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Navis MACS3 Enters the Cloud, Providing E-Learning Training and More Vessel Information to Improve Loading Computer Operations


Navis to Showcase Connected Software Suite for Ocean Carriers and
Container Vessels During SMM 2018

the leading provider of maritime software solutions for cargo operations
and vessel performance, today announced at SMM
the launch of MACS3 E-Learning for container vessels. The
web-based program provides hands-on MACS3 loading computer system
training, delivering critical knowledge and technology experience
nautical officers require during operations—anytime, anywhere. Once the
training is complete, users earn a ‘MACS3 Ready' certification, enabling
them to put training concepts into practice immediately.

With 65 percent of the container shipping market share and growing,
MACS3 is the industry standard for safe and efficient loading
operations. As loading computers evolve from a standalone solution to a
more advanced data source capable of facilitating better communication
and collaboration throughout the ocean shipping supply chain, on-demand
training and education is essential for capitalizing on this technology.

The MACS3 E-Learning program was developed in collaboration with
academics from the University of Applied Sciences Flensburg, the
Maritime Centre. It was created for experienced mariners and other
individuals with responsibilities in cargo operations, as well as
students working to obtain a certificate as a Navigational Watchkeeping
Officer or higher. MACS3 E-Learning provides a story-based learning
system, presenting tasks users may face during cargo operations.
Additionally, it offers numerous tutorials and exercises to improve
competency and skill sets including, strength, cargo handling, cargo
stowage, cargo lashing and dangerous goods and design. The course is
available as a B2B version targeting ship owners and ship managers to
allow a seamless integration with existing crew training concepts, or as
a single license.

"A quality training program to immerse nautical officers is of upmost
importance for ship owners and crewing agencies," said Gerald Lange,
MACS3 Product Manager, Navis. "With MACS3 E-Learning, we have defined
basic standards by which customers become qualified MACS3 users,
providing valuable instruction on container vessel loading and stability
concepts and offer a certification once the training is complete."

Additionally, Navis previews MACS3 Connected for the first time at SMM
2018. This next generation of MACS3 adds a wealth of vessel information
to the cloud, giving ship owners, ship managers, liner operators,
terminals and ports access to important data necessary to operate
loading computers. MACS3 currently contains over 5,000 ship profiles,
one of the most comprehensive ship libraries globally, which will now be
more accessible than ever with MACS3 Connected.

MACS3 Connected includes three key services:

  • Loading Conditions: 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.
  • Condition Viewer: Enables 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.
  • Dangerous Goods (DG) Check: Enables 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.

To learn more about Navis and SMM 2018, please visit
If attending SMM 2018, please visit the Navis booth in hall
B6, booth 317
to learn more about MACS3 E-Learning and MACS3

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.

Backed by Navis, the leading provider of software and services for
terminal operators and ocean carriers, XVELA operates as an independent
entity focused on enabling collaboration and operational visibility. For
more information, visit

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

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