Cavotec has signed an agreement with a port operator to equip two berths at a terminal with MoorMaster automated mooring systems. Lugano, Switzerland-headquartered Cavotec will design, supply and commission the MoorMaster automated mooring systems. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2019, with the systems entering service in 2020. MoorMaster improves safety, reduces environmental impact and substantially increases operational efficiency by cutting mooring times and reducing vessel motion. Twenty years after the installation of the first system, it is the only proven and widely used automated mooring technology on the market. To date, around 280 MoorMaster units have performed some 500,000 moorings at ferry, bulk and container handling ports, as well as locks and ship-to-ship applications worldwide. The MoorMaster can be seen in action here.
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