Precision Tension Solutions in Houston, TX and high performance fiber rope manufacturer Lankhorst Ropes, a WireCo WorldGroup company, have announced a strategic partnership, providing a combination of comprehensive support services with state-of-the-art synthetic ropes to ropes shippers on America’s Inland Waterways.

Services offered under the agreement include rope training (splicing) and inspections. To ensure vessel operators maximize rope service life and crew safety, PTS and Lankhorst offer assistance with product selection, including customized synthetic rope solutions; once installed, rope performance monitoring enables continuous improvement in rope operations.

Lankhorst Ropes offers a range of maritime rope products with important service life, handling and crew safety benefits. Specifically, high performance maritime ropes as well as Lankonect soft towing connection, Strongline glow in the dark fiber rope, the easy to handle A3 Splice (invisible and 100% efficient) and high strength, hard wearing LankoEight rope popular with inland waterways vessel operators. All Lankhorst Ropes are OCIMF MEG4 compliant.

Precision Tension Solutions (PTS) supplies high performance synthetic ropes with complimentary rigging components to clients looking for class leading engineering, operational excellence and cost effectiveness. Under the agreement, PTS will provide sales support and undertake rope confection.

Commenting on the agreement, Mark Pieter Frolich, US sales manager, Lankhorst Ropes said, Lankhorst Ropes has over 200 years’ experience of supplying ropes for inland waterways vessels. Working with PTS will allow us to offer inland waterways ropes shippers with a range of ropes and support services that are proven to make a difference to rope performance and service life.

Casey Crozier, chief executive, PTS, welcomed the agreement,With this agreement we are better able to serve inland waterway clients’ needs through industry leading products and engineering teams. Working with Lankhorst Ropes’ range of high performance ropes will allow us to support America’s Inland Waterways in a way that complements our mission of reducing operator costs while maintaining uncompromised levels environmental and operational safety. 

“The products we provide are the only link between the power unit and the cargo being transported, there should be no sacrifices here when it comes to quality and predictability. it all begins at the fiber level and ends with the fabrication, Lankhorst has the highest quality fibers on the market and combine that with the highest quality manufacturing available. Precision Tension’s workmanship & service come together with those elements to form a supply chain that creates peace of mind for our clients.

International Workboat Show, New Orleans

Precision Tension Solutions and Lankhorst Ropes are exhibiting at the International Workboat Show in New Orleans, November 28 -30, on booth 1761.