Maersk Line and MacGregor, part of Cargotec, have agreed to cooperate on the development of the next generation of container securing systems, according to a Cargotec statement.
MacGregor and Maersk have cooperated in securing systems since containership sizes began to grow from feeder size to the current ultra-large containerships.
"We are very happy to be able to extend our cooperation in the development of our container securing systems," said Leif Byström, senior vice president of the cargo handling division at MacGregor. "I am convinced that this will benefit both parties, as the ship sizes continue to grow with increasing efficiency requirements."
"MacGregor has a long history as a leading supplier of container securing systems," said Ole Graa Jakobsen, vice president and head of technical operations at Maersk Line "We are committed to offering our customers competitive ocean transportation, and extending our cooperation with
MacGregor will contribute to our continued success in this."
Maersk line is currently in the process of consolidating its business and cutting capacity along key routes in a bid to handle the fall in freight rates and the overcapacity issues that are having an effect on the market.
As the largest shipping line in the world, Maersk Line operates a total fleet capacity of more than three million TEUs, representing more than a 15% share of the global container trade.