Simatech gains operational visibility and improved productivity with adoption of XVELA’s collaborative planning solution
Simatech Shipping LLC, the leading container feeder operator in the Asia, Indian Subcontinent and Middle East regions, has gone live with XVELA’s cloud-based stowage planning application. Dubai-based stowage planning for Simatech’s fleet of container vessels is now performed in the cloud using XVELA’s collaborative SaaS stowage solution.
“XVELA’s cloud stowage solution is already having a positive impact on the efficiency and productivity of our stowage planning team,” said Captain Suhail Mukadam, Operations Manager, Simatech Shipping. “As a manager, I can easily view a snapshot of the team’s daily progress and usage through XVELA’s built-in analytics.”
Simatech stowage planners were able to move from the legacy PowerStow software to XVELA’s cloud solution over the course of two weeks earlier this year. Since the transition to XVELA was gradual, eliminating the traditional “big bang” go-live of on-premise software, the move to the cloud involved little downtime or risk to Simatech’s business operations. “It was easy for our planners to quickly get up to speed on XVELA,” Capt. Suhail continued, citing the solution’s intuitive, user-friendly design.
Now that Simatech’s stowage operations are managed securely in the cloud, the carrier can leverage XVELA’s connectivity to collaborate with its called terminals to improve communication and transparency around vessel calls and further increase operational efficiency.
Simatech Vessel Masters are already benefiting from XVELA’s integration with the Navis MACS3 onboard loading computer. Vessel Masters are able to log in to XVELA directly from the vessel to view current planning information in real time, including stability, lashing, hazardous segregation and line-of-sight results in advance of the vessel call, increasing the likelihood that the vessel will sail on time once load operations are complete.
“Simatech’s thorough testing and feedback on XVELA’s collaborative stowage application has been invaluable as we continue to develop and refine our solution and deliver it to the broader maritime industry,” said Guy Rey-Herme, President of XVELA. “We appreciate Simatech’s commitment to innovation as early adopters of the XVELA solution as well as their dedication to moving the industry forward, driving network adoption for the benefit of all stakeholders in the ocean supply chain.”