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2020-12-04

Loadmaster X5 Type 4 Awarded LR Approval.

Kockumation are proud to inform that its LOADMASTER X5 Type 4 loading computer has received approval from LR, the first of its kind from the major classification society. 

Kockumation, the leading global provider of high-quality maritime services and products, is proud to announce that its LOADMASTER X5 Type 4 loading computer has been awarded its first approval from a major IACS Classification Society. The approval is a significant step towards remaining in the technological frontier in the world of onboard Loading Computers.

The Type 4 Loading Computer marks a significant shift in operational safety, especially for passenger vessels.
Since the start of 2020, under new IMO requirements, all passenger-carrying newbuild vessels will be compliant if a Type 4 Loading Computer is installed.
Likewise, passenger ships constructed before 1 January 2014 must also comply with this requirement no later than the first renewal survey after 1 January 2025.


The first delivered Loadmaster X5 Type 4 will be installed onboard a series of a key customer’s RoPAX vessels. It includes an advanced calculation of damage stability based on actual condition, using direct input from user or online sensors to define a damage in a flooding situation. It also includes “Water on Deck” calculation according to the Stockholm Agreement.
The information provided to the vessel from the Loadmaster will enable a safe return to port (SRtP).

The Loadmaster X5 Type 4 incorporates any updates from the vessel’s damage detection system. It also includes the effects of watertight door status, cross flooding and shows the actual status of escape routes. Loadmaster X5 Type 4 loading computer is IACS Type 4 compliant and complies with all relevant IMO Circulars with respect to Safe Return to Port (SRtP) requirements.

During 2021 the Loadmaster X5 Type 4 program will be installed on at least three other Newbuilding series in the Passenger vessel / RoPAX market. Kockumation looks forward to continuing its success story in this new market, and to improving the safety of these types of vessels together with its key customers.

For questions related to sales and orders, please contact Emma Hansson Sjöstedt, Sales Manager: emma.hansson.sjostedt@kockumation.com
For technical questions on the Loadmaster X5 Type 4, please contact James Undén, Product Owner for Cargo & Loading Systems: james.unden@kockumation.com

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