New Linkspan for Berth 4

Towage of a 70m linkspan* from Holland to the Port of Felixstowe.

The new linkspan will allow the port to accommodate larger Ro/Ro vessels and improve the efficiency of vessel operations.

*A linkspan or link-span is a type of drawbridge used mainly in the operation of moving vehicles on and off a RO-RO vessel or ferry, particularly to allow for tidal changes in water level. Linkspans are usually found at ferry terminals where a vessel uses a combination of ramps either at the stern, bow or side to load or unload cars, vans, trucks and buses onto the shore, or alternately at the stern and/or the bow to load or unload railroad cars.

Picture courtesy BEHUMA