tools), premium quality with unlimited guarantee for all tools, the customiza- tion service at no additional cost oriented to improve the control of the tools and thus reduce the replacement costs for their loss or theft, and the speed of service with levels of availability greater than 98% are some of the reasons for MSC choosing EGA Mas- ter over other brands.