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Cavotec extends leadership in automated mooring with Estonia order

Leading engineering group Cavotec’s automated mooring system, MoorMaster, has been selected for two passenger ferry berths at the Port of Tallinn in Estonia.

“We’re delighted to work with the Port of Tallinn to achieve the safety and operational efficiency improvements that MoorMaster offers,” says Patrick Mares, president, Cavotec Ports & Maritime. “We see this as a result of our continuous investment in our solutions to better meet the challenges our customers face.”

The systems will moor large ro-pax vessels that make several daily crossings between Tallinn and the Finnish capital Helsinki, where MoorMaster systems have been in use since 2016. In June this year, the Port of Turku in Finland announced that it was installing a multi-unit MoorMaster system.

Twenty years after the first system entered service, MoorMaster is still the only established automated mooring technology on the market. Cavotec claims that MoorMaster improves safety, reduces environmental impact, and substantially increases operational efficiency by removing conventional mooring lines from the mooring process. This dramatically reduces mooring times, vessel motion, fuel consumption and emissions. To date, more than 80 MoorMaster systems have performed some 500,000 moorings at ferry, bulk and container handling ports, as well as lock and ship-to-ship applications worldwide.

- July 2019

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