Lift-away hatch covers
Lift-away hatch covers for general cargo ships
MacGregor hatch covers enable your general cargo vessels to carry various deck cargoes and form functional cargo areas to facilitate flexible cargo handling operations. When in an open position they provide access to the hold for loading and discharging cargo and when closed they seal the hatchway in a weathertight manner.
MacGregor offers both single-panel and multi-panel lift-away hatch covers. Multi-panel covers comprise several separate panels for each hatch opening. They are generally used for multi-purpose cargo ships carrying heavy cargo and usually have transverse joints.
Tweendeck lift-away hatch covers are designed for the cargo hold and operated by ship or shore-based cranes. Their purpose is to carry various cargoes and divide cargo areas into compartments that support flexible cargo operations. They can be used for segregating cargoes and their efficient utilisation can increase a vessel’s cargo intake. Tweendeck lift-away hatch covers are supported by removable or foldable consoles and can be designed to be located at several height positions or also function as bulkheads.
Lift away hatch covers for containers ships
MacGregor lift-away hatch covers on a container ship enables your vessel to carry deck cargo, split the container stack between hold and deck and to prevent water ingress into the cargo hold. Depending on a container ship’s width, one to five panels cover each hold opening.
The weight of an individual panel can be up to 45 tonnes. Lift-away panels are handled with a spreader using either shore-side container cranes or the vessel’s own cranes. The panels can be stacked together on the quay and/or on the ship’s deck.
MacGregor hatch covers can be equipped with special fittings, as required: for example, with stanchion sockets for loading timber, container fittings, cement/grain feed hatches, and ventilation hatches or water spray arrangements for dangerous cargoes.
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Services for lift-away hatch covers
Conversions for hatch covers
MacGregor’s conversion specialists adapt hatch covers to meet new market needs and lengthen their efficient service life.
Modernisations and upgrades for hatch covers
MacGregor’s modernisation services adapt hatch covers to meet new market needs and lengthen their service life.
Other hatch covers
Folding hatch covers
MacGregor folding hatch covers are designed to optimise cargo handling operations and ensure the safety of your ship.
Hatch cover control systems
Harsh conditions on deck mean that MacGregor sources specially-designed hydraulic and electrical control system components from select suppliers.
Hatch cover load transmission
Small pads play big part in structural performance; MacGregor is able to offer a range of bearing pad options to suit every operational need.
Hatch cover sealing solutions
High quality MacGregor sealing solutions deliver a long service life, reduce maintenance costs and increase safety.
Hydraulic pivoting hatch covers
Pivoting hatch covers make the most efficient use of available deck space. They are ideal when multiple panels are not required, or when there is a short, vertical stowage space.
The MacGregor MacRack is an efficient, electric-drive system that combines drive and lift operations for side-rolling hatch covers.
Piggy-back hatch covers
MacGregor piggy-back hatch covers offer a compact, efficient design when there is insufficient deck space to accommodate folding, side-rolling or end-rolling covers.
Side-rolling hatch covers
MacGregor side-rolling hatch covers are commonly used on the weather decks of larger bulk carriers, such as Panamax and Capesize vessel types.
Stacking hatch covers
Stacking hatch covers for weather decks are usually all hydraulic in operation and the panels move into stowage or closure positions in a specific sequence.