Marco has supplied new equipment for fishing vessels in Taiwan and China as the company continues to expand into the Asian market.
A Powerdavit SK-230 purse seine davit has been shipped to be fitted to Taiwanese purse seiner Jih Yu No. 568, owned by the Jih Yu Fishery Co Ltd. This davit is of a kind already used by customers such as Dongwon but is new to the Taiwanese market.
According to Marco, this davit results in less cable wear than other davits. The cable running perpendicular to the winch provides for longer lifetimes for all parts involved in the process. It is also safer because the cable is guided at both ends and in the middle. In addition it makes for lighter work for the ring operator.
Marco is also supplying and installing two cranes on deep-sea fishing vessel Jin Hui 68, owned by the Chinese company Shanghai Kaichuang Marine International Co., Ltd (SKMIC or SKFC).
The first of their kind installed by Marco in China, these deck cranes are adapted for the marine environment and feature devices to maximise operator safety.
These operate via a connection to the vessel’s hydraulic power unit. One of these 2500kg/10 metre reach cranes will be mounted at the stern and the other forward. This will ensure safe, accurate lifting on board the vessel and in cargo handling operations in port, because they also feature two-way 360° continuous rotation and can be remotely controlled.
A further key feature of these cranes is that they are articulated and telescopic. The telescopic part enables the cranes’ reaches to be extended to 10 metres and at the same time makes them highly compact when stowed, taking less space on board. The cranes are expected to be shipped and installed in April.
Shanghai Kaichuang Marine International is China’s second biggest fishing company, and owns Spanish canning firm Albo.