Navis, a provider of maritime software solutions, has announced the launch of MACS3 E-Learning, a web-based programme for container vessels that provides MACS3 loading computer system training.
Upon the completion of training, which offers critical knowledge and technology experience required by nautical officers, users earn a ‘MACS3 Ready’ certification, enabling them to put training concepts into practice immediately.
The MACS3 E-Learning program was developed with the guidance of academics from the University of Applied Sciences Flensburg, the Maritime Centre, and will apply to both experienced mariners and student officers.
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According to a statement, further education is “essential” as loading computers evolve from a standalone solution to a more advanced data source, capable of facilitating better communication and collaboration throughout the shipping supply chain.
Gerald Lange, MACS3 Product Manager at Navis, said: “A quality training program to immerse nautical officers is of upmost importance for ship owners and crewing agencies.
“With MACS3 E-Learning, we have defined basic standards by which customers become qualified MACS3 users, providing valuable instruction on container vessel loading and stability concepts and offer a certification once the training is complete.”
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Navis presented MACS3 E-Learning at the SMM Maritime Trade Fair in Hamburg, where it also previewed MASC3 Connected: the next generation of Navis’ cloud computing system.
MACS3 Connected will add new vessel information to its current store of over 5,000 ship profiles, giving ship owners, liner operators, terminals and ports access to more data than before.
Guy Rey-Herme, President of XVELA and Head of Maritime Solutions at Navis, commented: “Real-time information and data is key when it comes to cargo operations, but having easy access to that data is another challenge.
“We’re excited to preview MACS3 Connected at SMM for the first time as we increase our cloud capabilities across our software solutions, furthering our goal to make Navis’ full product suite more connected for our dynamic customer base.”
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