MacGregor Wins RoRo Equipment Orders

Press Release
Sunday, February 03, 2013
Stern quarter ramp with electric drive: Photo credit MacGregor

Cargotec subsidiary, MacGregor, contracted to deliver electrically-driven RoRo equipment for two new car carriers.

The two RoRo ships are under construction at Shin-Kurushima’s main facility,Onishi Shipyard,in Japan. Each ship will be supplied witha stern ramp, a side ramp, six internal ramps, a ramp cover and hoistable car decks.

“MacGregor electric drives are not new to the shipping industry,” says Magnus Sjöberg, Sales Director for MacGregor RoRo. “They representproven, mainstream technology with a solid history of operational reliability and performance. One of their major advantages is the elimination of hydraulic oil leaks that cause pollution and cargo damage."

“An additional advantage is that they are easy to monitor and service,” explains Mr Sjöberg. “These new vessels will be fitted with a touch-screen monitoring system for the electric drives, which has improved the commissioning process of each of the drive units because of its user-friendly interface and flexibility.”

The monitoring system will provide a continual data stream and equipment status updates.It has been optimised for future developments and is ready for external integration into other ship management safety systems.

The first vessels with all-electrically-driven internal and external RoRo outfits entered service in 2011, including Nissan’s eco-friendly coastal car carrier,Nichioh Maru, which was also delivered by Shin-Kurushima.




 

Maritime Reporter May 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

Shipping Freight Rates Drop Amidst Overcapacity

Shipping freight rates on the world's busiest route, from Asia to Northern Europe, fell by the largest percentage amount since 2008, reflecting wild volatility

Two ASC Kalmar Cranes for DP World Brisbane

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received an order from DP World Australia to deliver two new Kalmar automatic stacking cranes (ASCs) for its semi-automated terminal in Brisbane.

DP World Extends Title Sponsorship Until 2020

Dubai is set to remain at the epicenter of golf on The European Tour for the foreseeable future after global port operator DP World announced today that it will

RoRo

New Ferry Service to Long Island

A new intermodal service for the Tri-State area offers a transportation alternative linking New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut with Long Island.   The new service,

Naval Architects Count the Cost of Ship Design Errors

International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) says recent claims experience demonstrates that naval architects need to be aware of the need to protect against

 
 
Maritime Security Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.3079 sec (3 req/sec)