Stena Line

Stena Line is searching for novel approaches to improve port operations safety, particularly in the on-loading and off-loading of unaccompanied freight for our ferry and roll-off/roll-on vessels. The ideal solution would work with a broad range of freight types, haulage companies, and vessel types.

What's the innovation challenge?

Stena is seeking solutions that can be applied to cargo and passenger ships that travel in all of the world’s oceans.

Currently, Tugmasters are operated by Stena staff to retrieve unaccompanied freight that are parked at the port for loading onto the ship. Tugmasters at the destination port are then used to retrieve the freight and park again at the destination port for later retrieval by the haulage company.

Typically, port turn-around time is limited and port traffic (pedestrian and vehicular) is high during these off-loading/on-loading operations. The challenge is to develop a warning system for our Tugmasters to alert drivers or nearby pedestrians or vehicles.

The rear of the trailers is the most important safety issue for staff. The company is aware of permanent systems that are used for dedicated tractors and trailers, but the suggested solution would need to be able to operate between Stena Tugmasters and any haulage company’s trailer.

How to apply

Send your questions and proposals to Alan Gordon at Stena Line