Port gives automated mooring eco-credit

MoorMaster system The existing MoorMaster system was installed at the Port of Helsinki in 2016. Image: Cavotec

A Finnish port has made a repeat order for an automated mooring system as part of its efforts to optimise safety and efficiency and reduce environmental impact.

This is the second time the Port of Helsinki has ordered Cavotec’s MoorMaster automated mooring system, which has automated vacuum pads that moor and release vessels in seconds to save on fuel, reduce emissions and noise pollution.

“An auto-mooring system decreases the time taken for vessel mooring and release. The time saved amounts to significant reductions in fuel consumption, improved local air quality and reduced noise pollution,” said Sari Nevanlinna, vice president of passenger services at the Port of Helsinki.

“The Port of Helsinki is committed to reducing the carbon footprint of harbour operations through its Carbon Neutral programme,” added Ms Nevanlinna.

Operational efficiency

“MoorMaster enables the improvements in mooring times and thereby reduced environmental impact and operational efficiency that our customer is looking for,” stated Patrick Mares, president of Cavotec ports & maritime.

Cavotec will supply a multi-unit MoorMaster system for berth LJ8 at the Port of Helsinki’s Western Terminal. The 180m-long ROPAX ferry Finlandia will use the system two to three times a day.

The Finlandia is operated on a service to the Port of Tallinn in Estonia, where another MoorMaster system is currently being installed. A similar MoorMaster system was introduced at the Port of Helsinki in 2016, which has carried out more than 5,000 moorings to date.

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