Fender Systems News

02 May 2019

Trelleborg Fenders for Singapore Cruise Center Rehab

Photo: Trelleborg

Trelleborg’s marine and infrastructure operation supplied its SCK Cell Fenders as part of a project undertaken by the Singapore Cruise Center to upgrade its infrastructure to accommodate the latest generation of cruise vessels at its international cruise terminal.HarbourFront’s two terminals, the International Passenger Terminal (IPT) and the Regional Ferry Terminal (RFT) host more than 5 million cruise and ferry passengers each year. With the ongoing trend of cruise lines increasing the size of their ships…

17 Apr 2019

BOATBUILDING: What’s in Your Workboat?

WHAT'S INYOUR WORKBOAT: An interesting look at the new catamaran Moose Boats is currently building for Westar Marine Services. (CREDIT: Moose Boats)

Moose Boats rises to the challenge of building its biggest vessel ever. That’s an important step forward for this growing California shipyard. Equally impressive is what’s inside that rapidly developing hull and why those features were chosen.The U.S. boatbuilding scene is a changing landscape of waterfront manufacturing that constantly evolves to meet the inevitable peaks and valleys of demand. Nowhere is that reality more apparent than at California-based Moose Boats. In October 2016, Lind Marine announced the acquisition of Moose Boats.

10 Apr 2019

Vigor to Build Pair for LA Port Pilots

(Image: Camarc Design)

Shipbuilder Vigor said it has been awarded a contract from the Port of Los Angeles to build two 56’ pilot boats.The new vessels, designed by Camarc, will feature a twin chine heavy weather hull form for excellent seakeeping. The design accommodates multiple heavy fender systems facilitating safer pilot transfers in challenging weather. An articulated rescue davit provides man overboard recovery. The overall design also maximizes the available horsepower and performance from a…

06 Nov 2018

Trelleborg Launches New STS Oil Transfer Solution

Kleline hoses used in STS transfer (Photo: Trelleborg)

Trelleborg’s oil & marine hose operation has launched the KLELINE STS oil transfer solution, which is set to upgrade safety and operability standards in ship-to-ship (STS) oil transfer around the world. This solution sets a new benchmark for safe and efficient ship-to-ship oil transfer, inspired by unique floating hose design, qualified to GMPHOM 2009 standard.STS transfer is becoming an increasingly popular option among ship operators and managers, as it allows vessels carrying liquid cargo to transfer offshore.

13 Dec 2017

Trelleborg Solutions for FLNG Ship-to-Shore System

Photo: Trelleborg

Trelleborg has hailed the recent test of the Universal Transfer System (UTS) conducted with Connect LNG and Gas Natural Fenosa, as tangible evidence of the new applications that its suite of products for jettyless LNG transfer can unlock in this challenging field. The UTS transferred LNG from the Skangas-chartered LNG carrier Coral Energy to the onshore terminal at the Norwegian port of Herøya on October 7 and is now in full commercial operation. A ‘plug and play’ solution, the UTS requires no modifications to the LNG carrier – instead…

22 Dec 2016

Repeat Order for Damen from Ivory Coast

Client with Damen Sales Manager at the shipyard Photo Damen

Following the contract signing between Damen Shipyards Group and Société de Transport Lagunaire (STL) for 16 shallow-draught ferries for the Ivory Coast city of Abidjan, the two companies have announced a supplementary contract for eight Damen Pontoons 2404. STL will use the pontoons for vessel mooring and passenger transfer purposes. The eight 24-metre pontoons will be used to construct four separate ‘hop-on, hop-off’ ferry stations that will be capable of mooring a ferry as well as providing a stable structure fit for safe embarkation of passengers.

20 Dec 2016

Trelleborg Launches Fender Selection Tool

TMS Berthing Tool (Photo: Trelleborg)

Trelleborg’s marine systems operation has launched a new online Fender Selection Tool, almost completely digitizing the fender selection process and saving consultants the huge amounts of time normally spent carrying out complex manual calculations. The tool is also intended to help specifiers and suppliers alike take steps towards a more standardized engineering process, reducing subjectivity in the design process and helping to shape consistent industry best practice. The tool requires the user to input simple information on vessel type, berthing factors and speed.

