MacGregor, part of Cargotec Corporation, has signed an agreement to collaborate in developing new levels of environmental efficiency for container vessels.
The cargo handling solutions provider has joined a consortium of maritime companies, which is being led by the Dubai-based firm Zaitoun Green Shipping L.L.C. (ZGS).
Each of the seven parties involved in the consortium are aiming to establish a new business model for the container sector, and have been selected as experts in their respective fields.
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As well as ZGS and MacGregor, the consortium includes smart technology leader Wärtsilä, engineering company Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT), and Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD), a leading developer of low-speed two-stroke engines.
Tommi Keskilohko, Director of Customer Innovations and Cargo Handling at MacGregor, said: “The industry has a lot of potential particularly stemming from underperforming systems and processes.
“For this collaboration project, we can offer a great deal of experience stemming from our own commitment to increase the efficiency of cargo handling.
“The MacGregor PlusPartner concept is helping customers to maximise the cargo carrying capacity of containers on board their vessels, which makes assets more profitable and eco-efficient.”