creativity, and each customer's specific needs are ASC's driving
This is why we've succeeded in three separate markets: stability
and cargo management software for the Offshore industry; CAD/CAM
software for naval architects and shipyards; and both stability
and cargo management software for marine vessel operators
and shipping lines. The next time you visit a rig or platform,
the chances are good that the rig itself, the support vessels,
or the associated tankers are either using ASC stability and
cargo management software, or were designed and/or constructed
with ASC CAD/CAM software.
ASC Offshore systems integrate draft, stability, ballast,
structural strength, cargo, and other data in real time, and
provide the tools necessary to make the best possible use
of this data for both operations and planning. The software
is individually set up to reflect each rig, platform, or support
vessel; however, users with multiple installations benefit
from both a common interface and a flexible database structure
- linking operations and planning functions at sea and ashore.
The capabilities available in ASC Offshore solutions are
usually organized into two general product types: Autoload®
Offshore stability software, and ASC Deck Loading/Cargo
Autoload Stability Software
Autoload Offshore is developed from a proven line of
stability software products that have been operating in a
diverse range of vessel types for more than 10 years - including
Offshore Support, Tanker, Heavy Lift, Bulk, Container, RoRo,
Naval, Coast Guard, Survey, Cable, and Cruise Ships. Autoload
makes calculations based on exact digital models - which means
you always get simulation based on real parameters and not
on interpolation of table-based values. Autoload can
input data from any sensor system you choose to operate, and
can also accept manually entered data at any time.
Deck Loading/Cargo Management
When you can improve your planning, improve your ability to
communicate your plans, and monitor implementation of your
plans all in the same system - then you are saving money.
ASC's Deck Loading/Cargo Management software gives you a
highly organized, accurate, flexible, and straightforward
system of creating, editing, and tracking loading/stowage
plans. You can use these systems to plan, model, and track
stowage of all types of cargo - point weights, distributed
weights, bulk oil stowage, containers, etc. Real-time planning
and operations are integrated in a common interface, improving
safety and efficiency at every stage.
The features that make such stowage plans possible include:
- Sophisticated graphics with both global and highly detailed
displays of all your stowage areas.
- Synchronization - at any stage in the process - between
planned and actual loading/stowage data.
- Cargo grouping in the interface according to customer
needs (for example, shipper, cargo type, hazardous material
classifications, deck limitations, etc).
- Automatic Stowage Checks for IMDG Segregation, deck height,
weight, pressure, and area limitations, cargo space conflicts
at every upcoming port, unstackable cargo, etc.
- A highly sophisticated interface that deals with large
quantities of cargo quickly and easily, but permits fine
adjustments to individual cargo items.
- Organized information display based on departure and
arrival conditions for each item to be loaded.
- Highly accessible stowage data - when and where you need
it - without ever leaving the deck display.
- Graphic and tabular reports at any stage, tailored to
port, cargo type, HAZMAT, and user requirements.
- Overall cargo space utilisation by deck, cargo type,
and by percent of total available.
- Tailorable stowage rules for use in automatic stowage
- Flexible standardised stowage patterns for consistent
and predictable conditions (cargo, vessel , port - preventing
unnecessary repetition of effort.
Autoship Systems Corporation's worth to our customers is
ultimately defined by our functional expertise: first and
foremost, we are problem solvers whose tools are mathematics,
physics, programming skills, and creativity.