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MacGregor PlusPartner for Container Ships

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Can you afford not to make the most of your ship?





At first glance, looks like all container carriers with the same TEU capacity have space for the same number of containers – but why is it that one ship can accommodate more payload containers than the other?

Early recognition of the cargo profile and incorporating its requirements into the system planning ensures that a container ship's utilisation rate and earning capability can be maximised.

MacGregor PlusPartner program takes a whole-ship approach and works forward from the cargo profile. This must happen at an early stage of the ship project, before any restrictive decisions have been made. As result of this forward-thinking approach, it is possible to improve the specified loading ability and the efficiency of the entire cargo handling system.  


Sailing fleet


​Empty cargo space but no suitable container slots? MacGregor's PlusPartner Cargo Boost is designed to improve the sailing fleet’s performance and cash flow  through a cargo system  upgrade and related services.

 Also the sailing fleet can benefit from MacGregor PlusPartner -program and restore competitiveness with a  MacGregor Cargo Boost.  It is designed to improve the sailing fleet’s performance and cash flow  through a cargo system  upgrade and related services.

Each Cargo Boost is based on close cooperation with the ship’s owner and comprises of a Pre-build Inspection, a detailed implementation plan, the actual project execution and a Productivity Care service with trainings and follow-up. Some boosts can be made “on the go” – some need a bit more time and effort.

A cargo boost can improve the ship’s competitiveness if there are mechanical challenges, i.e. a poor match between available cargo trade and ship’s cargo system, if the cargo securing materials or software  do not support optimised cargo planning, or if there are gaps in the cargo system usability.

MacGregor Cargo Boost has already improved the cargo area usage and stack weights for a number of ships, helping them to better respond to the market requirements.  

MacGregor News issue 171:

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Page 20-22: Is now the right time for your Cargo Boost?

Page 23-24: Boosted container carriers can better serve their customers

Page 26-27: Take a peek into your cargo system's productivity



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​Page 9: Shipbuilding and sea transportation redefined - who will benefit in the future?

Page 11: Riding the waves of change. Introducing MacGregor PlusPartner concept.

Page 15: Panamax payload problem solver

​Design should be defined by cargo, not by default:



Ship design should start with earning ability:

​Cost cuts can hurt, higher earnings can heal:



​Closing the gap between theory and reality:


​Getting the best start for your optimised cargo system:


​Brochure: Container ship efficiency


​Video: MacGregor solutions for container ship efficiency



​Video: Key technical issues to container ship efficiency