Helsinki gets MoorMaster technology

MoorMaster has arrived at the Port of Helsinki MoorMaster has arrived at the Port of Helsinki

The Port of Helsinki has opened its new West Terminal 2 passenger ferry terminal where MoorMaster technology will help large ferries moor more efficiently.

The Cavotec MoorMaster MM400E15 machines at the LJF berth will moor the new-build, 212m Tallink Megastar and the Tallink Star passenger ferries three times a day each.

Mooring of these vessels takes a matter of seconds compared to conventional mooring that would take substantially longer. This means the ferries are moored safely, quietly, cleanly and more efficiently.

"The new auto-mooring system will significantly speed up the mooring and unmooring of ships. For local residents, the system also has the benefit of reducing noise and emissions," said a  statement from the Port of Helsinki.

Development of West Terminal 2 included the construction of a new berths and a terminal building, passenger bridges and access roads. It is the largest single investment project undertaken by the port in the past ten years.

The opening ceremony was attended by a large number of guests and a number of speakers, including Finland's Minster for Foreign Trade and Development, Kai Mykkänen, the CEO of the Port of Helsinki, Kimmo Mäki, the CEO of Eckerö Line, Taru Keronen and the CEO of Tallink Silja, Margus Schults.

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