In a statement,
the terminal operator said it was important to learn from previous incidents
and better compile inspection reports. The app, it said, will make it easier to
exchange information and collaborate on safety standards.
Global Head of HSE (Health, Safety & Environment) for A.P. Moller – Maersk
explains: “Across APM Terminals, we deploy thousands of people every day to
carry out lashing operations on a wide variety of vessels.
Launch of vessel inspection solution to solve immediate problems
“These people are
subject to risks associated with both the operations they undertake, but also
with the environment they work in. APM Terminals and Maersk have worked
tirelessly throughout 2020 to improve vessel operations and we are proud to be
launching this vessel inspection solution that brings people together to solve
The deployment of
new technology allows both port and vessel operators to have visibility of any
environmental issue that could impact the safety of people or the effectiveness
of operations both in the moment and in advance of arrival.
Gallagher added, “Having an
additional objective feedback on the condition of the vessels’ cargo area from
these inspections is a useful assurance that enables us to better evaluate the
risks of our operations and to focus on ensuring a safe work environment for
everyone working onboard vessels.”