Matson retained Liftech to design roll-on, roll-off (ro-ro) ramps suitable for transporting automobiles and light trucks onto and off ships.
Liftech provided analysis, design, and fabrication audit of the ramps, which were fabricated in China. We designed the primary structure, the articulation, structures to support the wheeled dollies, and collaborated with naval architects to design the ship interface structure. The ramps latch on and off the ships using winches mounted on the ships. The ramps have articulation to accommodate tide conditions, wheels for moving the ramps in the yard, and a structure for latching the ramps onto the ship.
Matson Navigation Company, Inc.
Oakland, California, USA