Cruise Ship Gangway Systems

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In 1993, after winning a design competition with other global engineering firms, CMC began designing cruise ship passenger gangways. Our unique gangway designs feature mobile and self-propelled capabilities to enable quick deployment against a variety of cruise ship configurations. Our gangways feature sophisticated controls to ensure passenger safety while automatically synchronizing gangway position to the movement of the cruise ship with tidal and loading conditions.

Feature Project: Mobile Passenger Gangway for Pointe-à-Carcy Terminal

Client: Québec Port Authority

Location: Québec City, Québec, Canada

Cruise Ship GangwaysThe Project

Competing against an international field of suppliers, CMC teamed up with a Québec City fabricator to win the contract for the design and fabrication of a mobile passenger gangway for the port’s new Pointe-à-Carcy cruise ship terminal. The award came after two rounds of bidding on varying options for the terminal. CMC presented innovative solutions capable of meeting the project requirements at competitive prices.

Project Goals

To design and fabricate a mobile passenger gangway that would be efficient, cost-effective and, in terms of architectural details, have minimal visual impact in the midst of venerable structures and dwellings adjacent to the cruise ship terminal.
Achievements

In addition to its ‘minimized visual impact’, the gangway’s features included:

  • Multi-rotor hydraulic drive system with longitudinal and transverse travel capabilities
  • Removable flooring system to reduce snow load effects during winter storage
  • Folding SAB system to minimize encroachments over the water during vessel movements
  • Simultaneous entry/egress at both ground level and at an elevated concourse level
  • Fast-tracking project approach in order to meet an accelerated delivery schedule
  • Articulated tower arrangement allowing travel over sloping terrain

This mobile passenger gangway was commissioned in late May 2002.

Corporate Profile: Cruise Ship Gangway Systems

Other Selected Projects

Passenger Gangway System for Northland Cruise Dock
Prince Rupert Port Authority in Partnership with the City of Prince Rupert, Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
Passenger Gangway SystemSituated near the historically named Cow Bay, Prince Rupert's new Northland CruiseTerminal utilizes a custom designed and fabricated Passenger Gangway System. Spanning nearly 40 meters each, its two ramps reach out over the water to the floating mooring dock and automatically adjust for tidal action to maximize passenger comfort.

Canada Place Mobile Passenger Gangways
Port of Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Mobile Passenger GangwayBased upon its successful track record, CMC Engineering and Management Ltd. has been retained to provide full design, inspection, and commissioning services for new gangways to be located at the prestigious Canada Place cruise ship facility.

Ballantyne Pier Towable Mobile Passenger Gangways, Port of Vancouver
Port of Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Towable Gangway SystemCMC Engineering and Management Ltd. provided design, inspection, and commissioning services for these new state-of-the-art mobile passenger gangways.

 

Mobile Passenger Gangway
VVV Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium
Mobile Passenger GangwayCMC Engineering and Management Ltd. was selected internationally to provide planning, design, and field services for the fabrication of a mobile passenger gangway located in the heart of the old portion of Antwerpen. The ability of this twentieth century machine to adapt itself to this venerable environment was highly lauded by the local press.

Mobile Passenger Gangway
Port of Canaveral, Canaveral, Florida, USA
Mobile Passenger GangwayCMC Engineering and Management Ltd. was retained to provide planning, design, and budgeting services for an
upcoming cruise ship facility passenger gangway. The local climatic conditions and architectural guidelines provided a
set of stringent requirements.

Ballantyne Pier MPG Support Servies
Port of Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Pier MPG SupportCMC Engineering and Management Ltd. provided planning, design, inspection, and commissioning services for a new passenger handling system for the Ballantyne Pier north berth.

 

Passenger Unloading Options for Pier 21
Halifax Port Authority, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Mobile Passenger GangwayCMC Engineering and Management Ltd. prepared a Report outlining passenger unloading options for Halifax Port Authority's Pier 21 cruise ship facility.