Transfer Systems

Transfer Systems

Ship Transfer is what separates a Shiplifting System from all the rest…

Pearlson Shiplift Corporation has been designing and building Shiplift and Transfer Systems for more than 70+ years, and over that time there have been different methodologies developed in order to meet the needs and demands of our shipyard customers. These include new and innovative ways of making the ship transfer process faster and more efficient for shipyard operations.


Two-Level Side Transfer Carriage

The Two-Level Side Transfer Carriage System has been utilized for more than 50+ years at shiplift installations all around the World.

This method of Transfer provides customers the fastest means of transferring a vessel, while also accommodating the lowest maintenance costs. This method requires a recessed pit and a large amount of available land to conduct transfer operations.


Electro-Mechanical Transfer System

The Electro-Mechanical Transfer System has been custom designed and built by Pearlson Engineers in order to meet the demands of the ever expanding shiplift market.

This hybrid solution offers both end-off and direct side transfer capabilities, with low maintenance costs. The bogies are electrically powered and transfer is completed with the use of a tow vehicle.


Self-Propelled Modular Transporter (SPMT)

The Self-Propelled Modular Transporter (SPMT) has been widely used over the last decade for the purposes of ship transfer.

This method offers customers unparalleled flexibility in terms of docking solutions, as these units do not require any rails or wheels, and therefore vessels can be “parked” anywhere within the available transfer slab.


Hydraulic Self-Powered Transfer System

The Hydraulic Self-Powered Transfer System is an industry proven solution to accommodate some of the largest vessel transfers.

The self-powered and load-leveling characteristics of this system enable the customer to avoid any type of “tow vehicle” to conduct ship transfer operations, as well as provide the ability to rotate the bogies hydraulically. This also reduces the manpower required for ship transfers.

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