ADC has been working on a state-of-the-art technology for a new system for cargo/vehicle transfer. This concept was developed for vessel-to- vessel transfer of cargo and/or vehicles. This unique concept is specifically design to allow such transfers to be performed safely and rapidly in sea states up to Sea State 5 where large relative motions between vessels occur.
In its ship-to-barge configuration (e.g. as a replacement for current RORO ramps) this unique concept avoids the limitations of current RORO stern ramps (inadequate structural strength when offloading heavy vehicles in high sea states). This same system concept, in its skin-to-skin configuration, provides the same benefits for cargo/vehicle transfer between ships in high sea states.