APM Terminals (APMT) has launched its New Vessel Inspection, a tool to facilitate safer inspections of ships and improve collaboration with shipping lines during port calls.
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.
Ruth Gallagher, 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.
“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 immediate problems.”
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.”