Att.: Commercial, logistics and technical PA departments
Top priority- basics when constructing a quay is to provide for effectual loading/unloading of ships. Any damage, calling for maintenance work, any obstruction, preventing this basics, top priority, is causing more or less frequent costs and reducing clients value of investments made. Therefore – and for full benefit of unique advantages with HOOKARD/EDGARD popular, well known, marine mooring quay bollards, since 1984, now total concept ”3C” proudly is introduced – shortly below.
Marine Quay Fenders CT
New fender fixing system adds the ” missing link”. Experience from perfect functioning has proved:
The one fender that always satisfies marine ports business basics and therefore also is ”Alt.1” for CT is the hollow, cylindrical, elastomeric rubber element, with fix horizontal axial (diametrically loaded). Principle is not new. Recent photo from a 30-year-old installation at a very exposed and a multipurpose container quay at Scandia Harbour, PA Gothenburg, Sweden (PAG) is a unique, interesting, relevant reference. (Of course, at those rare occasions when fender rigid metallic structure, low friction shields, with rigid corners and edges etc., really are requested – and can not be avoided, those should be self supporting and equally assuring for fenders own, elastic alignment movements as well horr., vertical as perpendicular (parallel) – without in any respect loosing fenders nominal function capacity and safe calculability- robust functioning.)
For obvious reasons: chains, or any non-elastic fender suspension is of course avoided with CT and ”3C” systems. (Note 1 below)
BOLLARDS Calculable forces and safety are in reality safe only at clearance and consequently the newest marine bollard from CT and – may be the ultimate marine quay bollard – is for complete flush (clearance) mounting as well at top as at front side of quay. Flexibility and safety etc. are of course by same reason superior at smaller, closely centred HOOKARD/EDGARD units compared with big units, distantly spaced . Size is in fact very important – ”Small is beautiful”!