APMT wins Safety Award

 02 Mar 2016    Going Places

APMT Buenos Aires has won the ICHCA Innovation in Safety Award for its mobile port equipment ‘Safety Logging System’.

Mr Ki-tack Lim, Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), presented the award to APMT at the World Trade Centre in Barcelona on March 1, 2016.

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An APMT press release stated that “the Safety Logging System produced measurable proven results in incident reduction and behavioural responses from the workforce.”

The press release also added that “All entries had the common objective to improve safety in the cargo handling and related logistics supply chain.

“Overall, the judges looked for proven results, originality and the ability for the innovation to have a broader industry application.”

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Coordinator of the Judging Panel, Captain Richard W A Brough OBE, Technical Adviser to ICHCA International, said: “If this is a representative sample of how individuals, companies, organisations and innovators in technological development are working for the good of the industry.

“We commend all for their endeavours and congratulate the eventual winner and the highly commended runner up.”

Award Sponsor, TT Club also congratulated APMT, with Peregrine Storrs-Fox, Risk Management Director at TT Club, stating: “This initiative by ICHCA has our whole-hearted support.  

“TT Club continually encourages initiatives aimed at improving operational safety standards throughout the global supply chain.

“The quality of the developmental work represented by the entries in this, the inaugural ICHCA Award, is of the highest standard and we believe demonstrates a maturing industry that really is putting safety first.

“We hope that the impetus created by this award will indeed lead to a safer industry as a whole.”