Enhancing logistic operations and ensuring total safety and comfort
for Port staff and passengers worldwide

The Cruise and Ferry industries are facing tougher challenges every day. Cruise and Ferry ships are increasing in size and passenger volumes are continuously rising. And as passengers increasingly demand better service, port authorities and operators need to adopt sophisticated passenger facilities and logistics, and to comply with ever stricter safety and security regulations. Attention must be paid to every detail to ensure fast turnaround times, cost-effective operations and safe and secure passenger embarkation and de-embarkation.

At ADELTE we believe in creating the best boarding experience for cruise and ferry passengers:
because first impressions make a difference.

In order to deliver successful turnkey projects, ADELTE controls every aspect, from top to bottom, of the design, manufacture, installation, training, operation, maintenance, refurbishment and spare-parts distribution for its complete range of solutions. This unique, fully integrated approach makes ADELTE a global partner which not only has the know-how, the experience and the resources to supply on-time, high quality, efficient and reliable Seaport Passenger Boarding Bridges and Gangways, but also enables cruise lines, ferry lines and terminal operators to provide passengers with a superior boarding experience, reduce operational costs and enhance logistic flows.

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World Leader
World Leader

in design, manufacture and maintenance of SPBBs for Cruise & Ferry Terminals

Turn-key Projects
Turn-key Projects

Award winning company, at the forefront of Seaport Passenger Boarding Bridge innovation

80% Of The Top 10
80% of the Top 10

Cruise Homeports operate with ADELTE SPBBs

Extensive Experience
Extensive Experience

More than 150 Seaport Passenger Boarding Bridges installed worldwide

Comprehensive range of Seaport Passenger Boarding Bridges (SPBBs) & Gangways


Mobile single-structure Seaport Passenger Boarding Bridge for maximum flexibility in operation and service range.


SPBBs composed of several steel structures that support the tunnel sections – particularly suitable for narrow berths.


Telescopic Seaport Passenger Boarding Bridge fixed at the terminal building end allowing elevation and radial drive.


Seaport Passenger Boarding Bridges with fixed elevation columns – particularly suitable for ferry terminals or ports without pier infrastructure


Single-structure Seaport Passenger Boarding Bridge with one or more tunnels perpendicular to the berthing line.


Movable or fixed single structure SPBB which is connected with one single door entry of the terminal building, particularly suitable for ferry terminals serving one type of vessel.

ARGOS Gangways

Ship-to-shore gangway allowing comfortable and safe boarding where no terminal building or fixed elevated walkway exists.

Unique design which best fits your passenger terminal particular needs.

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Passenger Boarding Bridge System Components

ADELTE’s custom-built SPBBs & Gangways cover all cruise and ferry terminal configurations, allow safe and easy docking operations and deliver
easy access for all passengers. Their unique design, advanced automation technology
and high quality components make ADELTE’s solutions the right choice for any boarding project.

Seaport Passenger Boarding Bridge specifications

Unique Design

Each Ferry and Cruise Terminal is unique and deserves the solution that best fits its particular needs. Our Passenger Boarding Bridges are totally custom-designed by an experienced team of engineers and designers who take multiple variables into consideration: architectural requirements, berth layouts and load strengths, tidal ranges, vessel type, port operational logistics, climate conditions, etc. Tell us your needs and we will design the optimal PBB for you.


ADELTE’s elevation and translation technologies, associated with a sophisticated active-docking cabin, enable our Passenger Boarding Bridges to fit the different door positions of vessels and to dock a large variety of cruise and ferry vessels, including those with overhanging lifeboats.

Integral Safety System

Equipped with multiple sensors, PLC-based control system, safety auto-undocking procedure, redundant electrical and mechanical systems, and a seismic, strong wind and fire-resistant design, ADELTE’s Passenger Boarding Bridges provide total safety for people (passengers and operators) and structures (ships and terminal buildings) and comply with up-to-date worldwide safety and security standards.

Optimum Comfort & Easy Access for all

We strongly believe that the moment a passenger enters one of our advanced boarding bridges they begin their journey. Therefore, design and successful technical conception are vital, with aspects like a comfortable tunnel gradient, handrails, non-skid flooring, significant thermal and acoustic insulation, hinged ramps with flat surfaces or wide tunnels for bi-directional passenger flows making a qualitative difference to a passenger’s perception of the service provided.

Superior Quality & Durability

Quality is a must. All our Passenger Boarding Bridges are designed for an operational lifespan of 20 years. The structure is made of high quality steel and receives paint protection which ensures the highest durability in marine environments. All materials are tested and the manufacturing process is certified in order to guarantee outstanding reliability.

Port traffic and logistics integrated design

ADELTE’s unique design guarantees that wharf logistic operations around and under the PBB can be realized in optimum conditions without any structure interference.


ADELTE has extensive experience in providing
an array of support services, employing highly
qualified personnel and using the latest technologies.

ADELTE keeps your SPBBs up to date

Our customers place a high value on the fact that we can design, manufacture, install, train, operate,
maintain, refurbish and provide spare-parts. ADELTE takes care of every phase in the life cycle of its products.

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ADELTE has extensive experience in the design, manufacture, installation and
maintenance of PBBs at airport, cruise and ferry terminals around the world