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MacGregor gets repeat order for PCTC RoRo equipment

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MacGregor, a subsidiary of Cargotec, has secured a repeat order worth over EUR 20 million from Grimaldi for RoRo equipment to be installed in five Pure Car and Truck Carriers (PCTC) vessels. The PCTC vessels, with a loading capacity of over 9,000 CEU, will be built at China Merchant Heavy Industries and delivered between Q3 2024 and Q3 2026. MacGregor’s scope of supply includes ramps, covers, doors, and car decks, all of which are designed for multi-purpose use. This deal will extend MacGregor’s supply to a total of 10 PCTC vessels for Grimaldi.

The vessels have been specifically designed to transport electric vehicles and have received the Ammonia Ready class notation by Rina, certifying that they can be converted to use ammonia as marine fuel. Additionally, the vessels are equipped with mega lithium batteries, solar panels, air lubrication systems, and innovative propulsion and optimized hull design to reduce carbon footprint. They will also have zero emissions in port.

The order was booked in Cargotec’s Q1 2023 and reinforces MacGregor’s position as a leading provider of RoRo equipment for the maritime industry. 

“With our recent orders for the construction of new PCTC vessels, our Group has reaffirmed its commitment to its customers, especially the world’s leading car manufacturers who continue to reward us with their trust. In this way, we will continue to live up to their high expectations and meet their evolving needs, with our offer of increasingly efficient and environmentally sustainable shipping solutions”, stated Emanuele Grimaldi, managing director of the Grimaldi Group.

“I’m proud to see shipowner’s and shipyard’s continued strong trust in the MacGregor brand and our long experience and great track-record with RoRo solutions. We very much value the solid relationship that we have with both China Merchant Heavy Industries and Grimaldi Group. MacGregor supported Grimaldi already in the planning stage by finding cost savings and giving technical guidance for optimised cargo flow. We are extremely committed to maintaining this trust in future,” says Magnus Sjöberg, Senior Vice President, Merchant Solutions, MacGregor.

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