Marine fenders come in a range of different shapes, sizes and materials to suit each individual application. The suitability of each fender is dependent on three different factors: vessel size, weather condition and port structures. Larger marine vessels require larger fenders to withstand the impact, additionally high tides, low tides and wind power can affect the effectiveness of the fender. Australian Bollards can assist you in selecting the right fender to suit your specific requirements.
Pneumatic Fenders are the ideal solution for ship-to-ship berthing as they maintain large clearances between the hull and dock or other vessels. The risk of damage during berthing is minimised, pneumatic fenders have a high rate of energy absorption and low reaction force to reduce repeated contact with the hull, jetty or dock resulting in further damage. They are ideal for permanent or semi-permanent installation, additionally they are suitable for offshore ship-to-ship transfers. With a range of sizes from 300mm (D) X 600mm (L) to 4500mm (D) X 12000mm (L), pneumatic fenders are easy to deploy and suitable for areas with large and small tides.