MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has signed a contract for the design and delivery of key components and the fabrication of steel structures for the hatch covers on board six 14 000 TEU container vessels under construction at Japan Marine United's (JMU) Kure shipyard. The order was booked into third quarter 2015 order intake.
The 14 000 TEU vessels are being built for an undisclosed Japanese owner. The delivery of the vessels is scheduled from 2016 through 2018. They will be deployed for the service between Far East and Europe.
"MacGregor has enjoyed a long and successful working relationship with JMU," says Hiroshi Goto Area Marketing Manager, Cargo Handling, MacGregor. "This order follows four ships contracted in 2014 for the same series."
Adapted from a press release by Louise Mulhall