A MacGregor side ramp considerably increases a vessel’s loading and discharging capacity, especially where several deck levels are incorporated higher up in the vessel. This significantly improves efficiency and reduces time in port.
Car carriers typically have a stern and side ramp for dual loading several thousand vehicles. The side ramps are very long to cater for tidal height variations during loading and discharge operations. MacGregor side ramps are tailored to suit various shiptypes and can be supplied as hoistable between two or three deck levels. They double-up to form a weathertight door when raised in a closed position.
- Hydraulically-operated and secured ensuring watertightness in the closed position. Hydraulically-operated cleats at the top and side of the side opening secures the ramp in a closed position.
- Electrically-operated ramps have winches with power feedback systems that replace the hydraulic winches. Actuators replace the operating cylinders.
- Fixed wheel kerbs, handrails and anti-skid systems.
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Services for side ramps
Conversions for RoRo equipment
For over three decades, MacGregor's RoRo specialists have carried out several hundred RoRo ship conversions, including optimising shore-based facilities.
Modernisations and upgrades for RoRo equipment
MacGregor offers various upgrade options for all our RoRo equipment, delivering efficiency and environmental benefits for your operations.
Many ships with RoRo capabilities incorporate vehicle access by the bow as well as by the stern, this enables efficient cargo flow and quick turnarounds in port.
Movable ramps / hoistable
MacGregor hoistable ramps make more efficient use of available cargo spaces than fixed ramps; ramps are available as both sealed and un-sealed versions
Movable ramps / tiltable
MacGregor hoistable ramps allow for more efficient use of cargo spaces than fixed ramps; they are installed between deck levels and the hoistable car deck.
We design and deliver quarter ramps and doors which are safe, efficient, economical to run and fully meet regulatory and specific operating requirements.