MacGregor, part of Cargotec, is to deliver comprehensive RoRo access equipment packages for a series of five post-Panamax 7,800 CEU pure car/truck carriers (PCTCs).
The vessels are currently under construction in China for Italian operator Grimaldi Group, with options for seven more vessels. Grimaldi has ordered the vessels as part of its fleet expansion and modernisation programme.
MacGregor won the contract thanks to its long and successful working relationship with Grimaldi.
“We have a proven record of reliable deliveries and excellent support during the construction process,” said Mattias Gunnarsson, Director of Sales and Marketing, MacGregor RoRo. “Following delivery, MacGregor will continue to support Grimaldi, working with the owner to deliver the best possible lifecycle costs.”
The 200-meter vessels will be among the world’s largest car carriers. They are expected to enter into service in 2017 for deployment on Grimaldi’s regular service linking the Mediterranean and North America.
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