Cargo Care Solutions (CCS), the hatch cover and Ro-Ro equipment specialist, has opened a hydraulics workshop in response to the growing demand by ship owners for maintenance and repair of their hydraulic deck equipment.

The company’s first workshop, which is near its Rotterdam headquarters, will serve as the hydraulic nerve centre for CCS’ European operations, offering specialist services, including repair and service for hatch covers, ro-ro equipment, watertight doors, winches and deck cranes.

Cargo Care Hydraulics also offers its services for port cranes and hydraulic equipment on offshore platforms and workboats. Aside to having facilities for offsite repairs, Cargo Care Hydraulics also offers its clients onsite repairs and troubleshooting. It can assist clients in the entire process from dismantling the equipment to building it back in and make the hydraulic system operational again.

CCS’ CEO Peter Peltenburg says: “We are delighted to open this hydraulics workshop as part of CCS’ continued commitment to ensuring that vessels are safe and cargo is secure through its transportation. Our close partnership with ship owners has allowed us to directly invest in sustainability initiatives, guaranteeing a vessel’s performance.

“The workshop will offer unique inspection, service and repair facilities for hydraulic equipment such as cylinders, pumps, motors and valves. It is designed to make full and efficient use of modern technologies, as even minor problems with a hydraulic system can trigger a chain reaction through the entire system. By using this facility our customers can be sure of the level of service they expect from us.

Cargo Care Solutions has a long history in the field of cargo access equipment. As the former after-sales network of Macor Neptun (formerly Deutsche MacGregor) and SEOHAE Marine System, it has more than 30 years of experience in its field.

It is an independent and all-round supplier, able to supply parts and services for all types and brands of maritime cargo access equipment. Main categories of serviced equipment are folding hatch covers, side-rolling hatch covers, pontoon hatch covers, ro-ro equipment and hydraulic doors.