MSC Orders Upgrade of 31 Vessels
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has commissioned engineering services and solutions company MacGregor, part of Cargotec, to optimise the container carrying capabilities of 31 vessels.
MSC’s order will improve the stowage limits of ships from six different series and strengthen its position as the second largest container shipping company by vessel capacity.
The order marks another step in what MacGregor has characterised as “a long and cooperative relationship”.
Deliveries are planned for completion towards the end of 2018.
Leif Byström, Senior Vice President, Cargo Handling, MacGregor, said: "Container vessels are an integral part of the whole transportation value chain, maximising their cargo system flexibility makes optimum use of available cargo space with any given cargo mix.
"Filling empty slots increases revenue for shipowners and operators and reduces emissions per transported cargo unit."
Atte Virta, Naval Architect, Cargo Handling, MacGregor, commented: "Over the years we have developed a close collaboration and a good understanding of MSC's cargo handling needs.
"Through this work, together we have identified new ways to increase MSC's cargo carrying capacity and competitiveness; critical in today's challenging shipping market.
"Each cargo system upgrade has been carefully designed with MSC.
“The vessel type and their service deployment have been considered in detail.”
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