Berths three and four have been extended to accommodate Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis-class ships (Image: Trelleborg)
Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico is using SeaGuard foam fenders and MSB-150 bollards from Polymer solution specialist Trelleborg to enable it to welcome more cruise ships.
The SeaGuard foam fenders have an ‘unsinkable’ cell polyethylene foam core and an outer skin that absorbs impact and is highly resistant to wear and tear. The new additions ensure vessels berth safely in harsher weather conditions, particularly at berths three and four which have 140-metre extensions to enable them to accommodate Oasis-class cruise ships
“The port has attracted more than 1.5 million passengers this year, so it was vital that we partnered with Trelleborg to guarantee the delivery of reliable foam fenders that would perform consistently,” said Otto Edwin Quevedo, port manager at Puerto Costa Maya. “We also required a solution that was easy to install to minimise downtime.”
The fenders’ low hull pressures protect soft-skinned ships and combine a durable, non-marking finish with low maintenance. They can be floated or suspended in water, against a quay wall or for ship-to-ship operations.
“Trelleborg’s unrivalled reputation and design capabilities meant the company was a natural choice to supply the project,” said Quevedo. “Trelleborg’s SeaGuard foam fenders and MSB-150 bollards provided the perfect solution and are performing as promised. We look forward to further strengthening our relationship in the future.”
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