News & projects

Brand new Smart Bollard installed at ECT Terminal Port of Rotterdam

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!

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PORTS'22 |Honolulu, Hawaï|18-21 September 2022

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. 

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New project: 107 pcs of 300T Smart Bollards for Prinses Amaliahaven

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.

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Meet our massive 600 metric tonnes test bench for the Smart Bollard

For our brand new Smart Bollards, we have designed and are producing a testing rig. Just like the Smart Bollard, this testing rig is a one of a kind.

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Smart Bollard in full action during storm Eunice.

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.

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Trial Smart Bollard at MSC Terminal Valencia

MSC Terminal Valencia is a terminal dedicated to the handling of containers of Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), which is the largest container shipping company in the world.
At the end of last year we were invited by MSC Terminal Valencia to discuss the replacement of their standard bollards for Smart Bollards to moor their huge container vessels. 

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