A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) has been announced as the winner of the Innovation in Safety Award at the awards ceremony in London for its APMT Vessel Inspection Mobile App.
This awards ceremony was collaborated on and launched by International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA) and insurance and risk management services provider for the transport and logistics industry, TT Club.
“We are delighted with this recognition for the safety app we have developed in-house in collaboration with Maersk,” said Jack Craig, Chief Operations Officer at APM Terminals.
“The app provides a standardised digital platform for terminals to carry out vessel inspections, highlighting potential critical risk.”
Some 20 award entrants were drawn from 13 countries, and their initiatives covered fields such as digitalisation processes, learning and predictive data application, as well as safer physical operations and equipment.
The three finalists gave presentations of their initiatives at the first live Innovation in Safety Awards ceremony in four years on 23 January, London.
Joining APMT as a finalist and presenting its Hazcheck Detect innovation, was software company, Exis Technologies.
Chief Information Officer, Mike Durkin said: “Hazcheck Detect can be accepted by competing carriers, offering the same technical solution with similar rules and immediate outcomes for cargo screening.
“This is critically important to prevent mis-declared and undeclared cargo being accepted or cancelled and re-booked on alternate carriers.”
Making up the finalist’s podium was telematics company, Intermodal Telematics BV (IMT), for its innovative Tank Container Temperature Monitoring.
“With our multiple temperature alerting system, we offer a digital answer to the increasing demand to transport dangerous goods safely and monitor them remotely,” said Bernard Heylen, Sales Director at IMT.
The awards ceremony was followed by a seminar which featured two discussion panel sessions on managing personal injury risk and minimising damage in cargo in transit.
This seminar included speakers from the logistics firms, DP World and ConnexBird, the software company, Rombit, the technology accelerator, Safetytech Accelerator, as well as TT Club and ICHCA.
Speaking on future events held by TT Club and ICHCA, TT’s Risk Management Director, Peregrine Storrs-Fox, said: “Through our own, and our colleagues at ICHCA’s cooperation with conference and exhibition organisers TOC, I am pleased to announce that the Safety Village initiative launched at TOC Europe last year will be repeated and enlarged at the same event in Rotterdam in June.”
“Providing a focal point for discussion and promotion of such innovations at a leading industry forum will continue to benefit the cause of safety in the supply chain and the development of new solutions to manage significant risks,” Storrs-Fox added.
This announcement comes on the same month that terminal operator, Husky Terminal and Stevedoring, became a new member of the ICHCA.