Commissioning Smart Bollard project at MSC Terminal Valencia
Our engineering team was in Valencia this week for the commissioning of Smart Bollards at the terminal which is dedicated to the world’s largest container shipping company, MSC.
Why the switch from standard bollard to smart ones? MSC wants to safely moor their massive container vessels. In bad weather, high waves and storms can put too much load on mooring lines. If they break, the ship could drift away, causing serious accidents.
But with Smart Bollards, we can prevent this. They provide a real-time view of the loads on the mooring lines. Our advanced MoorControl software system provides clear data to the Terminal Operator, Port Authority, and vessel owners. This leads to safer and more efficient use of the port.