Tweendeck hatch covers and movable bulkhead
The efficient use of cargo space is of utmost importance, particularly when carrying non-standard cargo. Tweendeck hatch covers make it possible to improve cargo carrying efficiency for cargo that can not be stacked.
Folding tweendeck panels
Folding and multi-folding panels in cargo holds are operated hydraulically and available in various arrangements, for example two panels folded aft, four panels folded forward.
Lift-away tweendeck panels
Tweendeck lift-away hatch cover panels can be lifted by ship or shore-based cranes. They are supported by removable and/or foldable consoles and can be placed at several height positions depending on the cargo hold design. They can also be placed in a bulkhead position to segregate cargoes. When not in use, they can be stacked in the hold or on the weather deck.
Tweendeck lift-away hatch cover panels can be designed to act as bulkheads and used to segregate cargoes.
Movable bulkheads are typically operated by connecting them to weather deck folding hatch covers, or by ship or shore cranes. The bulkheads are locked into position either by manually or hydraulically-operated pins. They can be placed at several locations depending on the cargo hold design.
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Services for tweendeck hatch covers and movable bulkhead
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.