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Shipping Container Gangway Manufacturer


Cargo, tanker, and container ships are the backbone of international trade, carrying billions of tons of goods to destinations around the world. Optimize cargo stowage and handling as well as worker efficiency and safety aboard these giants of the sea with high-performance accessibility solutions from Safe Harbor. 

We are a top manufacturer of standard and custom access, loading, and safety systems for the maritime sector and its supply chain partners. Our full suite of Occupational Safety and Health Administration-complaint gangways, ramps, bridges, loading arms, and ladders fuel the growth of marine freight traffic by improving operational functionality, security, and environmental sustainability.


Why Do You Need Access Systems For Cargo Vessels?

Modern ships are very different from those operating a century ago. The most significant innovations have to do with size, speed, specialization, and the automation of at-sea and in-port activities. These advancements enable vessels to travel faster, farther, and in more challenging conditions. Crew and supervisors aboard these structures face the following dangers: 

  • Slip-and-fall hazards
  • Extreme weather
  • Overcrowding
  • Restricted access

One thing companies can do to optimize long-distance maritime freight transport is an investment in high-quality equipment. Proper tools improve reliability, safety, and efficiency.

Types of Cargo Ship Access Systems

Creating safe, secure, and efficient access aboard a vessel increases operational performance and employee safety, which helps speed up cargo handling while reducing costs. Safe Harbor manufactures a variety of access system solutions for container ships. 

  • Stage gangways
  • Truss gangways
  • Tracking gangways
  • Portable gangways
  • Telescoping gangways
  • Double-rung ladders
  • Side ladders
  • Vertical-climb ladders
  • Safety ladders
  • Rolling or telescopic ladders
  • Fixed ladders
  • Removable or portable ladders
  • Ramps
  • Loading arms

Shipping Container Gangway Features

Stability and flexibility are critical to the success of any maritime application. Features of our marine access systems include:

  • Adjust to changes in tide and offshore structure or vessel levels
  • Custom load capacities 
  • Custom widths and lengths
  • Self-leveling treads for gangways and ramps
  • Floating, pivot, and track mounting options

Simple and efficient regulation of marine access systems is critical to on-the-job performance. Safe Harbor can provide manual, hydraulic, and pneumatic controls.

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Custom Marine Access Systems

Cargo capacity and access are primary considerations for every shipbuilder, owner, and operator. The more efficient a container stowage solution, the higher the payload a ship can carry. 

A cargo ship loading arm or container barge gangway can reduce the cost and emissions per carried load while also increasing profitability and income. Tailor-made shipping cargo ship gangways optimize employee movement and safety as well as time in port. 

Our knowledgeable team specializes in the development of durable marine access systems using a proven consultative approach aimed at successfully addressing safety, productivity, ergonomics, and OSHA compliance. We design and fabricate tailor-made access systems for a wide range of marine freight transit applications. 

  • Petrochemical tanker ships
  • Cargo ships
  • Crude oil tanker ships
  • Produce ferries
  • Bulk carriers
  • Container ships
  • Liquified natural gas tanker ships
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Quality Construction 

Constructing a new container vessel is a significant investment, and decisions taken will define the ship’s operational capabilities throughout its lifetime. These structures are subjected to harsh, corrosive environments, and equipment failure is not an option. 

That’s why Safe Harbor builds access systems for marine applications from high-quality aluminum, which has a variety of beneficial performance characteristics.

  • Robust
  • Lightweight 
  • Resists corrosion
  • High strength-to-weight ratio
  • Easy to fabricate

OSHA Certified Shipping Container Gangways

Maritime workers are at serious risk of injuries when climbing from the shore to the deck of a ship or accessing a cargo hold. That’s why marine access systems play a pivotal role in in-port and at-sea operations. 

Improve maritime freight vessel accessibility with access systems from Safe Harbor. All of our products are fabricated from high-quality materials and meet OSHA standards. Custom options are available when operating environments require improved performance characteristics. 

Contact Us to learn more about our cargo and container ship access systems. 

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