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Commercial & Cruise Ship Gangway Manufacturer


Cruise ships and related commercial vessels offer fun and relaxing experiences for passengers. For every operator, the welfare of guests and crew is paramount. Safe Harbor Marine designs marine access systems for commercial and cruise ships that offer passengers safe access onto and off of the ship.

We are a top manufacturer of custom access and safety solutions for the commercial maritime industry and its supply chain partners. Our full suite of Occupational Safety and Health Administration-complaint gangways, ramps, bridges, and ladders improve operational functionality, security, and safety.


Why Do You Need Access Systems For Commercial Ships?

Whether passengers board for transit, tourism, or pleasure, business operators have a responsibility to properly maintain their vessels, provide adequate safety equipment, and comply with maritime regulations. Dangers they might face include: 

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

Marine Access Systems allow for safe loading & unloading of commercial ships. It also helps make sure that the passengers can easily and safely board the ship. 

Types of Commercial Ship Access Systems

Creating safe, secure, and efficient access aboard a vessel increases guest enjoyment and employee morale, which can positively impact commercial boating business operations. Safe Harbor Marine manufactures a variety of cruise ship access systems. 

  • 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

Cruise Ship Gangway Features

Functionality is critical to the success of any commercial maritime application. Here are some features of our marine access systems.

  • 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

Effective regulation of marine access systems is critical to at-sea performance. Safe Harbor Marine products are available with manual, hydraulic, and pneumatic control capabilities.

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Custom Marine Access Systems

Slip-and-fall accidents are common when cruise ship marine gangways are subpar or poorly fitting. These incidents can happen when on an open deck, transiting between floors, and embarking or disembarking. 

Custom commercial ship passenger gangways from Safe Harbor make for a high-value slip-and-fall solution. 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 commercial marine uses. Here are some examples.

  • Transportation
  • Cruising
  • Fishing 
  • Snorkeling 
  • Yacht clubs
  • Diving 
  • Ecotourism
  • Marine life viewing
  • Pleasure boating
  • Marinas
  • Ports
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Quality Construction 

Most commercial passenger ships, but especially ocean-going cruise liners, are far from shore for long periods. Equipment failure is not an option.

That’s why Safe Harbor constructs 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 Cruise Ship Gangways

The most common concern of cruise ship and commercial maritime passengers is safety. Improve their peace of mind with marine 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 commercial and cruise ship access systems. 

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