APM Terminals’ Vessel Inspection App has relaunched this February with new features to further support safe working environments for stevedores and other terminal staff.
The app is available in six languages: Arabic, English, French, Georgian, Portuguese and Spanish.
The app takes inspectors through a standardised eight-step procedure, ensuring consistent, comparable, and tracked results.
By digitising the inspection process, key concerns are reported consistently across vessels, and across terminals.
Inspectors are guided to ensure the gangway is safe before they board a vessel to inspect all relevant work areas and address concerns before operations start.
So far, 23,000 inspections have been carried out globally using the app which has been credited with elevating safety standards across shipping lines.
The relaunched app has already received positive feedback from inspectors from six pilot terminals, APM Terminals wrote.
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After recently winning first place in the industry-leading TT Innovation in Safety Awards on 23 February, Chief Operations Officer at APM Terminals, Jack Craig, said: “We are delighted with this recognition for the safety app we have developed in-house in collaboration with Maersk.
“The app provides a standardised digital platform for terminals to carry out vessel inspections, highlighting potential critical risk,” Craig added.