High wind caused lines to break from cruise ship at port in Rome. Exactly to avoid these situations we invented the Smart Bollard! Earlier this month, a moored cruise ship encountered difficulties due to strong winds. The bow line broke, causing the ship to drift away and the gangways to fall into the water.
Straatman will participate as an exhibitor at the 35th PIANC World Congress from 29 April until 03 May 2024 in Cape Town, South Africa. We are more than happy to welcome you at our booth 23 to learn more about our Smart Bollard system, our groundbreaking innovation which measures the loads on mooring lines in real-time. This data is transmitted to the terminal operator, Port Authority, and vessel, enabling more efficient and safe port operations.
Several interesting, challenging and smart-looking projects are reaching their final stage or are ready for shipment to various destinations all over de world: Various Quick release Mooring Hooks, Smart Bollards and Parts of bow couplings.
Back to the place where it all began: After the successful trial of one Smart Bollard along the quay of Hutchison Ports ECT (Europe Container Terminals) Rotterdam in the Port of Rotterdam, we recently installed 6 pcs of 100T Smart Bollards at the same terminal enabling Port of Rotterdam to measure mooring forces on an entire vessel!
Straatman will participate as an exhibitor at PORTS'22 Conference in Honolulu, Hawaï, from 18 until 21 September 2022. At this international port and harbor development specialty conference you can learn more about our latest development and innovation: The Smart Bollard.
Straatman will deliver 107 pcs of 300T Smart Bollards to Prinses Amaliahaven, the largest construction project in the port of Rotterdam. The first batch is ready and tested in our factory last week for type approval on SWL 300 and 600T load test. The first units will be delivered this year while the complete project will be operational in 2024.
Last Friday, Storm Eunice hit the Netherlands with gusts of 75 mph. With such storms there is a chance that the mooring lines will snap. This is exactly why we developed the Smart Bollard: by using our system, the actual load on the bollard can be followed real-time and the right actions on the right moments can be taken.