2021-10-05 iStow is Installed on board MV. Meratus Medan 1

iStow is installed on board MV Meratus Medan 1 today at the anchorage of Port of Tanjung Priok, Jakarta. This container ship of 1001 teus capacity will commence a feeder service Jakarta-Singapore vv. This is her first international voyage, after providing domestic services so far. Why iStow is installed there?

All ships of over 65-meter length are equipped with a loading software. This safety measure has been made mandatory by IMO for all types of ships, internationally. A loading software is a form of quality assurance. It assures that all stowage plans drafted by the master or chief officer are accurate, their stability and longitudinal strength calculations are highly accurate as well.

Business sustainability is of utmost importance in running a ship. Keeping this in mind, all maritime authorities, harbour masters, ship operators, shippers and marine insurance would absoultely value such a reliability, as an outcome of accurate planning and calculations.

Who ensures the calculation correctness? Quality management systems in shipping industry are already in place. The class certifies the loading software. The class ensures that all calculations are highly accurate, complying the IACS standards.