Clarke Chapman Licensed To Build And Market Paceco Cranes In The U.K.

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N.E.I. Clarke Chapman Cranes Ltd. of the United Kingdom recently signed a license agreement with Paceco, Inc. of Alameda, Calif., the world's largest designer and builder of container-handling cranes. After operating several months under an ad hoc arrangement, the two companies signed the agreement in Rodley, England, making N.E.I. Clarke Chapman a full licensee for manufacturing and marketing Paceco's line of Portainer, Transtainer, and Shipstainer cranes in the U.K., Channel Islands, Isle of Man, and Cire.

The agreement was signed by J. Roger Baker, managing director of N.E.I. Clarke Chapman, and A.L. Holme, managing direc- tor of Paceco International Ltd., Paceco's European affiliate. The signing was witnessed by C. Jay Dunton, licensee services manager for Paceco, Inc., and Allan Mason, N.E.I. Clarke Chapman's commercial manager. N.E.I. Clarke Chapman Cranes Ltd., an international engineering design, manufacturing, and commissioning firm, recently received its first order for 10 N.E.I./Paceco rubber-tired Transtainer cranes from Felixstowe Dock and Railway Company. One of them has been delivered and is in operation at the Felixstowe Port Terminal.

With a span of 74 feet (22.5 meters), the new Transtainer crane will stack containers four-high and six-wide, leaving room for a truck roadway. The nine other Transtainers on order for Felixstowe are expected to be delivered throughout this year and early 1981.

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