In order to offer better service to its customers during their calls at Le Havre, HAROPA PORT has installed a solution enabling vessels to remain securely moored along the quayside.
n order to ensure the safety of boatage and mooring operations, HAROPA PORT, in consultation with boatmen, pilots, owners and stevedores in Le Havre, conducted a study in 2019 involving installation of centimetric GPS units on around forty ships. The objective was to measure and qualify such effects with a view to considering potential technical solutions.
Building on the results obtained, HAROPA PORT decided to equip the port with the ShoreTension solution developed by KRVE, boatmen operating in the port of Rotterdam. This consists of special mooring ropes in Dyneema attached to hydraulic rams. This standalone system is additional to the ship’s conventional mooring.
Using solar power, the system records the data remotely, most notably enabling terminal operators and ships’ masters to monitor the applied tension in real time.
The port actors concerned automatically receive a text message immediately the system registers an abnormal level of tension on a mooring line.
The system also offers greater flexibility since it can be positioned on any quay, irrespective of level.