Loose lashings

Cargotec subsidiary MacGregor has won an order to provide loose lashings for a European owner’s 12 19,200 twenty foot equivalent unit (teu) container vessels, being constructed in South Korea.

The container ships are built at two shipyards, out of which six are being manufactured by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) and the remaining six by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI).

The order to MacGregor was placed earlier this year and is scheduled to be later in 2016.

“MacGregor is constantly working to increase the cargo system productivity of large container ships.”

The cargo handling system is comprised of hatch covers, lashing bridges, a loose lashing system and container fittings, along with related software and a lifecycle support package.

The solution is comprised of functions, including analytics, services, hardware and lifecycle support, priorly optimised to augment the vessel’s actual cargo carrying capacity.

MacGregor customer solutions director Tommi Keskilohko said: "MacGregor is constantly working to increase the cargo system productivity of large container ships.

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"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."

In addition to the loose lashing equipment, MacGregor will also supply fixed lashing gear to the vessels.

Earlier this week, MacGregor won an order to provide loose lashings for German operator Hapag-Lloyd‘s five new 10,500teu container ships, being constructed in South Korea by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries.

Image: MacGregor to supply loose lashing equipment to twelve container vessels. Photo: courtesy of MacGregor.