Hamburg, 30 May 2018. The Container Ship Safety Forum (CSSF) held its latest members’ meeting with 25 participants in Vancouver, Canada on 17 and 18 May 2018. The meeting was kindly hosted by CSSF member Seaspan Ship Management Ltd. in their premises in Vancouver.
Besides CSSF members also three observers from non-member container ship management and liner companies participated in the successful meeting.
Amongst other topics, attendees shared experiences and best practices within the context of safety of navigation, ballast voyages and pilot management during the meeting.
Furthermore, the agenda included the presentation of the CSSF performance data of 2017 and adoption of the corresponding report. CSSF performance is measured using KPIs related to health, safety, environmental protection, port state control and navigational safety.
The CSSF’s Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF, as per OCIMF definitions) for 2017 was 1.16 which is a slight improvement compared to 1.19 in 2016. The performance report also includes data for the members’ performance during Port State Control (PSC) Inspections. The average number of deficiencies perPSC Inspection significantly decreased to 0.83 in 2017 (1.10 in 2016) for the CSSF members’ vessels.
The meeting was supported with expertise and valuable insights from LISCR, Lovoy A/S and BMT Surveys.