General Cable Introduces Shore-to-Ship Cables

General Cable announced on May 18th, a new line of shipboard cable and marine cable designed to withstand the rigors of a shipboard environment.  Their Shore2Ship™ THOF-E Shipboard Cable is meant to withstand the effects of sea water and ship motion as well as resistant to sunlight and repeated flexing.

Shore-to-Ship shipboard cables allow a vessel to “plug into” power sources while docked, so  the ships engines can turn off completely.  This means less emissions and other environmental impacts associated with the ship’s engines.  This process is referred to as “Cold Ironing,” and is the preferred emission-reducing method.

THOF-E Shipboard Cables were designed to eliminate the known problems associated with the original THOF-500 shipboard cable outlined in Mil-DTL-915/6k.  They are constructed with a 500kcmil tinned copper conductor, EPR insulation and a durable, dual layer, extruded CPE jacket.  The extrusion process causes the jacket material to fill in all the empty space in the cable’s interior, which gives the shipboard cable more durability.  THOF-E Cables are rated to 2 kV and 90°C.

Allied is an authorized distributor for General Cable products, including the THOF-E Power Cable and other shipboard and marine cable.  For more information on General’s new Shore-to-Ship line of Shipboard Cables, submit a RFQ online or e-mail us at

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