The design criteria for a feeder vessel’s container stowage solution differ completely from the criteria for an ultra large container carrier, and so do their container securing systems. Whatever the size of the vessel, we at MacGregor know how to design and deliver an efficient cargo handling and stowage system for containerised cargo.
We know how to get all the parts of this system to work in unison, ensuring that your vessel sails with the best possible performance.
A vessel designed for its cargo
Building a new vessel is a major investment and the decisions taken at the early design phase will define the loading capacity throughout the vessel’s lifetime. Optimisation of the loading capacity can lead to increased earnings. For example, a lower centre of gravity allows a better cargo mix, or in a best case scenario, the vessel may be able to carry one extra tier of loaded
We can be your consultant from when the earliest ideas for your new vessel are conceived, your design expert during the project through to delivery, and your service partner throughout the vessel’s lifetime.
MacGregor’s involvement at an early stage in the process makes it possible to achieve an optimised custom-made container stowage solution, with a lashing system designed for all operational criteria. The design of the container stowage solution for a new vessel involves many different steps. At MacGregor we know what is needed to ensure that all parties get the correct information at
all stages of the project. We can deliver the total solution including all documentation from, for example, the initial loading concept and full vessel stack weight calculations to the offset drawing needed for fixed fitting welding positions and the final cargo securing manual.
Before the final design is fixed we perform a full scale mock-up test to verify the performance of the lashing system. We also consider elements such as the locations of hand rails and other structures that might interfere with lashing equipment. When everything is designed, tested, manufactured and approved, all relevant documentation is made available in the cargo securing manual needed on board for the vessel’s maiden voyage.