Ports & Maritime
Automated Mooring Systems Traditionally, mooring ships has always been done with the use of ropes. This practice has remained unchanged despite strong technical developments within ports and shipping over recent decades. The automated mooring MoorMaster now bring mooring up to speed with the pace of the modern shipping industry.
General Information MoorMaster
The automated mooring system we supply, MoorMaster™ uses vacuum and hydraulic based technology instead of mooring ropes, simplifying vessel mooring to a press of a button. Mooring is entirely automated and can be performed in as little as 25-30 seconds.
Key advantages of the MoorMaster system include:
- • Safety
- • Reduced risk of mooring accidents as man is removed from hazard working zones
- • Real-time monitoring of actual mooring process and forces during the port stay.
- • Infrastructure
- • Improved pier utilisation due to closer vessel spacing.
- • Quay length can be ‘virtually extended’ as the ship’s bow can overhang the end of the quay.
- • MoorMaster™ may reduce a requirement for
- • Efficiency
- • Higher container transfer rates. Ship is held steady alongside, which may allow for the automation of shore cranes in future Ship motion due to
- • Improved continuity of work processes.
- • Shorter operating times for tugs.
- • No mooring teams required, harbour pilots able to disembark faster.
- • Environment
- • Reduced emissions as ships engines can be shut down earlier and tugs leave earlier.
- • Quicker connection to shore power if available.
Solutions for container terminals
Container terminals have become a crucial link in today’s global economy. Often they are the main logistics hub for a large geographical region ensuring the smooth exchange of consumer goods, commodities and industrial products. Gains in efficiency and productivity from improvement of the ship to shore interface is potentially significant further down the logistics chain and can have a profound impact on the commercial success of terminal operators, shipping lines and their customers. Container ships are becoming larger and in many ports the mooring of these huge vessels with ropes can easily exceed 30 minutes. With MoorMaster™ the vessels are moored in a matter of seconds, allowing shore personnel faster access to the vessel to begin cargo operations. In surge-affected ports, MoorMaster™ holds ships steady providing a stable platform for faster crane and cargo movements.
Solutions for RoRo and Ferry Terminals
Transport of RoRo cargo by sea plays an increasingly important role in reducing road congestion. Good examples are the specialised pure car carriers (PCTC) which form an integral part of the logistics chain within global car manufacturing, and passenger ferries which are mostly employed on short sea routes where reliability of schedule and quick crossing times are of vital importance. While many RoRo ships and ferries trade on fixed routes, adaptability to different ports remains important to ship owners and terminal operators. With increasing ship sizes, the challenge is often to safely moor in adverse environmental conditions, especially where pier space for ropes is restricted. The MoorMaster reduces the amount of time vessels need to spend in port and allows terminals to operate in adverse environmental conditions that are incompatible with traditional rope mooring. Retrofitting existing terminals with Cavotec MoorMaster allows usage by vessel sizes beyond the original design envelope, without the need for investment in expensive pier extensions or dolphin constructions that also may disturb restricted waterways in the port.
Solutions for Dry Bulk and Tanker terminals
Bulk cargoes represent the largest proportion of global trade categories by volume, and transporting by sea remains the most effective option. Bulk carriers are categorised according to their
Solutions For Lock System
The MoorMaster™ 200LS (Lock System) is designed specifically for use in locks in harbours and inland waterways. The MoorMaster™ cuts vessel transit times and creates a safer environment for those working on ships and shore-side.
Alternative Maritime Power
THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF THE GLOBAL PORTS INDUSTRY IS INCREASINGLY BECOMING A HIGH-PROFILE ISSUE. IN THE PAST 15 YEARS, CONCERTED EFFORTS HAVE BEEN MADE TO REDUCE EMISSIONS FROM SHIPS’ AUXILIARY DIESEL ENGINES WHEN IN PORT
Advanceis supplies two types of shore-to-ship power systems. One incorporates a ship-based or shore-mounted cable management system with shore connection made via high voltage cables to a pit fitted into the quay or to a ship socket outlet JB. Our shore-side pits are designed to occupy a minimum amount of space. The ship-based cable management system consists of the following components: electrical connectors (up to 12kV), flexible cables,
SOLUTIONS FOR CRUISE SHIPS (6,6kV / 11kV)
For cruise ships, the power cables are handled on shore. The socket outlet receiving panel is normally installed in a dedicated room on the lower decks which can be accessed from the shore through a
Solutions for container Ships (Ship integrated solution 6,6kV)
Quayside space in container terminals is at a premium, so our shore-to-ship power cable management systems are vessel-based and include two types:
• Ship-integrated system
• Semi-fixed containerised system
The ship-integrated system includes all equipment necessary for shore connection, including the cable management system, installed on board, often near crew quarters and in the vicinity of the electrical room. This option tends to be recommended for new-build projects.
Solution for container ships (Semi Fix Container 6,6kV or 6,6kV/440V)
Space constraints on vessels can preclude the installation of a fixed module. Seeking to overcome this, the team have developed a shore-to-ship power system housed in either one 40ft container or two 20ft containers. The cable management system and all electrical components are also installed in the container(s).
Shore order to supply power to each individual cable management system, a shore pit must be installed on the quay. This connection pit serves as the main connection point for all the cables leading from the main quay power supply up to the cable management system.
The shore pit consists of:
• One-Hand Lift, Load-Rated Cover Assembly (with optional Fibreglass Pit Form and Cable Roller Guide) and concrete embedded frame.
• Stainless steel shore power junction box (IP66).
• Electrical sockets up to 12kV (fitted with safety features such as pilots and interlocks). • Optical fiber connectors.
All Shipping systems and equipment available on request.
Contact us at Advanceis for more information
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