MacGregor hatch for eight container vessels

MacGregor has won a hatch cover order with HMD Photo: MacGregor MacGregor has won a hatch cover order with HMD Photo: MacGregor
Industry Database

MacGregor hatch cover sets have been selected as effective cargo handling solutions for eight container vessels being built at a South Korean shipyard.

The order from Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) will see MacGregor to designing and delivering complete hatch cover sets and container fixed fittings for eight 1,800 teu container ships.

"HMD and MacGregor have had a long and fruitful cooperation over many years. Our customer has selected key equipment, such as hatch covers and fixed fittings, from a partner that it trusts for quality and safety," said Magnus Sjöberg, senior vice president, Cargo Handling, MacGregor.

"MacGregor cargo system designs enable HMD to offer competitive feeder ship solutions to their customers."


Mr Sjöberg said that that the hatch cover sets will ensure that the vessels are equipped with efficient, optimised and safe cargo handling systems.

He said that for vessels requiring a relatively small, simple hatch cover systems, stacking hatch covers for weather decks are a good choice.

They are usually all hydraulic in operation and the panels move into stowage or closure positions in a specific sequence.

A set will comprise several panels – each of which is fitted with a towing device that can be connected to move the panels to and from a stacking position by a continuous chain-drive mechanism.

The chain-driven stacking hatch cover system employs the same hoisting principles as the MacGregor piggy-back system.

This order is booked into Cargotec's third quarter 2018 order intake and delivery of the equipment is planned during 2019.


Gloryholder LGM to supply the LNG bunkering system for Damen 6000m3 Bunkering vessel

Gloryholder has been awarded the contract to design and supply the LNG cargo handling and fuel gas s... Read more

DESMI Ocean Guard’s CompactClean Ballast Water Management System Receives US Coast Guard Type Approval

Aalborg, DK, April 17, 2019– DESMI Ocean Guard A/S is pleased to announce that its CompactClean Ball... Read more


DESMI KaziCat is a true Multi-Purpose Catamaran Vessel despite its compact size; just below 24 meter... Read more

DESMI’s Emergency Firefighting Pumps a Navy Favourite

When the UK’s Royal Navy realised that the water pumps for firefighting on a number of its vessels w... Read more

Annual Report 2018 – DESMI A/

Very Satisfactory Result for the Year Read more


SINGAPORE, 28 March 2019: UBM (Seatrade) and the Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF), in collaborati... Read more

View all