OPERATIONAL EVALUATION OF A COMPUTER LOADING PROGRAM FOR CONTAINER VESSELS

This report evaluates a computer program for the automated sequencing of containers for container-ship loading and unloading. It is concluded that the terminal personnel can readily be trained to use the programs, and that the programs incorporate the ship parameters easily and will perform trim and stability calculations as each container is loaded in order to provide the master with the necessary ballasting information. The actual control of the loading of the ship by computer programs is, however, thought to need further development.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Matson Terminals Incorporated

    100 Mission
    San Francisco, CA  USA  94105

    Maritime Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Thoolen, S
    • Meade, G
    • Scott, D
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 85 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196483
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA-RD-930-79008
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1979 12:00AM