Navis to equip river box ships with MACS3 loading computer

Navis, the provider of the industry standard for loading computers for container vessels, has been selected to equip six 1,900 TEU fully cellular, gearless container vessels with MACS3 loading computers, currently being built at Nanjing-based Jinling Shipyard in China, the company said.

The sister vessels with the hull numbers JINLING9160402 – 9160405 and SHAN1244 — 1249, are designed to serve the Intra-Asia trade and will join the fleet of the Shanghai-based owner Zhonggu Shipping starting in 2019. The on-board loading instrument MACS3 fulfills the requirements of the Chinese Classification Societies (CCS) with regard to stability calculations for sea-going and inland waterway transports.

The MACS3 version has been adopted for Chinese inland waterway transport and provides a streamlined overview of all relevant stability criteria, which includes listing limits and for all loading and ballast water conditions. Additionally, it contains a coefficient factor that allows cargo officers on board to quickly check whether the vessel complies with the CCS´ inland waterway stability standards. Thanks to the IMDG module, MACS3 complies with Chinese standards for the inland waterway transport of dangerous goods.

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, is a provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for the world´s organizations across the shipping supply chain. Navis combines industry best practices with innovative technology and world-class services to enable our container terminals and carriers alike to streamline their ocean supply chains and better collaborate together, transforming how goods are efficiently delivered.

Cargotec (Nasdaq Helsinki:CGCBV) is a provider of cargo and load handling solutions with the goal of becoming the provider of intelligent cargo handling. Cargotec´s business areas Kalmar, Hiab and MacGregor offer products and services that ensure our customers a continuous, reliable and sustainable performance. Cargotec´s sales in 2017 totaled approximately EUR 3.2 billion and it employs over 11,000 people.