Navis has been selected to equip six 1,900 TEU gearless container vessels, currently being built in China, with MACS3 loading computers.
Established in 1984, MACS3 features a ship library of around 5,000 vessel profiles, including containerships and bulk carriers.
MACS3 fulfils the requirements of the Chinese Classification Societies (CCS), regarding stability calculations for both sea-going and inland waterway transports.
By providing a streamlined overview of all relevant stability criteria, as well as checking if ships conform to accepted stability standards, the computer offers a service to shipowners who value safe and efficient cargo performance.
A total of 20 river box ships, currently operating in Chinese waterways, have been equipped with the loading computer so far.
Guy Rey-Herme, President of XVELA and the Head of Maritime Solution at Navis, said: “Inland waterway transport throughout the world is subject to the highest standards of national authorities and classification societies to ensure safe and efficient cargo transportation.
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“MACS3 is known for its high degree of flexibility in implementing international and national regulations according to customers’ needs.
“At Navis, we maintain solid long-term relationships with Chinese ship owners and shipyards. The close collaboration supported by our agency network ensures we are able to understand the requirements of local owners and incorporate them into our products and services.”
Following the integration of MACS3 with the XVELA’s maritime business network platform, and the stowage planning solution StowMan, details of the vessels are also available to users of XVELA and StowMan.