Inland Towing

Marine transportation companies are now choosing SWOS’s HMPE fiber facing lines over wire rope for many reasons. In contrast to wire ropes, these lightweight, flexible lines have proven to eliminate injuries, reduce makeup and knockdown time, and reduce the number of deckhands required for push boat operations. Customers have witnessed increased efficiency with SWOS’s synthetic solutions, especially for those operating multiple winches.


20 Percent Longer Service Life

Push boat operations expose rigging systems to rough elements, so SWOS will customize your rope with chafe protection and additives to increase protection and maximize the service life of your line. We have over 20 years of experience with fiber rope protection utilizing various urethane coatings and fiber based sleeves. Because of our expert craftsmanship, SWOS ropes are proven to last 20 percent longer than competing suppliers.

Commercial Marine - Inland

Chafe Gear

The key to extending the life of your synthetic line is proper and effective chafe gear.

SWOS provides several custom fabricated chafing options for various operations. Urethane coatings, fiber sleeves, hook and loop systems, and hose chafing gear are all available for any size line.

Commercial Marine - Inland

Asset Management

With the SWOS Difference, commercial marine customers rely on our asset management service to ensure continued safety, prevent downtime, and remain compliant with regulatory requirements.

All of our products are tagged with serial numbers so customers can easily find pertinent product information and certificates for the Coast Guard in our web-based system. Additionally, we will send a field expert to perform onsite inspections of your lines and provide real time reporting.

Commercial Marine - Inland

Deck / Hand Lines

From deck lines to hand lines, having top quality, high performing secondary lines give you peace of mind in the event that your wire line or any other line fails.

SWOS will partner with you to determine the type of inventory you need on hand. Our products are made with high quality fibers, including polyester and polypropylene, to withstand exposure to harsh environments.

Commercial Marine - Inland

Face Lines

Size for size, SWOS’s synthetic face lines are as strong as wire and a seventh of the weight making them easier to handle and less labor intensive for deckhands.

SWOS’s synthetic ropes for commercial marine applications are specifically designed with the following features:

• Floats
• Torque-free
• Flexible
• Similar elastic elongation to wire
• Superior flex fatigue

Commercial Marine - Inland

Deck Hardware

Our top quality lines of clevis hooks, shackles, turnbuckles, hooks, blocks and other accessories are designed for maximum performance and protection to the rope.

Our Greenpin product line is ISO 9001-2008 certified and meets a wide range of other recognized standards. SWOS will work alongside customers to determine the most compatible hardware for an application and custom fabricate your hardware as needed.

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    Lightering / Ship-to-Ship

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    Ship Assist

    Faster Hook-Up Times with Lower Cost of Ownership

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