Unscheduled downtime due to fender damage has a big impact on port productivity. Trelleborg’s marine fenders, designed for specific berthing conditions, reduce downtime by maximizing operational performance and minimizing long-term maintenance.
Trelleborg’s latest Barometer Report revealed that 74 percent of port owners and operators are still suffering from unscheduled downtime, with fender damage the most frequently cited cause.
Richard Hepworth, President of Trelleborg’s Marine Systems operation says: “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, something which really needs to be improved upon.”
Trelleborg Marine Systems, a world leader in the design and manufacture of advanced marine fender systems, has over 30 years of experience providing optimized solutions for the largest and most complex fendering requirements.
Boosting port productivity begins with in-depth understanding of the fender’s operating environment. Trelleborg helps the customer define the ideal marine fender, identifying the best materials and design in a quality solution that increases uptime and profitability during a long, low-maintenance service life.
Our high-performance fenders are PIANC type-approved and used wherever demands are greatest: LNG and oil terminals, container quays, RoRo berths and bulk cargo facilities.
Trelleborg supplies every type of fixed and floating fender system including advanced Parallel Motion solutions, which can reduce structural berthing loads by 50 percent or more.
For more information, please go to: www.trelleborg.com/marine-systems