Navis, a provider of software solutions for optimal vessel performance, has announced a new partnership with leading shipping line Yang Ming, ship owner China Navigation and vessel manager Eastern Pacific.
According to a statement, the collaborative agreement will see Navis’ loading computers installed on 20 newly built container vessels.
As well as the basic MACS3 module, described as “the industry standard”, further integrated modules including Dangerous Goods (DG), SEALASH and TROP have also been ordered.
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These additional features place an emphasis on the segregation and stowage of dangerous goods, as well as providing updates on the latest cargo securing regulations and trim optimization.
For Yang Ming, newbuilds scheduled to be delivered between January 2020 and February 2021 will be equipped with the SEALASH module, enabling the carrier to increase the safety of container intake while maintaining cargo efficiency.
China Navigation, which has chosen to upgrade the MACS3 computers on its new container ships with the trim optimization module TROP, will use the new software to pursue its vision of becoming a leading provider of sustainable shipping solutions.
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Finally, Singapore-based Eastern Pacific plans to install MACS3 computers on board two 15,100 TEU vessels currently being built at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industry, South Korea.
Selke Eichler, Director of Global Customer Support at Navis, said: “In times of increasing cargo incidents on board container vessels, rising fuel prices and growing call for cutting greenhouse gas emissions ship operators look for tools to ensure not only compliance with safety regulations.
“Innovative tools should offer recommendations for the crews to optimize safety, utilization and fuel consumption – ideally all integrated from one source. We are proud that container vessel operators trust in the industry standard MACS3.”