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Navis launches product to improve visibility of dangerous goods at ports

Navis has launched MACS3 API Services, aiming to facilitate safer vessel visits and improve visibility of dangerous goods flowing through ports.

Key stakeholders in the ocean shipping supply chain will be able to access specific loading calculations that can help team members better manage safe cargo handling across the supply chain and improve collaboration and efficiency for the port, terminal operators and carriers.

Ajay Bharadwaj, head of product management for Navis carrier and vessel solutions, said: “For the first time, ports, terminal operators, carriers and other key entities in the shipping industry can directly access and explore ship-specific loading calculation results for stability, strength, dangerous goods (DG), lashing and condition checks.

“All of these significantly improve safety, collaboration and efficiency of cargo transportation by sea.”

Stability & strength calculations are part of the API services offered, providing information for safer vessel operations, and reducing incidents of possible vessel damage or loss of cargo.

In addition, MACS3 API Services are meant to facilitate safer vessel visits and improve visibility of dangerous goods flowing through ports.

For example, the hazmat department of a European port authority is using the MACS3 DG API service to check incoming vessels for compliant dangerous goods segregation in a faster and more accurate way, replacing an inefficient and time-consuming onboard sample process.

Navis also delivers an API for lashing calculations, which one of the world’s leading ocean carriers is using to check lashing conditions of all vessels in their fleet for safer operations.


Bharadwaj added: “In the age of digitalisation, data is one of our biggest untapped assets, but it has no value to the maritime industry when it remains in silos.

“This new service provides all stakeholders of the container supply chain important data to make seaborne operations safer.”