The iStow program has been highly beneficial for vessel stowage planning needs. Here are the feedback’s:
- One of the major benefits highlighted by the Chief Officers is the iStow program’s pre-plan functionality. It allows them to create stowage plans in advance, eliminating last-minute rushes and providing ample time for adjustments and optimizations.
- It provides a streamlined interface and user-friendly features that allow for swift and accurate planning.
- The program’s ability to generate cargo manifests has been praised by the Chief Officers. This feature provides a comprehensive overview of the cargo on board, ensuring easier tracking and monitoring:
- Can capture discrepancies declared vs actual RCs on-board.
- Can use this tool for monitoring of consumable items like Fuel, lubes and fresh water ( Fuel oil and materials department can benefit to this istow program.
- Can use this for incident investigation.
- Provide 2D and 3D stowage plan.
- It provides detailed information on the distribution of cargo, ensuring optimal weight distribution and stability of the vessel.
- It boasts an impressive accuracy rate of 95%, providing reliable information for making informed decisions and minimizing errors or miscalculations. – this is the report of Capt Laher