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We have moved to a new office! (03/02-2014)

Coastdesign Norway is happy to announce that we have moved into a new office on 1st December 2013.

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The advanced Autoload 3D crane module is now type approved by DNV.

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Break Bulk Stowage Planning

Autoload SPS Break Bulk is general cargo stowage planning software. This revolutionary software oprimizes cargo stowage, and also monitors seaworthiness. Autoload SPS Break Bulk is a total voyage-based program, and thus provides control of ship's loading throughout the complete voyage.

Autoload SPS Break Bulk includes two modules: Cargo Management and Hydrostatics. The cargo management module can be purchased separately.



Cargo Management Module

The Cargo Management module includes a booking list, a complete profile of all holds, and a detailed view of any selected hold. Sort and filter cargo information in the booking list. A commodity database including cargo reference information (for example cargo dimensions, stowage factor, and basic stowage rules) can be easily expanded by the user. Over 40 user-defined hydrostatic values can be viewed while remaining within the Cargo Management module.


Cargo Loading.

Loading cargo in the cargo management module is easy, fast, and efficient. Stowage methods include lift, unit and stowage factor. Loading can be automatic or user-defined. Automatic loading from the booking list into a given hold is accomplished by dragging the cargo from the booking list window, and dropping it into one of the holds. Autoload SPS Break Bulk then places the cargo in the hold to achieve the best utilization of cargo space. If user-defined loading is preferred, the operator can select the quantity to be solved, hold position, stowage method, and even re-define stowage rules. An over-stowage condition is automatically identified and marked on-screen by cross-hatching of the cargo. The operator then has the option to accept the condition, or re-stow the cargo.


Hydrostatic Module

The hydrostatic module enables vessel operators to perform trim, stability and strength calculations for any load condition in port and at sea. The main window shows profile, plan and body plan views of the ship in the loaded condition, as well as calculated hydrostatic values. The Hydrostatic module calculates stability as fuel and consumables are used, makes use of optimal ballast, and evaluates strength and stability in intact, damaged or grounded conditions. A comparison of the vessel condition can be made against preset strength and stability limits. All calculation results are derived from first principles, which means that the results are accurate at any displacement and at any angle of trim or heel.

Onboard installations of Autoload SPS Break Bulk can include an interface with tank and draft sensors. This interface allows real time monitoring of tank loading and drafts. Sensor connections can be taken offline in case of reading errors, or if the program operator wishes to simulate "what-if" scenarios. 


Key Features

Cargo Management Module

  • Virtual stowage planning desktop.
  • Simple drag and drop stowage method.
  • Overall ship profile plus 3D detailed view.
  • User-defined or automatic cargo stowage.
  • Considers total voyage scenario.
  • Uses real size of cargo blocks and holds.
  • Manual Booking List input or can be integrated with company's booking system.
  • Automatic checking of over-stowage.
  • Instant control over hydrostatic parameters.
  • Produces detailed reports of stowage plans and booking list in different formats.

Hydrostatics Module

  • Views include profile, plan, body, tanks and a hydrostatic values window.
  • Edit tank loading and weights with ease through interactive graphical user interface.
  • Handle intact and damage conditions.
  • Compare vessel condition with preset strenght and stability limits.
  • Manage different harbour water densities.
  • Print reports that are exportable to word processing or spreadsheet programs.