Navis, a leader in vessel stowage planning solutions, has revealed that five feeder liners have selected its on-premise solution StowMan in 2018.
The service, which has found adopters in liners such as UAE/Dubai-based Tehama Shipping and the Portuguese Transinsular, aims to improve vessel stowage through effective load list handling.
This is in to optimise vessel utilization and port calls.
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Feeder services, which provide logistical support in global shipping and increase service frequency, are required to ensure the efficient distribution of containers throughout the supply chain.
A growing trend of mega vessels has now made the role of feeder liners even more important, boosting demand for advanced stowage solutions.
StowMan, which is available to ocean carriers, agencies and smaller terminals, is also connected to XVELA, Navis’ cloud collaboration platform to connect ocean carriers and terminals.
Dr Oscar Pernia outlines end-to-end planning processes in a recent Port Technology technical paper
Commenting on the partnership with Navis, Captain Sherif Elbakatoushy, General Manager at Tehama Shipping, said: “We have chosen StowMan to optimize the vessel stowage which allows us to maximize loading with safer stability conditions.”
Antonio Oliveira, Fleet & Operations Director at Transinsula, commented: “To improve operations, we require central planning across all services.
“StowMan enables us to manage the stowage planning and optimize the cargo load based on accurate vessel profile information.”
Guy Rey-Herme, President of XVELA and the Head of Maritime Solutions at Navis, said: “The enhanced scope of planning and cargo handling functionalities of StowMan provides vessel planners with the boost in productivity that is needed to meet today’s requirements for efficient container shipping for all vessel sizes.”
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