Trelleborg launches new interactive DynaMoor experience
Richard Hepworth, President of Trelleborg’s marine and infrastructure operation, says: “The world of shipping is changing and this presents new challenges. Ports are busier due to larger vessels and increased traffic, while adverse weather conditions, including long period waves, cause unsafe loading and unloading issues. More berths are being built in exposed locations, and the cost of building breakwaters is prohibitive. Even in good conditions, changes in draft or tide mean that mooring lines need constant tending – making accidents caused by human-error an ever-present possibility.
“All these factors drive the need for increased safety and efficiencies for businesses involved in mooring of vessels to remain competitive. What’s more, as confirmed by the respondents surveyed as part of our soon to be published ‘Serious About Sustainability’ report on the maritime industry’s views on sustainability; sustainability remains important to those across the maritime sector thanks to a renewed focus on the environment.
“DynaMoor not only enhances the safety and efficiency of berthing and product transfer, but contributes to the decarbonization of the maritime sector globally as it reduces the fuel consumption and emissions of those vessels involved in the transfer process. Thus, facilitating more sustainable port operations - a strategic focus for Trelleborg through the development of cleantech and premium product design, as part of its commitment to supporting five of the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”
DynaMoor actively maintains tension in mooring lines to dampen vessel movements, eliminating the effect that passing ships, sea swell and long-period waves have on moored vessels. This increases the range of environmental conditions in which cargo can be transferred, improving throughput. The risk of parted lines and excessive vessel excursion is significantly reduced, protecting people, assets and increasing uptime. It further enhances safety by minimizing ‘snap back’ zones.
Additionally, Dynamoor is easy to set up and being independently anchored, does not rely on other wharf furniture to operate, simplifying day-to-day operations. The system speeds up the berthing process and minimizes workload and manual line handling, in addition to improving the efficiency, and reducing the fuel consumption and emissions of vessels. Thus, enabling more sustainable mooring operations.
DynaMoor combines the functionality of Trelleborg’s class leading Quick Release Hook with constant tension capabilities to pay in and out mooring lines. Used on a standalone basis or with the ship’s mooring lines and winches, DynaMoor can form part of a complete jetty solution integrated with Trelleborg’s Quick Release Hooks, AutoMoor, Smart Bollards, or be deployed as a separate system.
DynaMoor has a built-in roller fairlead to allow for a wide range of mooring line angles and can come fitted with an optional capstan. Added safety interlocks prevent inadvertent or unauthorized release. The system also has the ability to release mooring lines remotely in an emergency and monitors loads in real time.
Powered by SmartPort, DynaMoor has the ability to connect with other port assets, allowing port operators to analyze asset performance and apply data insights, to improve day-to-day decision making.
For more information about Trelleborg’s marine and infrastructure operation’s DynaMoor, visit the new interactive DynaMoor experience now: Trelleborg | DynaMoor