Taiwan-based Evergreen Marine has selected Navis’ MACS3 loading computer for its two newbuilding series of container vessels.

By installing the computer on its vessels, Evergreen Marine aims to support safer onboard cargo handling.

Owned and operated by Evergreen Marine, the ships are currently being built at two different shipyards in China.

The Jiangnan shipyard is building four container ships with a capacity of 2,500 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU). The vessels are scheduled to be delivered between February and November 2020.

Jiangsu New Yangzijiang shipyard is constructing two other 1,800TEU fully containerised vessels. Evergreen Marine is planning to commission the ships in March and May 2021.

Navis Carrier and Vessel Solutions Product Management head Ajay Bharadwaj said: “Our software engineers collaborated closely with the classification societies in order to secure the implementation of all rules providing by different systems into MACS3 while maintaining the performance of the loading instrument.

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“We will work to ensure that all of our customers reap the benefits of applying the updated lash rules from MACS3.”

Evergreen Marine operates a fleet of approximately 200 owned and chartered-in vessel. All vessels will sail under Japanese classification society Class NK.

MACS3 is the industry standard loading computer for container vessels and offers an advantage for cargo securing rules.

It features a comprehensive set of updated lashing regulations of all major classes.

Recently, Navis launched MACS3 API Services that will enable ocean carriers, terminal operators and other key stakeholders in the shipping industry to directly access ship-specific loading calculation results.

In June, container shipping firm Orient Overseas Container Line selected Navis stowage planning software StowMan for its container ship fleet.