Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, has announced that COSCO-owned carrier Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has chosen to equip its vessel fleet with Navis’ StowMan software.
OOCL currently operates more than 100 container ships that range between capacities of 2,900 and 21,400 TEU, all of which are organized by stowage planners based in strategic planning regions.
The stowage planning solution from Navis, according to a statement, utilizes the results of the stability and stress calculations, slot definitions and lashing rules – in addition to dangerous goods segregation and stowage rules – to effectively manage the stowing of containers.
This data, produced by Navis’ onboard loading computer MACS3, also helps to optimize the cargo load and trim based on accurate vessel profile information.
Over 50 carriers and logistics service providers, including a third of the top ten, are currently using StowMan to manage their vessels.
The growth of the solution has also been supported by the development of the MACS3 library, which has now increased to more than 6,000 vessel profiles.
Frederik Stork, Navis, discusses artificial intelligence and machine learning for container terminal operations in a recent Port Technology technical paper
Bruce Jacquemard, Chief Customer Officer at Navis, said: “We are encouraged by the growing momentum of ocean carriers leveraging our technology.
“Customers using StowMan have been able to achieve record stows, proving the value our product development strategy promises.
“Based on accurate vessel profile information, a comprehensive scope of relevant planning functionalities and the incorporation of latest regulation updates, users will be able to achieve the next level of productivity.”