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Marine Gangway Manufacturer


A ship gangway, also known as a ship brow or accommodation ladder, is a passageway that joins a ship’s quarterdeck to the forecastle. Today’s use of ship gangways is for passengers to safely board and exit a ship, as well as for loading and unloading, and repairing ships.

Safe Harbor is a leading manufacturer of ship gangways and ship access systems. We specialize in ship access gangways used by the marine industry to provide access to ships and docks for transportation.


Ship Gangway Benefits 

Our custom ship access systems and gangways have earned the reputation for safe, reliable performance in heavy-duty operations in harsh marine environments. We ensure that we manufacture OSHA complaint ship gangways that are built to ensure workers' safety. For corrosion and saltwater resistance, we manufacture our ship gangways using aluminum alloys.

Types of Ship Access Systems

Safe Harbor is committed to workplace safety for barges and ships which is why we manufacture durable and long-lasting ship access systems and gangways. Some of the types of ship access systems we manufacture include:

Ship Gangway Features

  • Custom load capacities for ramps, bridges, and platforms
  • Custom widths and lengths
  • Floating, pivot, and track mounting options
  • Manual, hydraulic or pneumatic controls for telescoping and tracking gangways
  • Self-leveling treads for gangways and ramps
  • Pipe handrails that serve as an extra safety measure for operators
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What Should You Consider When Designing Ship Access Equipment?

We specialize in custom ship gangway designs and have the capabilities to design and manufacture your ship access equipment to meet your requirements while meeting your budget and delivery deadline. Our design features include:

  • Designed for worker safety
  • Construction using aluminum alloys specifically designed for use in marine and saltwater environments with welded joints that are corrosion- and saltwater-resistant
  • Designs that adjust to changes in tide and barge levels
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Ships That Use Gangways

  • Commercial Ships, including Cruise Ships
  • Cargo Vessels
  • Container Ships
  • Transport Ships
  • Naval Ships
  • Tankers

Safe Harbor Certifications and Commitments

Our marine products meet or exceed OSHA and OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) standards and can be custom manufactured to meet more stringent customer requirements.

At Safe Harbor, we are committed to providing you with a safe solution for access to your marine vessel and dock.  We will work with you to design and manufacture a ship gangway, ramp or ladder that will meet your exact requirements and will continue to perform well for many years. We support our products with superior customer service that will ensure that you are satisfied with your Safe Harbor product. Contact us to customize your ship access system today!

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