MACS3 offers a rich variety of features that range from reading Baplie files (versions 1.x-3.1) to carrying out various condition checks for the lashing, visibility line, stability stress and dangerous goods including proposals for optimization. These features also include two- and three-dimensional graphic visualizations as well as report functions for all calculations and lists.
THE STANDARD IN THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY
The heart of onboard loading operations is the loading instrument. With 65 percent of the market share in container shipping, MACS3 is leading the way for safe and efficient loading operations.
The Navis MACS3 loading computer utilizes a wide range of hydrostatic, stability and strength calculations to ensure fast decision making for the safe loading and unloading of all vessel types. MACS3 is type-approved and certified for on-board use by all major classification societies.
In our digital world, the loading computer is no longer an onboard proprietary stand-alone solution. Instead, it is a valuable data source for the entire ocean supply chain. MACS3 recognizes the importance of efficient information sharing between owners, technical managers, charterers, terminal and port authorities by providing various cloud services, such as the MACS3 Condition Service.
MACS3 has been in the market since 1984 as SEACOS MACS3. The ship library of Navis MACS3 includes approximately 5,000 vessel profiles. As the industry standard, MACS3 has been deployed for training by maritime universities worldwide.
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MACS3 VESSEL VERSIONS
The operation of bulk carriers involve numerous hazards. Careful planning and execution especially for loading, discharging and ballasting operations are paramount. It is essential to reduce the likelihood of over-stressing the ship's structure and also complying with all essential safety measures for a safe passage at sea.
The variety of cargo types and the dynamically adjustable design of cargo hatches of a multipurpose vessel (MPV) can pose special challenges for a loading computer. The MPV module for MACS3 can optimally load, unload and safely transport complex containerized and non-containerized break bulk, grain, roro loads and project cargo on board of a multipurpose carrier in consideration of customizable twin decks and hatch cover handling.
MACS3 & XVELA INTEGRATION
MACS3 calculations are also integrated into XVELA's carrier-terminal collaboration platform. This integration provides terminal planners with a full set of strength and stability results when creating load plans - the same results that the vessel's stowage planners and crew receive. Planners gain immediate feedback on the likelihood that their load plan will be approved by the ship’s first mate once it arrives, eliminating critical delays during load operations.