AP Moller Maersk recognised for Safety App

25 August 2023

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AP Moller Maersk has won a safety award for its AMPT Vessel Inspection App, at the ICHCA International and TT Club awards, which celebrate safety innovation within the cargo handling and transport sector.

The ICHCA is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the safety, security, sustainability and efficiency of cargo handling and goods movement, while the TT Club is a provider of insurance and related risk management services.

Exis Technologies and Intermodal Telematics were runners-up. All three finalists gave presentations of their initiatives at a London event, which reflected the broad categories represented by the 20 award entrants drawn from 13 countries.

“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, APM Terminals, which is part of the AP Moller Maersk group. “The app provides a standardised digital platform for terminals to carry out vessel inspections, highlighting potential critical risk. It underpins our continuous focus on safety throughout our operations and is a great example of how we can smartly deploy technology to be even better at this.”

Joining APM Terminals on the shortlist and presenting its Hazcheck Detect innovation was 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. We are honoured to be shortlisted for this award among a host of impressive entries.”

Making up the finalist’s podium was Intermodal Telematics BV (IMT) and its Tank Container Temperature Monitoring. “Safety remains a very hot topic across the tank container transport sector,” said Bernard Heylen, sales director at IMT.

“With our multiple temperature alerting system we offer a digital answer to the increasing demand to transport dangerous goods safely and monitor them remotely. We continue to work in the interests of improved service quality, and in maintaining social responsibility by preventing dangerous incidents.”

TT Club has been a driving force behind the awards since their inception, and is committed to improving safety. Peregrine Storrs-Fox, TT’s risk management director, said: “We are delighted that the award has continued to attract substantial interest around the globe and across the industry, again demonstrating a passion to enhance safety and dynamic action to make this reality. We are pleased to report that this passion is shared by such a diverse group of operators and suppliers.”