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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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Container Stowage Planning

Autoload SPS Container offers complete control of the ship's loading throughout the voyage. With Autoload SPS Container, you have two options for loading containers: manual or automatic. Use a simple drag and drop procedure to load manually. The automated stowage planning allow you to customize automatic loading.

Autoload SPS Container includes a container module and the Autoload Stability hydrostatics engine.


Container Module and Cargo Loading

Develop preliminary and final stowage plans with Autoload SPS Container. The general interface includes a booking list, the Bayplan Overall windows, and the Detail window (where a single selected bay is displayed). An interface with the hydrostatics engine allows instant checking of ship's hydrostatic characteristics.

Loading is accomplished by dragging either an individual container or a group of containers from the booking list windows into one of the bays in either the detailed or overall views. A group of cells can also be selected to load temporary containers not yet specified in the booking list. Containers with dangerous cargo are clearly marked and segregation conflicts are identified. User-defined colours specify containers by IMO Class, port of loading or port of discharge. Container information displayed on the screen includes load port, discharge port, container number, IMO Class, type and weight. Of your vessel is using another ASC module for other cargo types - such as Autoload SPS Ro-Ro software - then both modules display footprints for both types of previously stowed cargo.

Hydrostatics Module

The hydrostatic module enables vessel operators to perform trim, stability and strenght 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 usse of optimal ballast, and evaluates strenght 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 Container 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.


The container module reports include single and overall bay plans, as well as dangerous cargo manifests.

Key features

Cargo Management Module

  • Drag and drop from booking list to bays.
  • Select and load multiple bookings.
  • Considers total voyage scenario.
  • Automatic IMO DAGO segregation rules check.
  • Offers EDI for file booking import and export.

Hydrostatics Module

  • Integrated with carrier company booking system.
  • Real time link to deck plan module and hydrostatic engine.
  • Produce detailed reports of bay plans and officially accepted DAGO reports.