Sea Cushion Fenders Installed At Blount Island Terminal

The Port of Jacksonville has installed twenty 6 by 12-foot Sea Cushion® fenders at the Blount Island container terminal in Jacksonville, Fla. The fenders cover about 1,800 feet at the two containership berths on the pier, and are installed along the dock face as a permanent part of the docking facility. They provide increased standoff and greater protection for the j e t t y and the vessels it serves than did the fendering originally installed at the terminal when it was constructed.

The Jacksonville Port Authority was looking for fenders with "properties of low maintenance, long life, and durable design." They found that Seaward International's Sea Cushion fenders offered these qualities.

A 1,200-foot wharf addition is being designed for the Blount Island facility, and Sea Cushions are also the favored fendering system for the face of this new wharf.

Sea Cushion fenders are available in sizes to fit all dock and ship-to-ship applications. For additional i n f o r m a t i o n on these fenders, write to Sidney H. Shaw, Dept. MR, Seaward International, Inc. 6269 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Va. 22044.

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