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PIANC Working Group 211 Fender Design Guidelines 2024


Purpose and Scope of the New PIANC WG211 Fender Guidelines

The PIANC Working Group 211 final report represents a comprehensive revision of the PIANC MarCom WG33, ‘Guidelines for Design of Fender Systems’, and supersedes it and any other fender design and berthing guidance in other PIANC reports.


The purpose of these new guidelines is to enhance knowledge and provide comprehensive guidance for the design, manufacturing, testing, and installation of fender systems, ensuring they meet the evolving needs of ports worldwide. These guidelines focus on seagoing vessels, primary tug assisted or equipped with thrusters.


This document is a groundbreaking resource in fender design, essential for port operators, designers, engineers, contractors, and stakeholders in the maritime industry who aim to improve the durability of marine fenders and safety of port facilities and vessels.

PIANC Fender Guidelines

PIANC Fender Guidelines 2024