Why should stowage planning software be certified?

             Certification in stowage planning becomes something important. This aims to show that stowage planning has implemented a quality management system and is able to produce a quality stowage planning software that is consistent with the standards referred to and recognized. There are many standards that have been recognized in the world and can be used as a reference in stowage planning certification, including:
* IACS UR_L5- Computer Software for Onboard Stability Calculations,
* IACS UR_S1- Requirements for Loading Conditions, LoadingManuals and Loading Instruments,
* IACS No. 48 – Recommendations on Loading Instruments
* IACS No. 110 – Guideline for Scope of Damage Stability Verification on new oil tankers, chemical tankers and gas carriers
* Marpol Annex 1 – Regs 27 and 28
And there are many more reference standards used in stowage planning software / loading computer software.
iStow has been carrying out certification and certification activities since 2007. The Indonesian Classification Bureau (BKI) as a national classification body from Indonesia has carried out iStow certification since 2007. Increasingly, iStow is currently becoming the first stowage planning software in Indonesia that has been certified by a member classification body. IACS. To date iStow has been certified by ClassNK, the classification agency from Japan, India Register of Shipping (IRS) classification agency from India and is currently in the process of certification with Lloyd Register (LR) classification agency from United Kingdom, as well as by Registro Italiano Navale ( RINA) the classification agency from Italy, certifying with RINA is currently in the stage of waiting for the ship to be delivered.
The certification carried out by iStow at both national and international classification bodies is a form of qulity assurance that has been carried out by iStow for each iStow stowage planning product. The certificate shows that iStow is produced based on reference standards that have been made and stipulated in the IACS.