Container Skidding Systems

container skidding systems

PALFINGER MARINE has developed a complete system for skidding and securing of containers onboard SOVs. The system is operated by a radio remote control unit (wireless).

The system is operated by hydraulic cylinders. This ensures low maintenance costs and smooth operation. Each line is fitted with two hydraulic cylinders (one on each end of the sliding line) connected to the sliding line for pushing the skidding wagon and container.

Each hydraulic cylinder has a pulling force of 3 - 5 tons. With a friction coefficient of 0,2 it manages to push loads of 15 - 20 t each. By using two lines, cargo with up to 40 tons can be pushed. The system can move cargo at a speed of around 6 - 12 m/min. Each push wagon can be placed anywhere along the sliding rails. The carrier is easily connected to the sliding line by pushing down a handle.


In addition to the skidding lines, the system also consists of the following main components:

The movable guiding system consist of four (4) guiding brackets and is used to position the containers when lifted onto the sliding lines by the crane.

Movable container stoppers to be delivered and to be used for alignment towards locking system (sea fastening), two (2) for each container position outside hatch position. The stoppers will be delivered to ensure that the containers are fully aligned to the locking system. Container stopper brackets for integration in deck (2 for each container position outside hatch position) is included in our scope of supply.

Movable container locking devices for sea fastening of containers during transit:

  • Two for each container position outside hatch position
  • Four for the container located below hatch position


If you want to contact us, please get in touch with the following, responsible department for Lifting and Handling Equipment.

Lifting and Handling Equipment

Sales Team

Palfinger Marine Norway AS
Nesttunbrekka 97 | 5221 Nesttun | Norway