A vessel’s operational data is one of the core sources for the maritime industry to make impactful decisions. The benefits of the operational data, in terms of identifying patterns and trends or making predictions, cannot be neglected. However, how to pursue the benefits effectively is not always obvious or well-understood.
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.
Navis Carrier and Vessel Solutions
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.
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.
Navis announced that King Ocean Services Ltd has signed a subscription agreement with Navis’ StowMan Vessel Pool to increase their stowage operations’ efficiency which will positively impact their bottom line.
Navis, the leading provider of maritime software solutions for efficient and compliant cargo, stowage planning and vessel performance, announced that the MACS3 loading computer has successfully complied with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) code amendment 40-20.
Ensure Safety of On-board Cargo and Maximize Cargo Intake with the Advanced Lashing Solutions by Navis
Navis has announced that the MACS3 loading computer has implemented the latest following lashing rules - ABS 2019, BV 2020, DNVGL 2019, and LR 2019 into its software.
Navis has announced that the dedicated emission compliance-modules for the EU MRV and IMO DCS Bluetracker Solutions- Bluetracker ONE & Reporting have been recertified by Verifavia.
Navis also announcing Unifeeder as the first customer is operating with the upgraded application.
Evergreen Marine Corporation selected MACS3 for its cargo securing regulation services.
Data Flow Standardisation and Interoperability Challenges a Central Theme at Navis Customer Conference EMEA
Navis has announced that registration is open for the Navis Carrier and Vessel Solutions (NCVS) Customer Conference EMEA.
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.
Registration has been opened for the first Navis Carrier and Vessel Solutions (NCVS) Customer Conference APAC.
Navis has been selected as a partner for liner operator Yang Ming, and ship owner and manager China Navigation and Eastern Pacific.
Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has chosen to equip its container ship fleet with Navis stowage planning software StowMan for effectively stowing vessels.
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.
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.
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.
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.