18 Mar 2016

Trelleborg hosts Port Performance Seminar

Trelleborg host Seminar in Greece Photo Trelleborg

Trelleborg’s marine systems operation hosted an exclusive one-day seminar for port authorities and consultants in partnership with the company’s exclusive agent for Greece, Seamark Marine on 1st March at the Metropolitan Chandris Hotel in Athens, Greece. The free seminar saw experts at Trelleborg discuss a range of key industry issues including marine fender selection, infrastructure regulation, the latest in docking and mooring technology, and floating fender and buoy design.

16 Oct 2015

Trelleborg Acquires US Marine Fender Company

Photo: Maritime International

Swedish based Trelleborg AB has finalized the acquisition of Maritime International, Inc., a U.S. based privately owned designer and manufacturer of marine fender systems and other quay accessories. The transaction will be consolidated as of October 15, 2015. Trelleborg said the bolt-on acquisition aims to strengthen its presence in berthing, docking and mooring in North America as part of its strategy to improve its position in attractive market segments. “With the acquisition…

22 Apr 2015

Trelleborg's Fender System Patented

Photo courtesy of Trelleborg

Trelleborg’s marine systems operation has received a patent for its innovative ‘slide in, slide out’ or ‘SISO’ marine fender system, which is now in operation in Dampier, Western Australia, in addition to a number of other sites across the region. The system has been designed to make fender maintenance more straightforward and less time consuming, by utilizing removable sliding panels, reducing the time taken to complete a fender wear pad change-out. Richard Hepworth, President of Trelleborg’s marine operation…

14 Jan 2015

Are Offshore Ports the Future?

(Photo: DEME, Belgium)

The benefits of offshore ports in the U.S. In many parts of the world, offshore ports are a good solution for meeting the requirements of the rapid changes in the international container and bulk shipping industry. Bigger ships, changing routes and destinations require larger and deeper ports, which port owners and operators can be confident will be capable of handling ever-increasing sizes of vessels for many years to come. One of the major challenges in the current container shipping industry is to bundle and organize capacity in the most economical way.

27 Oct 2014

Port Industry Held Back by Unscheduled Downtime

Photo courtesy of Trelleborg

The latest Barometer Report from Trelleborg, which discusses the issues impacting ports and terminals around the globe, has revealed that 74% of port owners and operators are still suffering unscheduled downtime. Fender damage was the most frequently cited cause, with 20% of owners and operators having suffered downtime due to damage to their systems. Richard Hepworth, President of Trelleborg’s marine systems operation, said, “The high incidence of fender damage and the subsequent downtime may be due to a lack of awareness on how to specify a truly quality system…

07 Oct 2014

Jay Cashman Wins Navy Contract

Jay Cashman, Inc., Quincy, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $14,321,000 firm-fixed-price contract for USS Constitution, Berth 1 pier repairs at Charlestown Navy Yard. This project will provide a safe mooring for USS Constitution and the provision of safe visitor access to the ship. The work includes demolition, removal and disposal of existing site features, hazardous materials, waterfront structures, utility systems and the provision of steel sheet pile bulkhead, pile supported pier, fender systems, mooring hardware, mooring dolphins, grading, paving and cobblestone pavement, drainage systems, water systems, electric power and lighting systems, landscape features, and incidental related work.

06 Oct 2014

Trelleborg Demonstrates the Value of Smart Specification

Davao International Container Terminal, Inc.(DICT) located in Panabo City, Davao Del Norte, on the south eastern coast of the Philippines, has bought state-of-the-art Super Cone fenders and Tee Head bollards from Trelleborg. Berths 1 and 2 at the Breakbulk Terminal are old concrete structures that require the installation of a superior fender system as part of the upgrade works. DICT discovered that another port in Davao had upgraded their berth using low quality fender systems that cracked within just months of installation and the frontal frames began to corrode too.

12 Aug 2014

Trelleborg Fenders for DP World Jebel Ali Port

Trelleborg's Super Cone Fenders (Credit: Trelleborg)

DP World, UAE Region, has incorporated Trelleborg’s rubber quality standards into their fender specification for the Quay four refurbishment project at Terminal 1 of Jebel Ali Port in Dubai. Working on the project with DP World since 2011, Trelleborg has supplied 60 super cone SCN 1300 fenders to protect berths 18 and 19, which have been fully installed this past April. Richard Hepworth, President of Trelleborg’s marine operation, says: “We’ve been working on raising awareness of the issue of rubber quality for a while…

21 Jul 2014

Trelleborg Systems for DP World Southampton

Unit Element Fenders

Trelleborg’s marine systems operation has been awarded the contract to supply more than 70 UE1000 Unit Element fender systems to DP World Southampton. The new systems, taking the total supplied by Trelleborg to the Southampton container terminal to over 110, will allow the terminal to berth the latest ultra-large containerships. When the project is complete, Southampton will offer 1.87 kilometers of deep water quay, with up to 16 meters depth alongside. 16 quayside gantry cranes with super post panamax capacity will also enable berthing for vessels over 400 meters in length.

