Cargotec’s MacGregor, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company and Guangzhou Wenchong Dockyard have signed a contract aiming to upgrade the cargo systems on six 16,000 TEU container ships, which MSC owns and operates.
Namely, the Cargo Boost orders will be booked into MacGregor’s second quarter 2019 order intake and the upgrades will be applied during drydocking in 2020. The parties have also agreed not to reveal any further contractual details.
Commenting on the agreement, Magnus Sjöberg, Senior Vice President, Cargo Handling and RoRo, MacGregor, said that the goal is to determine the best solution for the operating profile and to deliver an efficient and environmentally-friendly upgraded cargo system.
For his side, Giuseppe Gargiulo Head of Department, New Building, Dry Dock and Conversions, MSC, stated that:
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