Stena Line maintenance contract renewal

21 Dec 2016
‘Stena Germanica’ was one of the first vessels to be covered by a MacGregor Onboard Care agreement

‘Stena Germanica’ was one of the first vessels to be covered by a MacGregor Onboard Care agreement

Swedish ferry operator Stena Line has renewed its planned maintenance agreement with MacGregor, part of Cargotec.

Stena Line has held MacGregor Onboard Care (MOC) agreements since 2008 and its latest contract takes the number of RoRo vessels covered to 39.

John Carnall Senior Vice President, Global Lifecycle Support, MacGregor, said: "Our preventative and planned service products, such as MOCs, make it easier to schedule services; they guarantee that parts are in place and they are very cost-effective for the customer. They take a lot of the stress out of managing the huge service requirements for large fleets.”

Stena's renewed MOC agreements require MacGregor to coordinate complex resource requirements in several countries ensure that key equipment - from MacGregor and a range of other manufacturers - on board the vessels is maintained in good order at the optimum time, minimising the risk of downtime.

Remedial measures can be used to rectify a problem with minimal impact on availability. The agreement covers annual inspections, condition surveys, spare parts stock inventories and basic equipment adjustments.

The contract covers ferries serving operations for Stena Line Scandinavia AB, Stena Line BV and Northern Marine Ferries Ltd; sailing on 22 routes in the Baltic Sea, North Sea, the English Channel and the Irish Sea.

Each MOC agreement is tailored to meet the needs of individual operators. MacGregor is in the process of developing a new service agreement concept that will simplify service commitments for customers even further which will be available early next year.

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