Port Charlottetown receives new ShibataFenderTeam buoys and fenders


The expansion project at Port Charlottetown, Canada, saw the implementation of new mooring buoys to allow additional berthing space for larger vessels.

The expansion project was launched in 2018 to extend the existing cruise berth by 270m, allowing two 330m vessels to berth at the same time.

The project, with a total value of $12 million, included the construction of four breasting dolphins and one additional cruise berth as well as the construction an access gangway, connecting the western dolphins to allow passengers easy access to port facilities.

Additional berthing space for larger vessels was created by the installation of mooring buoys. The project was completed in the third quarter of 2020 and will enhance existing and new port activities such as cruises, aggregates and petroleum imports.

The general contractor for this project was McNally Construction Inc. who entrusted our Canadian representative Davtec Marine Inc. and the US SFT office with the supply of Buoys and Foam Fenders.

Specifically, ShibataFenderTeam supplied four sets of mooring buoys with a size of 12.3 ft x 7.1 ft (3,750mm x 2,160 mm), each complete with Double Quick Release Hook and Navigational Aids, and four sets of Ocean Guard Fenders measuring 10 ft x 16 ft (3,050 mm x 4,880 mm).

ShibataFenderTeam also delivered 10 pieces of T Head Bollards with a capacity of 100 tons and five steel ladder sets, each complete with two DD Fenders for side protection.

All items were ordered in 2018 and then installed in 2019.

“We congratulate the Charlottetown Port Authority on this successful infrastructure project and are grateful to be a part of this development. ShibataFenderTeam wishes all cruise lines a successful operation at the Port of Charlottetown,” the company said.

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