Port of Helsinki opens new passenger ferry terminal

Port of Helsinki opens new passenger ferry terminal
New Moor Master will moor passenger ferries more quickly and efficiently than conventional systems (Image: Cavotec)

Finland’s Port of Helsinki has officially opened its new passenger ferry terminal, West Terminal 2, which features an automated mooring system from Cavotec.

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

Cavotec has also installed its MoorMaster units, vacuum-based automated mooring technology that eliminates the need for conventional mooring lines. The remote-controlled vacuum pads on the quayside will moor and release Tallink Grupp’s new 212-metre Tallink Megastar and Tallink Star passenger ferries in seconds. This is much quicker than conventional mooring systems.

The systems will also reduce noise and emissions.

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
Monday, March 13, 2017