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OOCL chooses Navis' stowage planning solution


Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has selected the Navis stowage planning software 'StowMan' for effectively stowing vessels in its containership fleet that comprises 100+ box ships ranging in size from 21,400 to 2,900 TEU.
This advanced multifunctional stowage operation system enables ship planners to optimise the stowage planning results for fleet utilisation based on improved visibility and efficiency, reported AJOT.
StowMan is capable of utilising the results of the stability and stress calculations, slot definitions and lashing rules as well as dangerous goods segregation and stowage rules produced by the onboard loading computer MACS3, which parts of the carrier's fleet are equipped with.
Planners share the same view on stowage-relevant key performance indicators as the crew on board helps to optimise the cargo load and trim based on accurate vessel profile information.
At present 50 carriers and logistics providers, including one third of the top ten shipping lines with 3,000+ users worldwide, stow their vessels with StowMan. The MACS3's library contains 6,000 vessel profiles.
MACS3 incorporates a comprehensive scope of the latest updates of cargo securing rules of classification societies, IMDG stowage guidelines and segregation codes to ensure high safety standards.
"Customers using StowMan have been able to achieve record stows," said chief customer officer Bruce Jacquemard at Navis, which is part of Cargotec Corporation. "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."

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