In a major development, MacGregor which is part of Cargotec, has announced that they have designed the cargo system for the world’s largest container ship in close collaboration with MSC from an early stage of the project. reports Riviera Maritime Media.
The Ship In Question
MSC Gülsün was delivered in July 2019 by South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries. The ship is 400 m long, 61.5 m wide and is the first in a series of 11 ultra-large container ships with a capacity of more than 23,000 TEU. Six of the vessels are being built by Samsung Heavy Industries, and the other five by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering.
Meeting MSC’s Operational Necessities
A statement said it fully meets MSC’s operational requirements while maximising the actual cargo intake. At the same time, it provides a great degree of flexibility for the cargo operations and planning process.
MSC’s Ship Performance Maximization Outlook
MSC head of newbuildings Giuseppe Gargiulo said “As our fleet grows and technology develops, we want to make sure that our strategic investments are focused on maximising the ship’s performance. Through our close co-operation with MacGregor we are able to develop new solutions of mutual benefit that help us to grow together.”
Innovative Industry Leading Design
“This is an industry-leading cargo system, and the design of the system is very innovative,” said MacGregor Cargo Handling senior naval architect Atte Virta. The cargo system design, combined with a 24-container wide ship design, takes MSC Gülsün’s container capacity to 23,756 TEU, 1,500 TEU more than the largest container ships have previously carried.
How MacGregor’s Outlook Favours It?
“By designing an entire cargo system in close collaboration with our customers, we can respond to the market and specific requirements in the best possible way,” said MacGregor cargo handling senior vice president Magnus Sjöberg.
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Source: Riviera Maritime Media