Cargotec as Hatch Cover World Leader
Do you ever wonder where the hatch covers on a cargo ship come from? Probably not, but as a reader of this blog, you might be interested to know that the market leader in this specialty field is none other than MacGregor – sister company to HIAB whose truck cranes are sold by Atlas Polar.
Both MacGregor and HIAB are part of the Cargotec family of companies. MacGregor designs and manufactures marine cranes, lashing systems and hatch covers for the shipping industry. The company has been making hatch covers since 1937 and has built a reputation for anticipating and responding to customer needs with excellent products.
MacGregor hatch covers are known for their durability, weathertightness, and optimized weight/strength ratio. Their products were recently chosen by Samho Shipbuilding for use in six 32,000 dwt bulk carriers. Samho is installing MacGregor’s hydraulically-operated folding weatherdeck hatch covers, along with MacGregor cranes and the CC3000 crane control system.
Torbjorn Dahl, Cargotec’s senior naval architect for bulk ships, noted the significance of this purchase in a company press release: “The crane and the hatch cover outfits are an integral part of the cargo access and handling ability of the vessels, and the MacGregor cargo handling solution offers an efficient and reliable system for the ship owner. The order also demonstrates our ability to deliver conceptual sales that consider the whole operation of a vessel.”
As a seller of HIAB products, Atlas Polar is proud to be part of the Cargotec family and pleased to promote the excellence of all branches of the company.
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