Side lock

Secure a smooth transfer for your ships
  • Side transfer your ship smoothly
  • Locks and secures your ship in service mode
  • Protects your shiplift
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Added security in transfer and service

The side lock feature of Syncrolift shiplifts secures a smooth transfer of ships. Especially when it’s side transfer off the platform. 

You can also use side lock to secure the shiplift in service mode, so the deck of the platform is higher than land. This places the shiplift further away from the sea, protecting the shiplift and giving relief to the wires. In this way, the shiplift is more protected.

The platform side locking mechanism secures the platform to the landside, ensuring the safety of both the ship and personnel by providing a failsafe connection.

Key Features

  • Enhanced Stability: The Side Lock provides additional lateral stability to vessels during the docking process, minimizing the risk of shifting that can lead to accidents or damage. This feature is particularly important in environments with variable water conditions or when handling large or unevenly loaded vessels.
  • Safety Improvements: By securely locking the docking platform's position relative to the ship, the Side Lock significantly reduces the risks associated with vessel movement during critical operations. This ensures a safer working environment for shipyard personnel and protects the vessel from potential impacts or structural stress.
  • Robust Construction: Constructed from high-strength materials resistant to marine environments, the Side Lock is built to withstand the rigors of heavy industrial use and adverse weather conditions, ensuring long-term reliability and durability.
  • Operational Efficiency: The Side Lock mechanism allows for quick engagement and release, facilitating faster and more efficient docking and undocking procedures. This can significantly enhance the operational throughput of shipyards by reducing the time ships spend in dock.
  • Customizable Design: Recognizing that different shipyards have diverse needs based on their specific operations and vessel types, Syncrolift offers customizable Side Lock systems. These are tailored to meet the exact specifications and requirements of each facility, ensuring optimal compatibility and performance.


The Syncrolift Side Lock is ideal for shipyards that require precise control over vessel movement during docking operations. It is particularly useful for facilities that handle large ships or operate in challenging marine conditions where additional stability is crucial.

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