MacGregor, part of Cargotec, will supply loose lashings equipment for twelve 19,200 TEU container vessels under construction in South Korea for a European owner. The equipment is planned for delivery during 2016. The order was booked into first quarter 2016 order intake.
The ultra-large container ships are being built at two shipyards. Six have been contracted to Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) and the remaining six are under construction at Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI).
Both shipyards have experience of MacGregor's expertise and capacity to deliver cargo handling and securing systems to large container ships. In addition to the loose lashing system, MacGregor is also delivering hatch covers and fixed lashing gear to the vessels.
"MacGregor is constantly working to increase the cargo system productivity of large container ships," says Tommi Keskilohko, Director, Customer Solutions at MacGregor. "Adding loose lashings from the same supplier ensures that the lashings are designed to fit the rest of the cargo system in an optimised way and will help the vessels to reach their maximum cargo efficiency, flexibility and safety," adds Mr. Keskilohko.
"MacGregor has pioneered the development and delivery of lashing system solutions for large container vessels," Mr Keskilohko continues. "We are a well-recognised and trusted brand in the container lashing market in providing efficient and safe cargo handling systems to our customers."