Container

MoorMaster™ automated mooring closes the technological gap between container ships and today's highly automated facilities, and is increasingly seen as part of fully automated port design.

MoorMaster™ secures even Super Post-Panamax vessels with capacity up to 21, 200 TEUs, in a matter of seconds, enabling loading operations to begin more quickly.

Benefits

  • Moor vessels in 30 seconds (detach in 10 seconds) freeing up tugs and manpower early
  • Increased container throughput due to faster turnarounds and reduced vessel motion (berth creep, long waves, passing vessels, etc.)
  • Time savings enable slow steaming for shipping line or increased vessel productivity
  • Reduced operational expenses including tug fuel burn and manpower operational time
  • Improved STS crane productivity and enabler for fully autonomous STS cranes
  • Improved shore and ship crew safety
  • More than 90% reduction in emissions during mooring due to reduced tug and vessel engine usage

References

 

Port of Salalah, Oman

Transshipment
Since 2006
Moorings: Two to three a day
Vessels up to LOA 400m
Owner: Port of Salalah
Operator: Port of Salalah


Challenge

  • Container port servicing vessels up to 400m LOA
  • Severe water issues three months per year during monsoon season
  • Productivity (box rate) drops significantly during monsoon causing severe disruption to operations
  • No improvement from breakwater


Solution

  • MoorMaster™️ systems installed at four berths
  • Systems covered by Cavotec service agreement with on-site team


Key benefits

  • Productivity fully restored and even improved
  • Loading/offloading begins sooner due to faster mooring
  • Tugs needed for shorter time and employees kept safe during mooring
  • Reduced fuel consumption and emissions from tugs and vessel engines


I was a captain of a container ship, and frequently moored my vessel at the Port of Salalah using Cavotec MoorMaster™. Despite challenging berthing conditions due to long waves, Cavotec MoorMaster™ makes mooring safe, easy and fast.

Capt. Vasileios Velmachos (Costamare)

Port of beirut, Lebanon

Since 2014
Moorings: Four to five a week
Vessels Up to LOA 350m
Owner: Port of Beirut
Operator: Port of Beirut


Challenge

  • Extending the berth required the breakwater to be extended and an oil pipeline relocated, both highly expensive operations


Solution

  • MoorMaster™️ systems installed at two berths


Key benefits

  • Avoided breakwater extension
  • Oil pipeline could be left undisturbed
  • Loading/offloading begins sooner due to faster mooring
  • Tugs needed for shorter time and employees kept safe during mooring
  • Reduced fuel consumption and emissions from vessel engines

Port of Ngqura, South Africa

Since 2015
Moorings: Four to five a week
Vessels up to LOA 366m
Owner: Transnet
Operator: Transnet


Challenge

  • Container port servicing vessels up to 366m LOA
  • Excessive movement of ships due to long wave and high winds, especially during winter 
  • Significant downtime in cargo operations affecting the terminal's efficiency targets


Solution

  • MoorMaster™️ systems installed at berth D100


Key benefits

  • Significantly increased threshold for operations increasing productivity and keeping vessels safe
  • Loading/offloading begins sooner due to faster mooring
  • Reduced fuel consumption and emissions from tugs and vessel engines

Typical container port

Challenge

  • Container port servicing vessels up to 400m LOA
  • Conventional mooring taking between 20 and 40 minutes
  • Large mooring crews exposed to safety hazards from handling mooring lines
  • Considerable emissions due to tug and vessel engines


Solution

  • MoorMaster™️ systems for automated mooring at the push of a button from a safe position on the berth or even the port control room


Key benefits

  • Increased productivity as loading/offloading begins sooner due to faster mooring
  • Resources freed up as there is less need for tugboats and mooring crews
  • Reduced fuel consumption and emissions from tug boats and vessel engine, the latter partly thanks to faster shore power connection
  • Safe mooring with no humans in the hazardous area on the key

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