Cavotec has launched a new automated mooring solution named ‘MoorMaster-as-a-Service’.
The subscription-based service eliminates the need for conventional mooring lines by replacing them with automated vacuum pads that moor and release vessels in seconds.
The service makes it possible for ports to take full advantage of their new, improved operations with mooring in less than a minute, reducing environmental impact, and the elimination of hazardous mooring lines, Cavotec claims.
Its technology minimises vessel motion, thereby improving port productivity.
Cavotec installs the hardware and covers all of the maintenance costs in a fully managed service.
This is one of the maritime industry’s first product-as-a-service offerings and offers a new way for ports and terminals worldwide to increase productivity, reduce environmental impact, and improve safety.
Mikael Norin, Cavotec CEO, commented, “This is the right time to launch MoorMaster as a Service. Due to our two decades of operational data, we can confidently offer performance guarantees.”
Norin continued that the ports will have a ‘set and forget’ subscription plan, with either flat or variable fees.
“We have long recognised that one of the biggest obstacles to greater port automation is perceived complexity and upfront investment,” he said.
“Now, we’re eliminating that and providing a completely new business model, making automated mooring more accessible than ever to ports around the world.
“We believe this model will be attractive to a wide range of terminals and contribute to a substantial increase in the adoption of automated mooring worldwide.”