Samsung Heavy Industries has developed a device that aims to reduce the number of containers lost overboard during rough seas. Initial testing has shown that the device can decrease container loss rates by up to 70% without affecting loading capacity or vessel operation. The shipping industry has been increasingly concerned about container losses, especially after several high-profile incidents in 2020. The World Shipping Council reported that 2020 had the highest number of container losses in recent memory, with nearly 4,000 containers lost overboard. In response, Samsung focused on securing the racks and lashing bridges to minimize container movement in bad weather. The device, called Special Structure Anti-Container Loss, has obtained certification from leading class societies and has undergone strength testing at Pusan National University. Samsung plans to begin marketing the device to container shipping companies within the year.
Container losses at sea have been a major issue for the shipping industry, with thousands of containers being damaged or lost overboard in recent years. The losses have been attributed to bad weather and vessel handling, particularly in following seas. While the industry has been working on predicting dangerous sea conditions and improving vessel handling, Samsung has taken a different approach. Their device focuses on securing the racks and lashing bridges to minimize container movement. Samsung’s device has been certified by top class societies and has undergone testing for strength and reliability.
Samsung’s device, known as Special Structure Anti-Container Loss, has shown promising results in reducing container loss rates during rough seas. The device minimizes side-to-side movement of containers, even in bad weather conditions. It has a compact design and can be easily installed on existing ships without affecting container capacity. Samsung has obtained certification from leading class societies and has completed patent applications for the device. They are currently conducting strength testing and plan to begin marketing the device to container shipping companies within the year.