Cavotec implements MoorMaster at DP World San Antonio


In a first for South America Cavotec’s automated vacuum mooring system is now operational at DP World San Antonio, enhancing safety, and crane productivity.

Cavotec has announced the inauguration of its MoorMaster automated vacuum mooring system at DP World San Antonio, marking the first implementation of an automated mooring system in South America.

The inauguration occurred last Friday and was attended by Juan Carlos Muñoz, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications in Chile, Curtis Doiron, CEO of DP World Chile, and David Pagels, Cavotec CEO.

The MoorMaster NxG system at DP World San Antonio will help the port enhance employee safety and increase ship-to-shore crane productivity by reducing vessel motion. Furthermore, the increased crane productivity together with faster mooring will shorten vessel turnaround times, thereby reducing vessel fuel consumption and emissions.

MoorMaster replaces traditional mooring lines with automated vacuum pads that can secure and release vessels in seconds with the press of a button. This system is currently utilised in various settings, such as container, ferry, and bulk terminals.

Swiss-headquartered Cavotec designs and manufactures automated connection and electrification systems for ports, airports, and industrial applications worldwide.

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