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Navis Carrier and Vessel Solutions Leading Provider of Maritime Software for Cargo and Vessel Performance and Compliance

Navis offers market-leading solutions used in the shipping sector for calculating the stability of a vessel for loading and unloading, efficiently and economically loading container vessels of all sizes, or monitoring and analysing the performance of a commercial vessel.

Vessel loading computer as industry-standard

Generations of nautical officers are working with the MACS3 computer loading system on board. Established in 1984 and formally known as Seacos, the MACS3 loading computer became the industry-standard for container vessels.

There are a number of key features of the programme, including:

  • Integration of latest updates of lashing regulations by major classification societies for enhanced safety and vessel utilisation
  • Updates according to the latest International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG) amendments for reliable segregation and stowage
  • Integrated trim optimisation functionalities to save fuel oil

MACS3 loading computer is also available for bulk carriers, multi-purpose vessels, tankers and roll-on roll-off vessels. Its library contains more than 5,000 vessel profiles. In addition, maritime universities worldwide teach future nautical officers with MACS3.

Connected with StowMan and the collaborative stowage platform in the Cloud, XVELA, MACS3 is one of the pillars an effective cargo flow process is based on.

Effective stowage planning solutions

More than 3,000 stowage planners from more than 50 shipping lines, agencies and smaller terminals worldwide are using Navis software solutions such as StowMan and Capstan for the planning of their container vessels, including CMA CGM, COSCO, Hapag-Lloyd and ONE.

StowMan is an advanced multifunctional stowage operation system aimed at optimising filling factors through enhanced and simplified handling of cargo operations. It uses the full scope of the stability and stress calculations, slot definitions and lashing rules of the on-board MACS3 loading computer.

Currently, Navis and XVELA software engineers are working on integrating StowMan and Capstan functionalities in XVELA.

Cloud technology ship optimisation software

Future requirements for safe, environmentally friendly and efficient vessel and cargo operations require for new technologies in every part of every vessel to generate comprehensive information on a vessel and its cargo’s performance.

Navis is championing Cloud technologies and provides MACS3 connected web applications and API services for new ways of employing underutilised data from a loading computer to drive more holistic planning and safe executions of ship and cargo operations.

Vessel and fleet performance and compliance

With Bluetracker One, Navis provides a vessel and fleet collaboration platform to monitor, report and analyse the vessel performance and emission compliance. It helps ship owners and ship managers to reduce fuel oil and greenhouse gas emissions.

About Navis

For more than 30 years, the leading Terminal Operation System (TOS) N4 has been produced at our headquarters in Oakland, California, US. Together with the start-up XVELA, Navis is working to build a maritime business network that will enable efficient collaboration among all parties in the entire End-2-End value chain.

In 2016, Navis acquired the software unit of former Interschalt Maritime Systems AG, which since has been operating as Navis Carrier and Vessel Solutions.

Navis is a company within the Finnish group Cargotec, which is listed on the stock market in Helsinki, and boasts a global workforce of approximately 11,000 employees.

Navis has more than 550 employees worldwide and approximately 85 in Flensburg and Schenefeld near Hamburg, Germany, where the company operates as a business division of Kalmar Germany GmbH.

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Press Release

Navis to Upgrade StowMan with Control Center and Distributed Services

Navis also announcing Unifeeder as the first customer is operating with the upgraded application.

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MACS3 API Services

MACS3 API Services enables accessibility of ship-specific loading computer calculation results in the Cloud.

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Press Release

3 December 2019

Navis also announcing Unifeeder as the first customer is operating with the upgraded application.

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7 November 2019

Evergreen Marine Corporation selected MACS3 for its cargo securing regulation services.

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1 November 2019

Navis has announced that registration is open for the Navis Carrier and Vessel Solutions (NCVS) Customer Conference EMEA.

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4 September 2019

Navis delivers MACS3 API services to check vessel strength and stability, dangerous goods and lashing calculations for all stakeholders in the ocean container supply chain.

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16 July 2019

Registration has been opened for the first Navis Carrier and Vessel Solutions (NCVS) Customer Conference APAC.

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3 July 2019

Navis has been selected as a partner for liner operator Yang Ming, and ship owner and manager China Navigation and Eastern Pacific.

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25 June 2019

Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has chosen to equip its container ship fleet with Navis stowage planning software StowMan for effectively stowing vessels.

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8 May 2019

Navis is releasing an upgrade for its MACS3 Loading Computer Software Dangerous Goods (DG) module to ensure compliance with the latest update of amendment 39-18 to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code.

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11 April 2019

Copenhagen-based Thorco Projects has selected Navis' Bluetracker to monitor and analyse the performance of their own vessels and contracted vessels in compliance with the agreed terms of the charter party.

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26 February 2019

Navis's dedicated emission compliance-modules for EU monitoring, reporting and verification of fuel consumption (MRV) and IMO data collection system (DCS) of the fleet performance software Bluetracker One have been certified by Verifavia, the emissions verification company for the transport sector.

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19 February 2019

Navis will equip a series of nine new-build 82,000 deadweight tonne (dwt) bulk carriers with the dedicated bulk version of MACS3 loading computer.

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Navis | Kalmar Germany GmbH
Navis | Kalmar Germany GmbH

Osterbrooksweg 42

22869 Schenefeld


+49 040 830 330 Navis Carrier Vessel Solutions

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