South Korean shipping company Namsung Shipping has opted for CyberLogitec’s automated vessel stowage planning solution, OPUS Stowage Prime.

The deployment of the solution was completed in July.

The shipping company has used OPUS Stowage from CyberLogitec as its vessel loading planning system since 2012.

This tool is intended to optimise loading capacity and discharging turnaround times for container shipping firms.

The OPUS Stowage Prime solution, which is a next-generation automated engine, is designed to cope with complex constraints and a high loading planning workload.

It includes algorithms for automatically generating vessel loading plans based on criteria, including port call sequence, special cargo allocation, vessel stability, ballast optimisation and stacking rules.

The solution prevents human errors, including malfunctions in dangerous cargo loading.

It also helps to reduce loading planning work time and increases productivity in both loading and unloading through the option to interface with a legacy system.

CyberLogitec vice-president Sung-joon Kim said: “OPUS Stowage Prime provides the indispensable application function in not only vessel planning work but also various report functions utilised loading plan information.

“Especially, automated stowage planning through optimised engine has advanced to practical level at actual work for the first time in the world.

“Through offered function, we expect to achieve maximised vessel planning work efficiency in Namsung Shipping.”

In June, CyberLogitec received an order for a terminal operation system from Dongwon Global Terminal (DGT) Consortium and Dongwon Enterprise in South Korea.