Safetytech Accelerator and CSSF look for new container safety tech

Safetytech Accelerator, established by Lloyd’s Register, has announced a new collaboration with the Container Ship Safety Forum (CSSF) to identify opportunities for technology to solve critical safety, risk and environmental issues with the shipping of containers.

The organisations will work together on a cargo fire and loss innovation initiative which aims to identify and pilot new technologies to reduce container or cargo contamination of the ocean by preventing cargo fire, loss and damage at sea.

“The Container Ship Safety Forum groups together key stakeholders to improve the safety culture and performance within the container shipping segment, which Safetytech Accelerator is proud to support via this Cargo Fires & Loss initiative,” said Nick Gross, Global Container Ships Segment Director at Lloyd’s Register.

“It is a good example of how technology or industry collaborations can solve real world problems through open innovation. We hope to see some exciting developments from working with CSSF members.”

CSSF members are companies or incorporated organisations that manage fully cellular container vessels, including major lines like MSC, Maersk and CMA CGM.

“We are happy to collaborate with Safetytech Accelerator, aiming to provide user-related input to the identification of risks and safety critical problems and to the development of durable solutions for same,” said Aslak Ross, Head of Marine Standards at Maersk and the first Chairman of the CSSF Management Board.

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