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Chinese university implements ship loading and stowage software for training

Wuhan University of Technology (WUT) in China has partnered with Navis to implement the MACS3 ship loading computer and the Navis StowMan stowage planning program at its training facilities to be used in the education of prospective nautical officers.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The software will be used by students to learn loading and unloading operations for container ships and bulk carriers in the segment of 76,000 dwt to 300,000 dwt (very large ore carrier), with onboard planning support provided by the MACS3 stability program. In addition, the shore-side stowage planning software, StowMan, will be available to learn about stowage optimisation of containers on ships.

“For more than 60 years, Wuhan University of Technology has pursued its goal of training students at the highest level of excellence, thereby focusing particularly on practical orientation,” said Professor Yang, school of navigation, WUT.

“We have trained over 400,000 engineers and technicians and we look forward to being able to offer the global benchmark for education on cargo management in seagoing transport, providing future generations of nautical officers with access to Navis’ internationally recognised loading computer and stowage planning software.”

The onboard MACS3 loading computer covers a range of calculations relating to hydrostatics, intact and damage stability, as well as the ship’s longitudinal strength. The delivery scope of the educational licences includes conventional ship-type modules specific to container ships, bulk carriers and multi-purpose vessels, as well as anonymised data from varying ship types which are in active service.

Included in the scope of delivery of the stowage planning software are three container ship profiles – for classes 4,250 TEU, 8,530 TEU and 10,000 TEU – based on ship profiles which belong to the fleet of the largest Chinese shipping companies that currently utilise the MACS3 program on board.

Wuhan University of Technology follows Dalian Maritime University in becoming the second Chinese educational institution to use Navis’ educational software.{/mprestriction}

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