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Route Specific Container Stowage (RSCS)

The new RSCS class notation from DNV GL lets you boost your vessels’ utilisation rates with flexible container stowage solutions.

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Route Specific Container Stowage

The industry has traditionally based vessel lashing system rules and layout on the stormy, hurricane-prone North Atlantic. However, this means the stowage potential for other regions cannot be fully utilised. We take a new approach to container stowage rules. It enables you to gain business flexibility and cost advantages through enhanced container stowage flexibility. The result is more laden containers onboard – and a boost in profits.

With the DNV GL class notation Route Specific Container Stowage (RSCS), we are pioneering container stowage handling. By implementing fewer acceleration changes on specific routes, increased flexibility can be achieved – while continuing to guarantee our high safety standards.

Our RSCS service is easy to implement:

  1. Choose RSCS for selected vessels and routes 
  2. Review three quotations in line with the specifications: from the supplier of container lashing equipment, for approved container securing arrangement (CSA) plans, from the software supplier for a certified lashing computer, and from DNV GL 
  3. Follow up with the preparation and installation on board of the CSA and lashing computer 
  4. Receive the class notation RSCS for the vessels

Get the RSCS class notation from DNV GL and profit from more efficiently utilised capacity:

  • Greater flexibility to stow heavier containers in higher positions
  • Significant increase of stack weight in hold of 20-foot stowage
  • Larger nominal capacity at the outer stacks and at further tier on top
  • More efficient planning, e.g. better consideration of short notice requests
  • More efficient loading, e.g. fewer movements of the gantry crane, higher load/stowage planning assurance via verified lashing software
  • A boost in profits due to the option to load more laden containers per voyage
  • Easy and convenient implementation procedure for ships in operation and newbuildings