KONE escalators' continuous operation allows an exceptionally smooth flow of people. They offer excellent value through a combination of safety, reliability, environmental benefits and energy savings. They operate smoothly and quietly, and provide low life-cycle costs.

Continuous flow between decks

Escalators are especially useful for moving large numbers of passengers between decks. They can remove bottlenecks at peak times, for example during embarkation and disembarkation. They are an ideal solution for RoPax ferries during disembarkation, for example, in order to achieve a continuous flow of passengers from the passenger decks to the car decks.


KONE escalators can slow to stand-by speed when no one is on board, adjusting power usage depending on the passenger load and minimizing start-up energy consumption. Tests show typical energy savings of 20-40%, depending on the passenger flow. Featuring the sophisticated ECO3000™ Drive, KONE Marine escalators set the standard for safety, reliability, visual design, space savings and environmental performance.

Aesthetic appeal

KONE also provides many aesthetic solutions to make the escalator an eye-catching feature of the ship. They have a wide variety of external cladding and illumination features that enable them to be easily integrated into almost any architectural concept.