Our Bulk stowage planning module accurately models
holds, hopper size and placement, and cargo piles.
The graphical cargo management and stowage planning
tools support both self-unloading and gearless
bulk carrier ships. The software accounts for
loading and unloading equipment, loading method,
pile size and location, heel, trim, and cargo
Cargo stowage and unloading are planned in the same
interface by dragging and dropping between the cargo
list window and the hold window. Using a highly accurate
model of the hold, the program simulates and displays
the size, shape, and characteristics of the piles when
loading cargo. These calculations are made according
to the method of filling, the cargo's angle of repose,
the trim and heel of the vessel, and the size and position
of the loader heads (whether stationary or moving).
More than one loader at a time may be simulated. Likewise,
pile shape and characteristics while unloading are calculated
and displayed - using computer models of the gates (self-unloading)
or the hatches (gearless) being used.
The results of loading, repositioning, or removal of cargo
at any selected port are automatically predicted for all
future ports in the voyage. Space conflict control is
performed in each port, to prevent inadvertent overlapping
of different cargoes during the same time period. Throughout
the loading and unloading processes, the ship's hydrostatic
and stress parameters are constantly calculated by the
hydrostatics engine. Data regarding the voyage is easily
transferred between planners, vessels, and offices throughout
the customer's locations.
All Autoship stowage planning systems
include the latest version of our comprehensive hydrostatics
analysis engine - Autoload®.