01 Apr 2014

Trelleborg Opens Houston Office

Trelleborg’s marine systems operation announces plans to open a new sales and business development office in Houston, Texas, U.S. Trelleborg said it will establish a local “feet on the ground” presence in the area and confirms the company’s commitment to the global oil and gas industry. Citing growth in the region as a strategic priority, Trelleborg Marine Systems will relocate its USA President, Faiyaz Kolsawala, to operate from Houston as well as a number of its global sales team, including a specialist docking and mooring representative and a dedicated oil and gas transfer and vessel technology salesperson to provide a closer relationship with customers in the area and the reassurance of a face-to-face presence.

27 Jan 2014

Brunei Shell Orders Trelleborg Foam Fenders

Photo: Trelleborg

Trelleborg has won the contract to supply more than 100 of its SeaGuard foam fenders to Brunei Shell’s Kuala Belait supply base wharf in Brunei, through local Brunei registered contractor Waqi Sdn Bhd. As part of an upgrade project for the wharf, 93 fenders are required to span six berthing spaces. The fenders will be installed with spacing of 1.5 meters, covering a length along the entire Kuala Belait Supply Base Wharf of 325 meters. Trelleborg will also supply an additional 21 fenders as spares.

14 Aug 2013

Ports Claim PIANC Certification Key to Compliance and Regulation

More than 65% of port owners, operators and contractors said they request and check PIANC certification to ensure that marine fenders are sold as described, according to the third Barometer Report from Trelleborg’s Marine Systems business. Richard Hepworth, President of Trelleborg Marine Systems, said, “It’s reassuring that so many request and check PIANC certification. However, it’s important that owners and operators understand exactly what to look for – PIANC doesn’t have the legal mandate to enforce standards across the industry…

05 Aug 2013

USCG: Charter Boat Hits Bonner Bridge

Sandra D (Photo: Pirate's Cove Marina)

The Coast Guard responded Monday to an allision between a 58-foot charter boat with nine people aboard and the Bonner Bridge in Oregon Inlet, N.C. A concerned boater aboard the vessel West Wind witnessed the allision and contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders via VHF-FM marine radio channel 16 at approximately 5:45 a.m., stating that the charter boat, Sandra D, struck one of the support pilings of the bridge, resulting in a five-foot by 10-foot hole in the boat's bow and possible injuries to three of the passengers aboard.

23 Jul 2013

Trelleborg Offers Recourses to Help Customers Select Fenders

Trelleborg released a whitepaper, webinar, short film and specification tool that highlight and explain the importance of understanding rubber compound composition when selecting marine fender systems. The resources discuss the properties of superior rubber compounds and the use of rubber compound composition to optimize fender performance. They also detail a new test method available to help specifies determine the formulation of the fenders they procure. Richard Hepworth, President of Trelleborg Marine Systems…

01 Jul 2013

Monitoring System Takes Guesswork Out of Mooring Mega Vessels

Fenders are primarily designed to withstand the onshore motion of a ship against jetties, wharfs and quaysides by minimizing impact damage and withstanding parallel ship movements.

Mooring of large vessels in the LNG, petrochemical and container sectors is an intricate and critical procedure. The process entails bringing together a moving object with a static object, and with the imminent advent of even larger vessels (liquefied natural gas tankers with a capacity of 200,000 cubic meters and container ships with a capacity of 22,000 TEU*), the forces involved are enormous. For tankers and bulk carriers, mooring frequently takes place alongside jetties at the end of finger piers…

24 Jun 2013

Trellborg Supplies Fenders to Australian Developments

Photo: Trellborg Marine Systems

Trelleborg Marine Systems has been awarded three contracts to supply fender systems to all three liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects on Queensland’s Curtis Island, Australia. Having already been awarded the contracts to supply docking and mooring equipment and monitoring software earlier in the year, Trelleborg has now been chosen to supply the Queensland Curtis LNG, Gladstone LNG and Australia Pacific LNG projects with SCN Super Cone and ANP Arch Fender Systems. Queensland Curtis LNG is the world's first project to turn coal seam gas into LNG, Trellborg said.

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