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Navis enables ship to shore cargo with greater cloud integration

William Payne
September 20, 2018




Maritime cargo operations and logistics software provider Navis has revealed the latest version of its MACS3 Connected software suite. The latest version sees greater integration with cloud platforms and more vessel, cargo and maritime operational information held on cloud platforms. The greater integration and data migration to the cloud provides ship owners, ship managers, liner operators, terminals and ports access to data necessary to operate cargo loading computers. 

MACS3 currently contains over 5,000 ship profiles.

In the MACS3 loading conditions module, the new version adds current and historical loading conditions to the cloud to better make informed decisions (e.g. in case of a ship emergency, regardless of the type of loading computer in use). Ship data such as current departure conditions, load lists, dangerous goods and reefer information are readily available ashore for risk assessment.

The condition viewer module allows shore-based monitoring of the current loading condition of the fleet. Condition Viewer increases visibility related to cargo utilization, stress, stability and trim results of the entire fleet.

The dangerous goods check module is designed to allow users to check proper stowage and segregation of dangerous goods against the world’s largest vessel profile and DOC database in combination with the proven MACS3 dangerous good segregation engine.

“Real-time information and data is key when it comes to cargo operations, but having easy access to that data is another challenge,” said Guy Rey-Herme, President of XVELA and the Head of Maritime Solutions at Navis. “We’re excited to preview MACS3 Connected at SMM for the first time as we increase our cloud capabilities across our software solutions, furthering our goal to make Navis’ full product suite more connected for our dynamic customer base.”

Other MACS3 updates include SEALASH, which supports the latest major changes in rules for lashing calculation of container vessels from 2017 and 2018 by the classification societies DNV-GL, Lloyds Register, Bureau Veritas, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and Chinese Classification Society (CCS). Additionally, MACS3 Consulting now provides calculation services as part of due diligence for planned vessel modifications and upgrades in order to increase cargo intake and optimizing a vessel's energy efficiency performance.