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Navis StowMan helps break second ONE lift record

Stade, Germany - September 5, 2017: MOL Tribute on Elbe river near Hamburg. The third largest container ship in the world was built in 2017 by Samsung Heavy Industries. It is operated by Mitsui OSK Lines.
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Navis has announced that Ocean Network Express (ONE) recorded its highest lift for a 20,000 TEU class vessel – utilising 97% of the MOL Tribute’s 20,100 TEU capacity.

ONE held the previous stowage record of more than 19,100 TEU, which it also achieved aboard the MOL Tribute (pictured), in February 2019 at PSA Singapore.

Behind the success of both records is Navis’ StowMan vessel stowage planning software, which ONE leveraged for faster planning and to maximize the vessel’s utilisation.

One of the features of StowMan is its ability to check loadable weight, stability, stress and lashing results while stowage planning. StowMan, combined with Navis’ MACS3 loading computer was central to ONE’s latest achievement, the company said.

The two systems, working in tandem, allowed for better performance as the vessel command and stowage planner were in sync.

It further enabled ONE to take advantage of partnering with the terminal through the use of the Ship Viewer and MACS3 API services, guaranteeing smooth cargo operations during port calls.

Prior to the arrival of MOL Tribute, the port of Singapore had early visibility into the vessel’s stability and lashing results, allowing the port to deliver better quality and quicker load plans that were promptly accepted by the vessel’s command as well as ONE’s central planner.

“Stowage planning for safety, efficiency gains and cost savings to maximize the profitability of a vessel’s voyage, are significant requirements in the maritime business,” said Ajay Bharadwaj, Sr. Director of Product Management for Navis Carrier and Vessel Solutions.

“However, this is not always an easy task and it is therefore incredibly important to leverage the right operational tools to ensure success. We have continuously enhanced MACS3 and StowMan’s features and functionalities to enable smarter, more efficient, loading and stowage planning for planners and carriers. The recent success of ONE leveraging these solutions demonstrates their ability to realize material gains along the vessel journey.”

“The accurate visibility and advanced information exchange provided by StowMan, MACS3 loading computer, MACS3 API Services and Ship Viewer between the ports, MOL Tribute, and ONE enabled cargo operations to flow trouble-free despite the vessel’s record-breaking lift,” said Takashi Kase. Sr. Vice President of Global Vessel Operations, “Consequently, ONE’s latest record demonstrates a compelling illustration of what can be achieved when the right operational solutions are combined at the right time, in the right place.”

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