Efficient cargo flow and quick turnaround in port
Many ships with RoRo capability, incorporate access by the bow as well as by the stern. The bow doors and bow ramp facilitate for an efficient cargo flow and quick turnaround in port. Most RoPax ferries need an efficient drive through facility. Bow access is also invaluable on train ferries, naval support ships and heavy lift ships. Bow access requires, by regulation, the highest degree of integrity. Some ships have three successive barriers to water ingress.