The ShibataFenderTeam Group has an unconditional commitment to their core values such as engineering excellence, value engineering and passionate dedication to first class fender solutions. However, our dedication goes far beyond designing and manufacturing first-class rubber fender systems. As a company that is engaged with influential international associations, we always do our best to foster potential progress. We acknowledge the responsibility that comes with our role as a PIANC Platinum Partner in terms of improving industry standards and recommendations.
PIANC Platinum Partner
ShibataFenderTeam is deeply committed to their role as PIANC Platinum Partner. PIANC – The World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure brings together international experts with a common goal: providing safe work environments and efficient operational conditions in ports and harbors. PIANC and its members provide expert high-quality technical reports and guidelines for the waterborne transport industry.
As a leading fender manufacturer and supplier it is in our interest to contribute to the goal of PIANC and to support the organization with all of our knowledge and expertise. Together with PIANC, we are working on improving industry standards as well as PIANC recommendations, for instance through intensive efforts in the PIANC Working Group 145 'Berthing Velocities and Fender Design’ or the current update of WG33 ‘Guidelines for the Design of Fender Systems’.
Updating ‘Guidelines for the Design of Fender Systems’
PIANCs ‘Guidelines for the Design of Fender Systems’ have been a well-established reference for the entire marine industry for decades. The PIANC MarCom Working Group (WG) 211, consisting of members of the industry, including leading fender manufacturers, focuses on needed updates of the guideline to meet latest requirements set by stakeholders, and to ensure an approach to fender testing and design that leaves no room for interpretation. Content matters include changes in vessel designs and hull pressure requirements, advances in design methods of fender systems, and important research of fender manufacturers. ShibataFenderTeam looks forward to the fruitful exchange with all WG members and trusts that the outcome will reflect changed needs of the industry, further enhance fender design guidelines to always ensure port safety. Visit http://www.pianc.org/ to get more information on the update of PIANC’s 2002 guidelines.
Membership at Asociación Técnica de Puertos y Costas Spain (ATPYC)
Since beginning of 2019, ShibataFenderTeam Spain is a Corporate Member of the Spanish section of PIANC, the ‘Asociación Técnica de Puertos y Costas’ (ATPYC). ATPYC was founded in 1998 and is one of the many National Sections of PIANC.
ATPYC has a very active and engaged community of members and as a Corporate Member, we became part of a well-connected association and will be able to further expand our connections to the national port association, including main port authorities, contractors and engineers. Our sales engineers in Spain are members of the Spanish working group for fender design, which we support with our expertise and experience.
Supporting PIANC Young Professionals
ShibataFenderTeam closely cooperates with the Young Professionals at PIANC. The PIANC Young Professional Commission provides a chance for the younger generation to get involved in networking events, technical visits and working groups. In 2018, ShibataFenderTeam has supported several PIANC Young Professional networking events such as excursions and presentations in Spain and Argentina. In the spirit of our role as PIANC Platinum Partner we are glad about the opportunity to support the PIANC Young Professionals Commission and foster young successful engineers with great potential.
Our news article gives detailled information about our cooperation with the Young Professionals.
As a world leading fender specialists, we consider it our responsibility to do our part for the industry by sharing our know-how with engineers and end users alike. In the past ShibataFenderTeam has organized several technical seminars to share knowledge about the design, manufacturing and testing of fender systems. The extensive presentations by our fender specialists cover major aspects in the fender design process, essential for high performance systems.
Several technical seminars took place in Singapore, Indonesia and Germany, as well as a roadshow throughout the East, West and Gulf Coast of the United States. The positive feedback received from each seminar proves the value of our holistic approach and encourages us to keep organizing seminars in the future.
If your company is interested in a technical seminar feel free to contact us.