Maritime International Provides Marine Fenders for the New Honda Port of Entry

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150,000 Honda automobiles are expected to be processed through the new facility annually.

Marine Fenders and Mooring Bollards

“Due to certain project demands, we needed to select a contractor and equipment vendor that we trusted would come through in the timeline we needed. Vortex Marine Construction and Maritime International met our stringent requirements with flying colors.

Auto Warehousing Co. has successfully operated an auto processing facility at the Port of Richmond since 2004. In order to significantly increase their processing capacity, AWC partnered with TransDevelopment Group to design and expand their existing facility, attracting the Honda Motor Co. to the new improved site. Once completed, AWC expects to process 150,000 Honda automobiles annually. During the initial design phase, Maritime International worked directly with TransDevelopment’s selected engineering firm, Liftech Consultants Inc., on the design of the fender systems and mooring bollards. Expedited engineering approvals were completed and fenders and bollards were ordered in advance of contractor selection to ensure a seamless construction timeline.

The project required a very aggressive schedule in order to meet TransDevelopment’s delivery commitments to their client. The overall project entailed a structural upgrade to an existing berth, and outfitting the dock with a brand new marine fender system and mooring bollards. Additionally TransDevelopment and the Port made major improvements to efficiency of the auto operation with better rail connections, road improvements and major parking lots for the imported vehicles. Maritime was ultimately awarded the fenders and bollards for the project based on their technical expertise combined with their unique experience with providing rapid production and delivery schedules of fenders and bollards. “Maritime International’s facility in Louisiana was a key component in making the Honda Port of Entry’s deadline. From an installation standpoint, their fenders and bollards installed very quickly which made our job much easier,” said Eric Van Zuthem, Vice President of Vortex Marine Construction.

“Due to certain project demands, we needed to select a contractor and equipment vendor that we trusted would come through in the timeline we needed. Vortex Marine Construction and Maritime International met our stringent requirements with flying colors. I would highly recommend both companies,” said Bill Robbins, Principal of TransDevelopment.

Project Award Date: 1/4/2010
1st Delivery Date: 3/20/2010

Details:
(21) MCN 1000 Cone Fender
6’x10’ Frontal Steel Panel /UHMW
(12) DB-150-2 Mooring Bollards

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