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 Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter January 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

Topaz Responder Saves Refugee Migrants

Topaz Energy and Marine has emerged as an unlikely player in the effort to save refugee migrants risking their lives on the sea crossing from Turkey to Greece’s islands in order to reach Europe.

Globus Maritime Reclassifies Board Member

Globus Maritime Limited, a dry bulk shipping company, announced today that when Georgios Karageorgiou, a Class I director of Globus Maritime Limited  resigned on December 28,

VT Halter Delivers ATB Tug to Bouchard

VT Halter Marine, Inc. announced the delivery of the M/V Morton S. Bouchard Jr., the first of the two 6,000 horsepower Twin Screw Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) tugs to Bouchard Transportation Co.

RoRo

APM Terminals Pipavav Receives Maiden RoRo Vessel

APM Terminals Pipavav (Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd), one of western India’s gateway ports,  announced having hosted the maiden call by leading RORO operator Höegh Autoliners vessel – m.

Volumes at Gothenburg Port Spiral

Freight volumes at the Port of Gothenburg for 2015 increased by more than one million tonnes – up from 37.1 million in 2014 to 38.2 million last year. The

Listing Freighter Drifts Towards French Coastline

A crippled cargo ship was drifting slowly towards the French Atlantic coast on Friday as rescue teams struggled to board the distressed vessel. The Modern Express,

Deck Machinery

Inland Vessel Profile: USACE’s Dan Reeves

The newly built M/V Dan Reeves was commissioned in January of 2016 for the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Little Rock District. Built by Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc.

Kalmar to Deliver Straddle Carriers for Maher's NJ Terminal

Kalmar has received a large order for  27 straddle carriers from its long-term customer Maher Terminals LLC in Elizabeth, NJ.   The order has been booked into

Innovative A-Frame Crane for RV Sikuliaq

Recently installed aboard the R/V Sikuliaq was Allied Marine Crane’s innovatively redesigned A-Frame crane, which aims to improve the safety and capability of the marine research industry.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
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: 0.0789 sec (13 req/sec)