MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has signed a three-year MacGregor Onboard Care (MOC) service agreement with the German shipping company, Peter Döhle Schiffahrts Group, for an annual inspection of deck machinery, steering gear and cranes on the company’s mixed fleet of 70 vessels.
The agreement became effective as of January 1, 2017.
The MOC service contract will provide approximately 100 inspections of MacGregor-delivered equipment each year, including Hatlapa steering gear and deck machinery as well as MacGregor cranes. MacGregor has agreed to a fixed rate for all inspections at its major hubs around the world.
Regular inspections ensure that equipment is functioning as intended and that wear is following an expected pattern. Any abnormalities are investigated and remedial measures suggested to rectify the problem with minimal impact on availability, MacGregor said.
The Hamburg-headquartered Peter Döhle Schiffahrts Group operates a worldwide fleet of around 110 vessels comprising container ships, bulk carriers and multi-purpose vessels.