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Ropes

Producing ropes exclusively for the maritime industry since 1772, Timm™ ropes are used on some of the world’s largest and most technologically advanced vessels.

Through a standardised product range, we are now able to cover all your rope needs, from traditional fibre ropes to the new Acera™ high-performance HMPE fibre solution.

Quality ropes now with true global availability

Integrating the range of Timm™ ropes into our extensive product network means we can provide you the best rope availability in the market.

You benefit from:

  • Standardised, safe, quality ropes
  • Our technical expertise
  • Single point of contact
  • 24/7 customer service
  • Unrivalled global availability 

Acera™ ropes are more effective and reliable in swell conditions. We have not experienced any breakage, as opposed to other ships which were on the same pier/same day...it is like a “magnet” to pilots, mooring men and other ship officers as they can easily spot the difference between other common products.

Staff Captain – Mein Schiff 3 – TUI Cruises GmbH

Quality is in the detail.

Ropemaking is the art of craftmanship and science. Our ropes are the result of continuous development for nearly 250 years. With attention to fibre regularity, abrasion resistance and coating, our aim is to provide you with the rope quality for your vessel needs. Three centuries of ropemaking has taught us what it takes to make great ropes:

  • Efficient mooring operation
  • Safe and type approved ropes
  • Standardised products
  • Right quality at the right price

 

Learn more about our Ropes solutions

Vessel Specific Solutions

  • Container Ship

    Container

    The Timm™ Master range is the preferred rope of choice for much of the world’s container fleet offering reliability and strength at a reduced cost. With an enviable strength-to-weight ratio and excellent abrasion resistance, Timm Master standardised mixed composition ropes are also type approved.

  • Cruise Ship

    Cruise

    The Acera™ range of HMPE ropes is one of the preferred choices for the largest and most technologically advanced cruise vessels on earth. Offering high breaking strength, along with reduced mooring times, the Acera range’s performance is as eyecatching as its colourful coatings.

  • Oil Tanker Ship 2

    Tanker

    The Timm™ Master range is the preferred rope of choice for much of the world’s tanker fleet offering reliability and strength at a reduced cost. With an enviable strength-to-weight ratio and excellent abrasion resistance, Timm Master standardised mixed composition ropes are also type approved.

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Navigating Through New Mooring Guidelines

OCIMF has issued a new mooring equipment guideline, establishing new generic terminology, together with new test methods and rope management recommendations. Wilhelmsen Ships Service provides technical rope expertise and MEG4 certificates for Timm ropes, following recommendations from the fourth edition of the OCIMF Mooring Equipment Guidelines.

Wilhelmsen insights

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    Intelligent Mooring with Timm Smart Ropes

    Offering exact load information, in real-time, our Timm Smart Ropes system revolutionizes vessel mooring.

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    Lifespan of Ropes

    Determining the exact lifespan of a rope can be difficult, as there are numerous factors that can influence how long a rope can be used on board a vessel. In this article, the factors that affect a rope's service life and actions you can take to prolong the rope's lifespan will be discussed.

    Wilhelmsen insights |
    Veronika Aspelund , Business Manager, Ropes

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    Replace Ringtails With Single Tails

    With new testing for the entire mooring system, Wilhelmsen Ships Service recommends replacing ringtails with single tails. This article aims to give you relevant information on the attributes of ringtails and single tails, and their performances on new tension tests designed for whole mooring systems.

Our Solutions

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    Conventional Ropes

    Conventional ropes offer cost effective solutions. These floating, flexible and easily handled products have long been admired as premium mooring ropes.

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    Advanced Ropes

    Advanced ropes offer well-balanced ropes with a compact construction. These ropes are suitable where the mooring system requires a more complex solution.

  • High performance ropes

    High Performance Ropes

    Our aim is to change the market dynamics for high performance ropes. Acera™ genuine HMPE ropes are stronger than steel, with 1/7 of the weight – and 1/3 of a same strength polyester rope weight.

  • Strecher

    Stretchers

    Mooring tails are used to protect the mooring lines and to allow ships to sway and move with the environment. Our Mooring tails are typically used with steel wire and HMPE ropes, providing shock/energy absorbing within the mooring system.

  • Rope Protection

    Rope Protection

    These high tenacity guards are suitable for all fibre rope types. Chafe guards can be easily installed and can provide an instant defensive barrier against sharp surfaces and edges. The Timm Chafe Guard is highly resistant to mineral acids, alkali, electrolytes, oxidising agents and remains stable in aqueous acids and non-polar solvents.

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    Accessories: Mooring Connection

    This indispensable steel connection solution allows steel wire ropes or HMPE fibre ropes to work in tandem with fibre mooring tails. It is made from high quality stainless steel and is marked with MBL, SWL and serial number.

Need advice?

With offices in 75 countries supporting our non-stop operations in 2 200 port locations across the globe, you can be assured that we have the local knowledge and industry expertise to find the best solution to cater for your needs.

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