Counterweight system for ships gangways

Counterweight system for ships gangways

Easy man-handling of ships gangways

Gangways with a considerable length, used at terminals, often become too heavy to position onto the ship by means of manpower. 

Using a hoisting device becomes necessary but may not always be available. This may lead to dangerous situations and health risks.

Verhoef has developed a patented solution to enable one person to easily ride the gangway towards the ship and lift it upward. 


Advantages of the Verhoef Counterweight System:

  • One person can manoeuvre and lift the gangway, with minimal effort
  • Positioning the gangway without hoisting equipment
  • A balanced gangway, over the full vertical range, due to unique wheel pattern
  • The counterweight system fits all Verhoef gangways (new ánd existing gangways)
  • Available for lengths up to 12m

Are you interested in this system, that will make handling gangways at your terminal much easier, please contact us at