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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.

- Read More Autoload 3D Crane module is now DNV type approved. (10/06-2013)

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

- Read More Visit Coastdesign Norway at the Nor-Shipping Show, Booth T01-11 (02/06-2013)

Autoship Systems Corporation (ASC) in partner with their Dealer, Coastdesign Norway A/S are pleased to announce they will be exhibiting at Nor-Shipping 2013 from June 4th – 7th at the Norway Trade Fairs in Oslo, Norway.

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Bulk Stowage Planning

Autoload SPS Bulk is a state-of-the-art, integrated, graphical, stowage planning and strength calculation for cargo officers. As a voyage-based program, Autload SPS Bulk provides control over ship loading throuhout the complete voyage.

Autoload SPS Bulk has two main modes: hold mode, and a hydrostatics engine mode.


Hold Mode - and Cargo Loading

The Hold Mode interface includes the Cargo Line Up window, the Stowage window (a complete profile of all holds), and the Hold window (a detailed view of any selected hold). Ports of call are shown along the bottom of the screen. Commodity and port databases are easily edited by the program user. A real-time summary of key hydrostatic values can be displayed on the screen.

Loading is accomplished by selecting cargo in the cargo list and dragging it to a hold/hatch. The program uses cargo properties, including angle of repose and stowage factor, to form the cargo pile. User-definable stowage options include trimmed surface, and the choice between pile-centering in either the center of the hatch, or spread across the hatch area. The 3-D Viewer shows, in detail, either a single hold or all holds together. At a given port of call, the loading condition can be instantly changed from Arrival to Departure.

Hydrostatics Module

Autoload SPS Bulk includes a DNV and Lloyds -approved hydrostatic engine, which enables trim, stability and strenght assessment for any loading condition whether in port or ar sea. The main window shows profile, plan, and body views of the ship in the loaded condition, as well as calculated hydrostatic values. The Hydrostatics module calculates stability as fuel and consumables are used, makes use of optimal ballast, and evaluates strength and satbility uin intact, damaged or grounded conditions. The program can compare observed displacement, obtained from draft surveys, against the simulated condition. The calculated vessel condition is also compared against preset strength and stability limits. Local strength and grain stability calculations are also available.

Onboard installations of Autoload SPS 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.


Autoload SPS Bulk can interface with your company's informations system. Please contact us for details.


Cargo reports include stowage plan (either for an individual hold or all holds), cargo summary, and loading sequence. Loading sequence reports include vessel load/unload sequences and terminal unloading sequence. The hydrostatics reports include loading summary, longitudinal strength and stability data. Reports can be customized to the user's specific requirements. All reports can be printed or exported to standard word processing and spreadsheet programs, and then distributed electronically or printed.

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.