Port of Salalah renews pact for automated mooring systems

By A Staff Reporter Muscat - Port of Salalah will get eight new-generation automated mooring units installed at berth 5 in the container terminal by Cavotec , a leading global engineering group which has recently won a new order to supply. This is the third installation of MoorMaster 400E15 at the Port and these state-of-the-art systems bring forth a plethora of additional facilities and benefits to the Port, according to the CEO, EMEA.

"This order for our MoorMaster automated mooring system indicates the ever-increasing acceptance of the technology in the regional ports sector, and points to the substantial future potential MoorMaster has for our continued growth in the segment," says Juergen Strommer, who has been recently promoted to Cavotec 's Chief Operating Officer for EMEA, told the Observer.

With the installation of MoorMaster, a vacuum-based automated mooring technology, the need for conventional mooring lines can be eradicated. These are controlled by remote control and supported by vacuum pads which can be recessed in or mounted on the quayside or pontoons, vessels can be moored and released in a few seconds.

The manufacturers claim that MoorMasterâ„¢ has completed more than 100,000 mooring operations to date, container and bulk handling and lock applications worldwide.

"In addition to the high degree of safety o....

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