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Cargotec Corporation: MacGregor's new loose lashings storage system offers improved capacity and better use of deck space


MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has developed a new 40ft flat rack loose lashings
storage system that is designed to make better use of available deck space.

"An overall trend for twistlocks, stackers and midlocks is their weight
reduction," explains Perttu Jokinen, Lashing Portfolio Manager, Cargo Stowage
and Securing Systems, MacGregor. "This can often lead to the maximum volume
of a storage bin being reached before its maximum payload. Therefore, we have
looked carefully at capacity in terms of volume when designing our new
storage bins and flat racks."
MacGregor's new flat rack system meets ISO standards and can accommodate a
total of 16 storage bins that are colour-coded for twistlocks, midlocks,
stackers and damaged products. Two flat racks stacked on top of each other
and connected with twistlocks are the equivalent dimensions of a high cube
container (9'6", 2896mm). Flat rack is operated as a standard container and
other containers can be loaded on top of it. As usual for flat racks, it
should only be lifted from the top corner fittings with a spreader lifting
frame or from the bottom corner fittings with suitable lifting gear.

The new flat rack has been approved by classification society DNVGL according
to the requirements of the International Convention for Safe Containers
(CSC). When empty, the flat rack's weight is 2,500kg, and it has a maximum
payload of 32,000kg.

The bins come in two different sizes with basic dimensions corresponding to
MacGregor's previous SB-8/1 and E16M storage bins.

Caption: MacGregor's new 40ft flat rack system offers improved storage

For more information please contact:
Perttu Jokinen, Lashing Portfolio Manager, Cargo Stowage and Securing Systems,
Tel. +358 20 777 4500, Email:perttu.jokinen@macgregor.com


Heli Malkavaara, Communications manager, MacGregor, tel. +358 20 777 4500

MacGregor offers world leading engineering solutions and services for handling
marine cargoes and offshore loads. The scope of our integrated packages is
growing and now also includes Hatlapa, Porsgrunn, Pusnes and Triplex

MacGregor serves the offshore, maritime transportation and naval logistics
markets in ports and terminals as well as on board ships and rigs. MacGregor
solutions combine load and cargo access, stowage, care and handling functions
to optimise lifetime profitability, productivity and environmental

MacGregor is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's sales totalled approximately EUR 3.4
billion in 2014 and it employs approximately 11,000 people. Cargotec's class
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Source: Cargotec Corporation via Globenewswire


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