Columbia Mooring Winch Handles Large Vessel Mooring Lines

Columbia Mooring Winch Handles Large Vessel Mooring Lines

Application:  Hoist to raise and lower mooring lines on incoming and outgoing ocean vessels
Customer:  APM Terminals
Location:  Elizabeth, NJ
Hoist Model:  Columbia HF2100-2A33-L-02
Line Pull:  2,100 pounds on the first layer
Line Speed:  24.1 feet per minute on the first layer
Power Source:  230 VAC / Three Phase / 60 Hz
Special Features:  Removable hand-held pendant control with e-stop and a cable tensioning plate.

Why APPI:  Large, ocean going vessels understandably have large mooring lines that must be transferred from vessel to shore when docking.  APM Terminals, a major international container terminal operating company, was experiencing ongoing performance issues with an existing mooring winch when they contacted us.

After evaluating their performance requirements and installation restrictions, one of our Columbia HF2100 hoists was selected for the work.  With 2,100 lbs of maximum line pull and 200 feet of 5/16” diameter wire rope on the drum it exceeds all of their performance requirements.

The compact size fit easily into their allowable space and the tension plate we provided helped resolve their line spooling issues.  When the unit is not in operation the hand held pendant control can be easily disconnected and stored.

This unit has worked so well for APM that Chris Grech, their Crane Manager, said they intend to make this unit standard in all of their operations.

Please contact us if you would like more information about this particular mooring winch system or any of our other products and services.


Allied Power Products, Inc. has specialized in providing winches, hoists, capstans and cranes to meet our customers’ specific application requirements for more than 30 years.

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