Monday, 25 November 2019

Evergreen to boost cargo handling across new series of box ships

Evergreen is installing Navis loading computers on newbuilds (credit: Jaxport/Jeff Price on flickr)

By Rebecca Moore

Evergreen is boosting the safety and effectiveness of its onboard cargo handling across six newbuilds with the installation of loading computers

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, has announced that its MACS3 loading computer will be installed on two series of container vessels under construction at Chinese shipyards. 
The newbuildings are owned and operated by Taiwan-based Evergreen Marine Corporation.
The Jiangnan shipyard is currently building four container ships with a capacity of 2,500 TEU, which will be delivered between February and November 2020. Two other 1,800 TEU vessels are being built at Jiangsu New Yangzijiang shipyard and are planned to be commissioned in March and May 2021 by Evergreen, currently operating a fleet of around 200 owned and chartered-in vessels. All vessels will sail under Japanese classification society Class NK. 
“Ensuring the availability of most accurate lashing force data is an important step towards our goal to optimize the vessel utilisation,” said Evergreen deputy senior vice president captain Hwang. 

Navis Carrier and Vessel Solutions head of product management Ajay Bharadwaj added “Our software engineers collaborated closely with the classification societies in order to secure the implementation of all rules provided by different systems into MACS3, while maintaining the performance of the loading instrument. We will work to ensure that all of our customers reap the benefits of applying the updated lash rules from MACS3.”
Navis also recently launched MACS3 API Services, offering lash rules calculations in the cloud. For the first time, ocean carriers, terminal operators and other key stakeholders in the shipping industry can directly access ship-specific loading calculation results for lashing and integrate them into the workflow of stowage planners. 
Navis said in a statement that “as the industry standard loading computers for container vessels, MACS3 provides an advantage for cargo securing rules. MACS3 incorporates the most comprehensive set of updated lashing regulations of all major classes that provides vessel operators a greater flexibility for planning the vessel’s utilisation while being compliant in terms of safety. “
Riviera Maritime Media

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