TRELLEBORG, Sweden—Trelleborg A.B.'s marine and infrastructure operation has supplied Puerto Costa Maya in Mexico with SeaGuard foam fenders and MSB-150 bollards.
The products were part of upgrades to Puerto Costa Maya's ports to simultaneously accommodate four cruise vessels, one more than before, including two Oasis-class cruise ships, according to a Trelleborg news release. The parts were added to both sides of the pier.
"The port has attracted more than 1.5 million passengers this year, so it was vital that we partnered with Trelleborg to guarantee the delivery of reliable foam fenders that would perform consistently," said Otto Quevedo, port manager at Puerto Costa Maya.
Puerto Costa Maya, a tourist destination, extended berths three and four by about 460 feet, Trelleborg said. The port used the SeaGuard foam fenders, which use a polyethylene foam core and an outer skin made to absorb impact and resist wear and tear. The supplied products had a unique core design and a thicker fender skin. The foam fenders can be deployed floated or suspended against a quay wall or for ship-to-ship operations, and can be used in harbors or between vessels.