Macgregor Enters Into Agreement With MSC To Upgrade Cargo System
A contract has been signed between Cargotec`s MacGregor, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company and Guangzhou Wenchong Dockyard for the upgrading of the cargo systems on 6 x 16,000 TEU containerships which are owned and operated by MSC. Into MacGregor`s second quarter 2019 these Cargo Boost orders will be booked while the order intake and the upgrades will be implemented during drydocking in 2020. It has been agreed by the parties to not to disclose any further contractual details.
The cargo system solution for these vessels has been defined and developed together by MacGregor and MSC. “The objective was to determine the best solution for the operating profile and to deliver a modern, efficient and environmentally-friendly upgraded cargo system,” says Magnus Sjöberg, Senior Vice President, Cargo Handling and RoRo, MacGregor.
MSC is committed to promoting a sustainable business model that goes far beyond a “business as usual” approach, pertaining its roots and core family values. “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,” says Giuseppe Gargiulo Head of Department, New Building, Dry Dock and Conversions, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company.