Hong-Kong-based OOCL currently operates a fleet of 100 plus container vessels ranging between 21,400 and 2,900 TEU that are planned by stowage planners who are based in strategic planning regions.
Using a new vessel stowage solution, Navis stowage planning software StowMan, OOCL expects its vessel planners will be able to optimise the stowage planning results for fleet utilisation.
StowMan is capable of using the results from stability and stress calculations, slot definitions and lashing rules as well as dangerous goods segregation and stowage rules produced by the onboard loading computer MACS3, which parts of the OOCL fleet are equipped with. Planners share the same view on stowage-relevant key performance indicators as the crew on board helps to optimise the cargo load and trim based on accurate vessel profile information.
Currently, more than 50 carriers and logistics providers stow their vessels with StowMan.
“We are encouraged by the growing momentum of ocean carriers leveraging our technology,” said Navis chief customer officer Bruce Jacquemard. “Based on accurate vessel profile information, a comprehensive scope of relevant planning functionalities and the incorporation of latest regulation updates, users will be able to achieve the next level of productivity.”
In February 2019, with the help of StowMan, ONE has broken the last reported world record for the largest amount of cargo ever stowed, carrying over 19,100 TEU onboard the MOL Tribute. The record load surpasses the record previously announced by Maersk at 19,038 TEU, achieved in August 2018.