Optimize Stowage to Increase Profits
When you've poured tons of your company's precious capital into operating a fleet of containerships, the stowage planner's role is more than just determining the best placement for each container. It's financial and asset management, resource allocation, and strategic stowage planning all in one. Because every delay, inefficiency, and mistake can cost your company money and lower the overall return on your investment.
Consider the difficulties and intricacies of container stowage planning. Multiply the container stowage variables on each vessel by the number of ports in a typical voyage, factor in vessel sharing agreements, complex hazardous segregation rules, and the uncertainties in the container forecast. The result is a model of such complexity that only an expertly designed container stowage planning software application can manage.
That's what challenged Navis, part of Zebra Enterprise Solutions, to develop PowerStow container stowage planning and coordination. Navis PowerStow operates in real-time, thus enabling planners to optimize stowage throughout the entire voyage of the vessel, resulting in enhanced stowage planner productivity, improved vessel utilization, reduced fuel and stevedoring costs, and maximum operational efficiency. Comprehensive stowage planning tools provide unparalleled real-time visibility of stowage, cargo forecasts, stability and strength, crane split, and lashing and error conditions.
Used by leading shipping lines, Navis PowerStow is the only container stowage coordination solution that offers true multi-port vessel stowage planning, integrated strength and stability calculations, and an easy-to-use graphic user interface, so you can:
- Maximize asset utilization
- Improve customer service