Hamburg, Germany — (Sept. 6, 2022) — DNV, the world’s leading classification society, and Navis, the leading provider of port & terminal operating systems and carrier & vessel solutions, today announced a new joint solution to minimize the risk of container incidents at sea by combining DNV Anti-Roll Assist and Navis Lashing Monitor.
“Container losses are rare, but the impact of those losses can be very significant – both in financial and reputational terms,” said Arne Schulz-Heimbeck, Senior Principal Engineer and Programme Development Manager for Containerships at DNV Maritime. “DNV Anti-Roll Assist deployed together with Navis Lashing Monitor gives captains and crews a clear and simple picture of the risk of container loss based on their heading and speed and supports them in assessing if they need to make navigational adjustments. We are very pleased to work with Navis to give ship operators and vessel crews this powerful toolset that helps avoid potentially critical situations.”
With careful maintenance and high-quality lashing systems and equipment, containerships can operate safely, even in harsh conditions. However, certain conditions may lead to synchronous and parametric rolling, which can be very challenging to predict and increases the risk of container loss. By integrating the Anti-Roll Assist seakeeping calculations into the Navis Lashing Monitor tool, which monitors real-time vessel motion data and lashing forces, ship operators and vessel crews can view design values alongside actual cargo and cargo securing data.
“Crews are balancing maximum loading capacity, time pressure and profitability, while having to deliver optimum vessel-safe seakeeping behavior in ever-changing weather situations,” said Carlos Barbera, VP Product at Navis. “Providing additional essential information and operational guidance to ship operators and vessel crews so they can make informed decisions and prioritize safety at sea is a responsibility we take very seriously and are privileged to partner with DNV to deliver it.”
DNV’s anti-roll software and services are supported by a new DNV class notation called ARCS, AntiRoll for Containerships, which enables shipowners to demonstrate their container loss minimization strategy to their customers. Owners can satisfy the requirement of the ARCS class notation by implementing a software solution, such as Navis’ Lashing Monitor, which meets the functional, technical and performance requirements, with a particularly stringent hydrodynamic approach to calculating the risk.
For more information, visit www.navis.com/carrier-vessel-solution.
DNV is the world’s leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry. We enhance safety, quality, energy efficiency and environmental performance of the global shipping industry – across all vessel types and offshore structures. We invest heavily in research and development to find solutions, together with the industry, that address strategic, operational, or regulatory challenges. For more information visit: www.dnv.com/maritime
Navis, the premier port and terminal operating system and provider of carrier and vessel technology solutions, combines industry best practices with innovative technology and world-class services to enable customers to optimize operations, increase productivity, and reduce risk. For more information, visit www.navis.com.