Market Overview

Short Sea Providers Partner with Navis to Optimize the Vessel Stow


On-premise vessel stowage software StowMan takes feeder liners and
logistics providers to the next level of vessel stowage planning

the leading provider of vessel stowage planning solutions, announced
that in the first half-year 2018 five feeder liners, including Tehama
and Transinsular,
have selected the on-premise stowage planning solution StowMan. The
partnership with Navis aims to improve vessel stowage planning and an
effective load list handling in order to optimize vessel utilization and
port calls.

Feeder services play an important role as logistics service providers in
global shipping with advantages such as small-sized ships with an
increased service frequency, a larger port range and decreased inland
traffic and air pollution. In addition, feeder vessels serve the larger
vessels and ensure efficient distribution of containers to across the
globe. The trend of mega vessels and alliances has increased the inbound
and outbound connections of feeder vessels, which requires more
sophisticated planning, resulting in an increased demand for advanced
stowage solutions.

The feeder division of Sudan-based Tehama Shipping operates a fleet of
eight container vessels ranging between 600 and 4,500 TEU, mainly in the
Middle East trade but also expanding to Asia and the Black Sea. The
vessels are equipped with the onboard loading computer MACS3 by Navis
and thanks to StowMan's connectivity to MACS3, the vessel planners can
see the same stability check results as the ship's crew.

"We have chosen StowMan to optimize the vessel stowage which allows us
to maximize loading with safer stability conditions," said Captain
Sherif Elbakatoushy, General Manager at Tehama Shipping.

Lisbon-based Transinsular, who operates four dedicated liner services -
Azores Express, Madeira Express, Line Class and Atoba Service - has
decided to transform its operational planning activities from onboard
planning to a centralized, shore-based stowage center supported by
StowMan software.

"To improve operations, we require central planning across all services.
StowMan enables us to manage the stowage planning and optimize the cargo
load based on accurate vessel profile information," said António
Oliveira, Fleet & Operations Director at Transinsular.

Transinsular currently operates a fleet of seven geared container
vessels in the 1,000 TEU range, connecting the Iberian Peninsula,
Northern Europe, the Mediterranean and Asia with the Azores, Madeira,
Cape Verde and West Africa.

"The enhanced scope of planning and cargo handling functionalities of
StowMan provides vessel planners with the boost in productivity that is
needed to meet today's requirements for efficient container shipping for
all vessel sizes," says Guy Rey-Herme, President of XVELA and the Head
of Maritime Solutions at Navis. "We are proud to say that currently 50
carriers and logistics providers with approximately 500 users worldwide
stow their vessels with StowMan, including several top five ocean

The vessel stowage planning software StowMan is available as an
on-premise solution for ocean carriers, agencies and smaller terminals,
enabling vessel planning, load list management, and basic port call
planning. For a more advanced planning tool, Navis also offers SAM - the
new semi-automatic Stowage Assistant Manager. SAM is powered by an
optimization engine that creates faster and smarter stowage plans
resulting in measurably higher intake in TEUs and tons both on and under
deck. SAM uses machine learning technology to support stowage within
lashing forces together with MACS3's full support of all the latest
lashing rule updates by all major classification societies.

StowMan is also connected to XVELA, the innovative cloud collaboration
platform that fosters collaboration between ocean carriers and terminals
to unlock greater efficiency and productivity. As a maritime business
platform, XVELA aims to transform the industry towards a more connected
container supply chain through real-time information exchange. The
integration between StowMan and XVELA allows StowMan users to work in
tandem with terminal planners to create more efficient stowage plans
that are optimized for the current conditions of the terminal.

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About Navis, LLC

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, is a provider of operational
technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency
for the world's leading 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. Whether
tracking cargo through a port, automating equipment operations, or
managing multiple terminals through an integrated, centralized solution,
Navis provides a comprehensive set of solutions to optimize terminal
performance, vessel performance and cloud-based collaboration that
drives transparency, efficiency and profitability to a network of ocean
carriers and terminal operators.


XVELA provides a transformative, cloud-based collaboration platform and
maritime business network that drives transparency, efficiency and
profitability to ocean carriers and terminal operators. Through
real-time collaboration, shared data and actionable visibility across
the vessel rotation, XVELA enables terminals, carriers and their
operational partners to work together to simplify, connect and optimize
their end-to-end planning processes, starting with stowage planning and
now expanding to berth management and port call optimization. The result
is a win-win solution that allows both terminals and carriers to forge
new efficiencies, improve customer service and reliability, and capture
substantial untapped savings across the container supply chain.

About Cargotec Corporation

Cargotec (Nasdaq Helsinki:CGCBV) is a leading provider of cargo and load
handling solutions with the goal of becoming the leader in 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.

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