Producing ropes exclusively for the maritime industry since 1772, Timm™ ropes are used on some of the world’s largest and most technologically advanced vessels.

Through a standardised product range, we are now able to cover all your rope needs, from traditional fibre ropes to the new Acera™ high-performance HMPE fibre solution.

Quality ropes now with true global availability

Integrating the range of Timm™ ropes into our extensive product network means we can provide you the best rope availability in the market.

You benefit from:

  • Standardised, safe, quality ropes
  • Our technical expertise
  • Single point of contact
  • 24/7 customer service
  • Unrivalled global availability 

Acera™ ropes are more effective and reliable in swell conditions. We have not experienced any breakage, as opposed to other ships which were on the same pier/same day...it is like a “magnet” to pilots, mooring men and other ship officers as they can easily spot the difference between other common products.

Staff Captain – Mein Schiff 3 – TUI Cruises GmbH

Quality is in the detail.

Ropemaking is the art of craftmanship and science. Our ropes are the result of continuous development for nearly 250 years. With attention to fibre regularity, abrasion resistance and coating, our aim is to provide you with the rope quality for your vessel needs. Three centuries of ropemaking has taught us what it takes to make great ropes:

  • Efficient mooring operation
  • Safe and type approved ropes
  • Standardised products
  • Right quality at the right price


Learn more about our Ropes solutions

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Wilhelmsen insights

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    An overview of the regulations and guidelines governing mooring lines

    We give a snapshot of the relevant regulatory framework governing the mooring process and mooring equipment (including ropes), and the key concepts they introduce. Find out the risks and pain points of non-compliance and how best to comply by only using certified ropes that are fit for purpose, alongside an effective Line Management Plan (LMP).

    Wilhelmsen insights |
    Thomas Caradec, Product Management and Planning Director Mooring

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    Differences in technology qualification for mooring ropes with Anti Snap-Back features

    With various types of certificates associated with mooring ropes, navigating the differences between a statement of qualified technology and other certifications can be challenging. This article provides an overview of the main types of certificates and why you need to obtain them from the ropes supplier.

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    Why improper mooring tail selection compromises safety

    “Choosing to buy a lower-strength, lighter mooring tail than the rope is a misguided strategy that can compromise the integrity of your entire mooring configuration and the safety of those tasked with handling the lines", says Mark Levis, Wilhelmsen Ships Service Technical Sales Manager (Chemicals & Ropes) for North America. Here he explains how to ensure your tail is fit for purpose from the outset in order to optimize the lifetime and safety performance of your mooring solution.

    Wilhelmsen insights |
    Thomas Caradec, Technical Product Manager, Ropes

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    Selecting the right rope - Why should you be looking at LDBF?

    In the history of ship mooring, diameter has often been the only criterium in the selection of ropes. Today, it is still commonly used to compare mooring ropes, with common advice being that thicker ropes should be chosen for heavier vessels. The article examines how the measured diameter may differ from the value listed in product descriptions and why you should be looking at Line Design Break Force (LDBF).

    Wilhelmsen insights |
    Thomas Caradec, Technical Product Manager, Ropes

Vessel Specific Solutions

  • Container Ship


    The Timm™ Master range is the preferred rope of choice for much of the world’s container fleet offering reliability and strength at a reduced cost. With an enviable strength-to-weight ratio and excellent abrasion resistance, Timm Master standardised mixed composition ropes are also type approved.

  • Cruise Ship


    The Acera™ range of HMPE ropes is one of the preferred choices for the largest and most technologically advanced cruise vessels on earth. Offering high breaking strength, along with reduced mooring times, the Acera range’s performance is as eyecatching as its colourful coatings.

  • Oil Tanker Ship 2


    The Timm™ Master range is the preferred rope of choice for much of the world’s tanker fleet offering reliability and strength at a reduced cost. With an enviable strength-to-weight ratio and excellent abrasion resistance, Timm Master standardised mixed composition ropes are also type approved.

Our Solutions

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    Conventional Ropes

    Conventional ropes offer cost effective solutions. These floating, flexible and easily handled products have long been admired as premium mooring ropes.

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    Advanced Ropes

    Advanced ropes offer well-balanced ropes with a compact construction. These ropes are suitable where the mooring system requires a more complex solution.

  • High performance ropes

    High Performance Ropes

    Our aim is to change the market dynamics for high performance ropes. Acera™ genuine HMPE ropes are stronger than steel, with 1/7 of the weight – and 1/3 of a same strength polyester rope weight.

  • Strecher


    Mooring tails are used to protect the mooring lines and to allow ships to sway and move with the environment. Our Mooring tails are typically used with steel wire and HMPE ropes, providing shock/energy absorbing within the mooring system.

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    Rope Protection

    These high tenacity guards are suitable for all fibre rope types. Chafe guards can be easily installed and can provide an instant defensive barrier against sharp surfaces and edges. The Timm Chafe Guard is highly resistant to mineral acids, alkali, electrolytes, oxidising agents and remains stable in aqueous acids and non-polar solvents.

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    Accessories: Mooring Connection

    This indispensable steel connection solution allows steel wire ropes or HMPE fibre ropes to work in tandem with fibre mooring tails. It is made from high quality stainless steel and is marked with MBL, SWL and serial number.

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    Onboard Ropes Inspection

    We offer visual inspections of mooring ropes on board your vessel, providing inspection reports and recommendations for your mooring lines and arrangements.

Need advice?

With offices in 75 countries supporting our non-stop operations in 2 200 port locations across the globe, you can be assured that we have the local knowledge and industry expertise to find the best solution to cater for your needs.

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