Cavotec has won an order for its MoorMaster automated mooring technology for a Viking Line ferry berth at the Port of Turku in Finland. The company will design, supply, commission and service a multi-unit MoorMaster system, with delivery scheduled in 2020. It will moor the 218m-long passenger and vehicle ferry Grace and new-build Glory. Grace entered service in 2013 and Glory is scheduled to make her maiden voyage in 2021. Our customer has chosen MoorMaster as the best technology to improve their operational efficiency while also improving safety and sustainability, said Patrick Mares, president, Cavotec Ports & Maritime. Were delighted to have been selected for this key project. A similar MoorMaster system was installed at the Port of Helsinki in 2016. Since then, the system has performed some 5,000 moorings to date. Worldwide, more than 80 MoorMaster systems have performed some 500,000 moorings at ferry, bulk and container handling ports, as well as lock and ship-to-ship applications.
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