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A collaboration with the CSSF to help prevent cargo fire and loss


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

The CSSF is specifically working with Safetytech Accelerator on a cargo fire and loss innovation initiative which aims to reduce container or cargo contamination of the ocean by preventing cargo fire, loss and damage at sea.

To achieve this, we will identify the opportunities for making a big impact, understand the gaps in technology, source and pilot new technology.

CSSF members collaborate to advance the continuous improvement of safety culture and performance in the container shipping industry through measurement, reporting and benchmarking, sharing best practices and engaging with key stakeholders to develop durable solutions.

CSSF members are those companies or incorporated organisations that manage fully cellular container vessels.

Aslak Ross, Head of Marine Standards at Maersk A/S and First Chairman of the CSSF Management Board: “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.”

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

Initially the engagement included presenting to CSSF members, followed by one-to-one member sessions to help shape the initiative, and eventually sharing the results of these engagements with other members.

There are still a few spaces available for ship owner-operators who wish to participate in the initiative.  Watch this space for further announcements or get in touch if your company is interested in working towards solutions together.


About the CSSF

Launched in 2014 and incorporated in 2018 as a registered association, the CSSF is a global business-to-business network and industry association that is aiming to improve safety performance and management practices in the container shipping industry.

About Safetytech Accelerator

Safetytech Accelerator is a non-profit established by Lloyd’s Register. It is the first fully dedicated technology accelerator focused on safety and risk in industrial sectors. Their mission is to make the world safer and more sustainable through wider adoption of safetytech.