MacGregor, a Cargotec subsidiary, has won a contract to provide cargo handling components for two of the world’s first methanol-fuelled pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) which are to be built in China. The vessels, due for delivery during the second half of 2025, are being built by China Merchants Heavy Industry (Jiangsu) Co Ltd for China Merchant Energy Shipping (CMES).
MacGregor will design and supply a range of components including external and internal ramps, covers, electrically operated doors, and liftable car decks. The company will also support the installation process.
MacGregor clinched the order on the basis of several factors, according to a company statement. These included the company’s extensive service network and the proven reliability of its products. In particular, the company’s Soft Flaps, which reduce noise in harbour, and its Ramp Position Indicator proved to be important selling points. The latter enable the ship’s crew to see exactly where the stern ramp will land before operations start.
Magnus Sjöberg, MacGregor’s senior vice president, Merchant Solutions, commented: “As CMES is an important PCTC operator, we are pleased to be part of their new projects for the first time. We will do our best to build trust and cooperation in the future. We also have high appreciation for the very good cooperation with CMHI in many ongoing projects.”