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TRUE VALUES
MACS operates with a philosophy that reflects the values of its family ownership. "For

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us, the true value of our business does not lie in the amount of customers we can
service, but rather the quality of the service we can provide to the customers who put
their cargo in our hands, and their trust in us," it says.
The company regards its customers, service providers, partners and staff as part of
its extended family, making their interests and well being its top priority. "Our business is
built on flexibility - this applies both to the cargoes we accommodate, and our willingness to adapt and change as and when our clients and the market demand it," it says.
MACS says adaptability is key in the shipping industry and beyond. "Therefore,
we customize our solutions and service according to our clients' needs, instead of
attempting to redefine their needs in order to make them fit into a predetermined
model," it says.

U.S. politics," Groves says. But, he
notes, that the political climate in
South Africa makes it less of a strong
area for investment.
"We're hoping for some political
change coming up," he says. "Although
Jake Zuma, the president there, has
another year and a half in office, there's
hope of political change in South Africa to spark the economy there."
The economy looks stronger in
South Africa's neighboring countries, Groves adds. "There have been

// MACS has 15 to 20 vessels in the water at
any one time. The company is in the top 10
in the world in multipurpose liner carriers.

projects and increased investments
in Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and
Mozambique, particularly," he says.
Staying Strong
Groves is proud of MACS and how it
has weathered an industry storm over
the past few years. "There has been a
lot of merger and acquisition activity,
but our brand is strong," he says.
The company will maintain that
strength as it concentrates on its
trades. "We have made a big move into
the Transatlantic trade and we'll continue to focus on building that up over
the foreseeable years," he predicts.
Recently, the holding company of
MACS, Vineta GmbH, acquired the
shares of Hugo Stinnes Schiffahrt
GmbH, which has a history of 200
years in shipping and today offers a
liner service from Europe to east coast
Mexico and the U.S. Gulf.
Crescent Towing and Cooper Consolidated Highlights
from MACS' strategic supplier network include Crescent
Towing, the operator of the most powerful z-drive
tugboat fleets on the Mississippi River and in the ports of
Mobile, Ala. and Savannah, Ga., and Cooper Consolidated, the operator of the Lower Mississippi River's
largest barge fleeting footprint and most experienced
midstream bulk stevedore.

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