Maritime risk management organisation RightShip launched its safety score and platform on February 8. It has been designed to improve safety standards for shipping.

Steen Lund

RightShip said that it has spent the last two years building and refining the safety score – a metric that enables the entire industry to responsibly improve the safety of vessel operations. The company’s Qi platform has now been made ‘read-only’ and will go offline on February 15, 2021.

The safety score ensures there are minimum standards that all vessels meet and clear actions to take to improve the score. RightShip said this creates a level playing field for all vessels. It also supports RightShip’s vetting customers, including charterers, ports and terminals, by providing key insights on a vessel or operator’s performance as the first step in their due diligence process, the company said.

Steen Lund, ceo of RightShip, said: “We believe the new safety score is a product that will make significant changes to the way shipping operates and lead to greater safety, sustainability and welfare outcomes.

“It is an important step in our digitalisation process; with all communication housed on one platform, we believe it will enhance efficiency and transparency for our customers and we wish to thank the industry for its feedback and support in the development and implementation,” he added.