CSL Receives IBJ 'Safety in Bulk Handling' Award

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

CSL was honoured to receive the prestigious Award for Safety in Bulk Handling at the International Bulk Journal (IBJ) Awards this evening in Hamburg, Germany. The award was presented to CSL in recognition of its innovative work to improve seafarer safety when operating landing booms. 

“I am extremely proud of our technical and safety teams who, with their ingenuity and tenacity have refined the landing boom equipment and procedures,” said Louis Martel, President and CEO of the CSL Group. “Thanks to their efforts, the risks associated with embarking/disembarking vessels via the landing boom and seaway ladder have been significantly reduced.

“We are honoured to receive this award and contribute to improving the safety and welfare of seafarers at CSL and throughout the Great Lakes.”

CSL’s landing boom findings and improvements have been shared with the St Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation, seafarers unions and other ship operators that service the Great Lakes and St Lawrence Seaway to ensure greater safety throughout the industry.

Above photo caption: CSL Europe's David Gajlewicz (left) and Helge Sandvik (right) accept the award on behalf of CSL.


The foundation of the landing boom safety improvement is a rate of descent limiter with retrieval capability, combined with an easy to release tether line for the shoreperson.