A programmed loading procedure for containerized cargo ships is developed. The model requires input information on the containers to be loaded, the ship's design and hydrostatic properties, and the specific order of port calls to be made in the voyage. The purpose of the programmed procedure is to minimize time spent in ports for unloading and loading. Requirements for ship trim, list, and stability, safety regulations governing hazardous cargo stowage are taken into account. The procedure is presented in simple flowcharts and in a detailed FORTRAN IV program. An illustration, which was made as realistic as possible was given and the complete computer printout are attached. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Postgraduate School

    1 University Circle
    Monterey, CA  United States  93943
  • Authors:
    • Thieu, T Q
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

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  • Pagination: 98 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127588
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MS Thesis
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1975 12:00AM