Berthing the World's Largest Vessels - Trelleborg Marine Systems

Berthing the World’s Largest Vessels

April 2015

It’s clear that the new era of mega-ships brings with it a new set of challenges in the design of port infrastructure, and marine fenders are a key component in this evolution.

The life expectancy and performance of fender systems is highly dependent on the rubber element. From the ingredients used – the type of rubber and the fillers used to reinforce it – to their formulation and manufacturing process, all must be considered in order to guarantee a product that will perform over a long and arduous service life. Richard Hepworth, President of Trelleborg's marine systems operation discusses how suppliers can  help port owners and operators insure themselves against the increased risk by ensuring fender performance.
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