The reputable international maritime consultant and supplier’s representative, ECKS MARINE, based in Hamburg will be German marketing and sales agency for LifeLadder, a new rescue ladder designed to increase safety in harbours.

“The LifeLadder fits 100% into our vision of making the world a better and safer place by bringing sustainable, cost- and risk-cutting solutions to the market. LifeLadder is one of the most revolutionary ideas the marine and maritime industry has seen since many years,” says Torsten Ecks, Managing Director at ECKS MARINE in Hamburg, Germany, and continues:

“I am confident that in a few years’ time the LifeLadder will be the preferred choice in most German ports whenever a conven- tional ladder has to be replaced as well as for new projects”.

LifeLadder — an innovative rescue ladder built in reinforced plastic — is invented and designed by the Danish company Port-Safety. Managing Director at Port-Safety, Kim U. Haaning, is thrilled to have signed an agency agreement with ECKS MARINE, as LifeLadder now is heading for production and the market in Germany:

“We looked for an experienced partner with a solid network and a passion for safety, and we found what we were looking for in ECKS MARINE. We are very proud of our partnership with Torsten and his team,” says Kim U. Haaning.

On the future perspectives for LifeLadder in Germany, Torstens Ecks says: “LifeLadder lifts up the safety standard of a port or terminal dramatically. Due to its bright yellow colour it can easily be seen by people in the water, and it has the option to be illuminated at night. In addition the LifeLadder requires zero maintenance, i.e. no de-rusting, no painting or welding. In fact the advantages of LifeLadder start even earlier, both in production and during transport LifeLadder saves the environ- ment due to its low carbon footprint. It is so light that you won’t need a crane or a multi-man crew to install it, yet it is very robust.

“Even if damaged, the modular design provides the advantage, that the damaged part can easily be replaced. Compared to conventional steel ladders —being galvanized or not — LifeLadder even has a longer lifespan” says Torsten Ecks.