MacGregor has signed a two-year OnWatch Scout Predict agreement with Load Line Marine SA to support operation of its fleet of bulk carriers equipped with MacGregor merchant cranes.
“By increasing the flow of information from ship-to-shore and applying artificial intelligence and technical expertise to detect patterns that indicate a risk of failure, On Watch Scout enables equipment availability to be maximised and maintenance activities to be more efficiently and cost-effectively planned,” stated MacGregor, part of Cargotec.
Yannis Voulgaris, technical and purchase manager at Load Line Marine, commented: “With our focus on providing customers with consistently high performance standards, we are confident that MacGregor’s OnWatch Scout service will enable the operation of our fleet to be further enhanced.
“Monitoring and analysing crane performance data that is streamed directly from the vessels will enable us to make better-informed decisions and reduce problem solving time.”
John Carnall, senior vice president in MacGregor’s Global Services Division, added: “We are very pleased that our strong relationship with Load Line Marine and its continuing trust in MacGregor’s service support capabilities has resulted in this OnWatch Scout agreement.”
The order was booked into Cargotec’s fourth quarter of 2020 order intake, with installation and testing starting on board four vessels the first semester of 2021.