MacGregor to Upgrade MSC Megaships


Cargotec company MacGregor has agreed a deal with leading carrier MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company and Guangzhou Wenchong Dockyard to upgrade cargo systems.

The order, according to a statement, is for six ultra-large container vessels owned and operated by MSC, all of which have a capacity of 16,000 TEU.

With the cargo system solution for these vessels now developed by MacGregor – in conjunction with MSC – the orders have been booked into the former’s Q2 2019 intake. The upgrades are currently scheduled for implementation in 2020.

Byung Kwon Lee explains how ports can prepare for the challenge of mega ships in a recent Port Technology technical paper

Magnus Sjöberg, Senior Vice President, Cargo Handling and RoRo at MacGregor, commented: “The objective was to determine the best solution for the operating profile and to deliver a modern, efficient and environmentally-friendly upgraded cargo system.

Giuseppe Gargiulo, Head of Department, New Building, Dry Dock and Conversions at MSC, also made a statement, committing the shipping company to sustainability goals.

He said: “MacGregor’s Cargo Boost is a good example how we can drive down the energy required to transport each individual container and reduce emissions per transported TEU.”

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