14 mars 2016

Gleistein Ropes celebrates FLX Mooring System successes and more at Seatrade Cruise Global trade fair

Cruising towards even greater achievements with industry-leading, long-life mooring solutions

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Fort Lauderdale / Bremen, 14 March 2016

At this year’s Seatrade Cruise Global (formerly CSM – Cruise Shipping Miami) trade fair taking place 14-17 March in Fort Lauderdale, Gleistein is placing the spotlight squarely on its successful mooring range. Besides solutions including GeoTwin WinchMaster and GeoSquare Plus, the revolutionary FLX Mooring System will spearhead the Gleistein Ropes appearance. AIDAprima has recently been fitted-out with the advanced mooring system – and AIDAperla will follow soon – to join Carnival Vista as well as both Oasis and Allure of the Seas, already sporting the Gleistein flagship mooring system. Visitors to the Gleistein Ropes Seatrade Cruise Global stand, located in the German Pavilion, booth 2431-02, will be able to find out why the FLX Mooring System is increasingly becoming the option of choice for the world’s leading cruise line companies.

Greater reliability, easier handling and lower lifetime costs: with the mooring solutions Gleistein Ropes is presenting at Seatrade Cruise Global in Fort Lauderdale, cruise line companies are assured of making a wise investment. 

AIDAprima and AIDAperla with FLX Mooring System
At 300 metres in length each, the FLX Mooring System maxim of “the bigger the ship, the bigger the benefit” certainly holds true for the AIDAprima and AIDAperla. The system combines a low stretch main mooring line with a highly elastic tail acting as the economical sacrificial element. This means longevity of the main mooring line with Dyneema® is dramatically increased and the lifetime costs of the overall system are radically cut – as only the tail will generally need to be replaced. Moreover, it is much lighter than a conventional mooring system to ensure easier, safer handling and is also significantly more compact, thereby reducing onboard real estate requirements. The AIDA FLX Mooring System deal was completed by Bremen-based German shipping supplier Uwe Kloska GmbH, through a partnership agreement with Gleistein Ropes effective since January 2013. Previous FLX Mooring System fit-outs also include both of the world’s largest cruise liners – Royal Caribbean’s Allure and Oasis of the Seas – and more recently, Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Vista, which was also organised through the partnership with Kloska.

Mooring lines for all needs and preferences
Also on show at the Gleistein Ropes stand will be a range of other popular mooring line solutions: GeoTwin WinchMaster, which set new standards in winch and mooring rope technology upon its release, features tremendous dimensional stability ensuring best possible winch spooling characteristics while simultaneously boasting exceptional strength and abrasion resistance paired with neutral buoyancy. GeoSquare Plus, meanwhile, is a proven choice for tough assignments: it is particularly cost effective, durable, lightweight and is easy to splice. In addition, its special striped design lets twists be immediately recognised and also provides excellent visibility in water and against light.

Join Gleistein Ropes at Seatrade Cruise Global in Fort Lauderdale, 14-17 March 2016. The Gleistein Ropes stand is located in the German Pavilion, booth 2431-02.

About Gleistein Ropes

Gleistein Ropes is one of the world’s leading rope manufacturers. Founded in 1824 as a supplier for the vast north German shipping industry, the Gleistein group today not only services the cordage needs of international cruise shipping and other commercial marine operations, it is also highly successful in the area of recreational marine and for industrial applications. With a strong focus on reliability and durability, the company is recognised across the globe for its advanced textile rope production capabilities and innovative finishing technologies. Besides a range of more than 10,000 different types of synthetic fibre ropes, Gleistein can tailor just about any solution imaginable and ropes with DNV GL certification are also available for specific applications. Its state-of-the-art production facilities at its headquarters in Bremen, Germany, and subsidiary in Trencin, Slovakia, boast a combined area of more than 19,000m2 and are both certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2008.

Press contacts:

Thomas Schlätzer
Geo. Gleistein & Sohn GmbH
Heidlerchenstrasse 7
28777 Bremen, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)421 69049-31
Fax: +49 (0)421 69049-99
Email: schlaetzer @ gleistein.com

Markus Woltmann
slant' PR & Native English Text
Leuschnerdamm 13
10999 Berlin, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)30 36 44 11 04
Email: press @ slant.de