April 5, 2018

MacGregor gives Hapag-Lloyd vessels a boost

The MacGregor Cargo Boost service optimises cargo handling systems of container ships to increase their earning potential.
The MacGregor Cargo Boost service optimises cargo handling systems of container ships to increase their earning potential.
MacGregor

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, is improving the cargo carrying capabilities of seven Hapag-Lloyd C-class container vessels.

The work is carried out as a MacGregor Cargo Boost service and involves upgrading and optimising the stowage systems on board Hapag-Lloyd’s vessels.

MacGregor first signed a contract for four of the vessels in December 2017, with three additional vessels added to the tally shortly after in January 2018.

“Every MacGregor Cargo Boost upgrade is unique to ensure that it matches a shipowner’s specific needs,” says Magnus Sjöberg, senior vice president of cargo handling at MacGregor. “However, all are designed to maximise a vessel’s efficiency, deliver a better return on investment for the owner and reduce emissions per transported cargo unit.”

The work done on the Hapag-Lloyd vessels was specifically designed to deliver greater cargo system flexibility and allow for higher stack weights for 40-foot containers.

“We already have three optimised ships back in service and are very satisfied with MacGregor’s performance,” comments Lutz-Michael Dyck, director of technical fleet management at Hapag-Lloyd.

The last one of the vessels is expected to be upgraded in May.

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