|Stowage Planning System (SPS) for Wallenius Wilhelmsen
SPS is used to manage WWL cargo for their 80 vessel
fleet. Ashore, it is used to develop stowage plans
that maximize vessel carrying capacity. At sea, SPS
cargo weight distribution is a key input into the vessel's
loading instruments for the monitoring of vessel stability
and strength throughout the vessel's voyage. SPS is
currently being rolled out to WWL regional offices and
ships around the world. The primary users of the SPS
system are Regional Planners, Port Captains, and Chief
SPS/WWL includes two cargo management modules Deckplan
(Ro-Ro/PCTC), Bayplan (Container) and a stability engine.
(For the PCTC vessel, the Bayplan mode is not available.)
Information is automatically exchanged between the modules
in real time. The user can switch easily between the
modes. Booking list information in the cargo management
modules is updated through synchronization with third
party booking data systems. Planners can stow, reposition,
or remove any cargo at any port, with space conflict
and various other cargo checks being performed automatically.
The system allows the user to save, export and import
loading scenarios, stowage plans, cargo lists, etc.
SPS also provides printed reports in formats specified