Finnish Shipowner to Test Autonomous Cargo Handling Technology Aboard LNG-Powered Bulk Carriers

Finnish shipowner ESL Shipping is set to begin testing autonomous cargo discharging technology on board two new LNG-powered handysize bulkers that are due for delivery next year. ESL has been jointly developed the technology with cargo handling specialist MacGregor, who will provide the vessels' three electro-hydraulic cranes. The companies say the autonomous discharging … [Read more...]

Seaspan trusts MacGregor for a series of container stowage system upgrades to improve fleet efficiency

Seaspan Corporation, world's leading independent owner, operator and manager of containerships, has placed an order with MacGregor for cargo system update of its eleven 10,000 TEU container vessels. Seven of the ships were returned to Seaspan from the bankrupt South Korean container carrier Hanjin Shipping and four of the ships are in final stage at the shipyard. The work … [Read more...]

Cargotec’s MacGregor Inks Major Contract with DSME

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has signed a major contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd in South Korea to supply a range of Hatlapa deck machinery for ten 172,600m3 liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. MacGregor will deliver electrically-driven deck machinery, windlasses and mooring winches, all optimised for operations in very low temperatures. Delivery … [Read more...]

Watch: MacGregor’s 3-Axis Motion Compensated Crane Aboard the Siem Moxie

If you work in the offshore sector, you know that compensating for the vertical heave motion of a vessel is not a new thing when it comes to crane technology.  While lowering equipment thousands of feet down to the seafloor, heave motion is really the only motion that is a significant factor. For vessels involved with maintaining offshore windfarms however, it's a completely … [Read more...]

MacGregor Gains Deck Machinery Orders for Six Chinese-Built OSVs

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won a series of deck equipment orders from Chinese shipbuilder Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co Ltd. The winches and deck machinery packages will be fitted to six vessels under construction at the yard. Two 100m 300-person accommodation/work barges will each feature eight-point mooring systems, with an 85-tonne line pull/150-tonne brake … [Read more...]