General Cargo Planning

Port Rotation

One of the fundamental concepts in SimpleStow GC is the voyage scenario or port rotation. With SimpleStow GC you plan not only one loading condition in a selected port, but stowage scenario for the entire voyage

The program uses the list of ports that the ship will call during the voyage, ports characteristics, and the order of port rotation to perform various tasks:

  • Port rotation in SimpleStow GCEvery port has designated color that the program uses to render cargo in the plan and the 3D view. You can select what color-coding scheme – by POL or POD – to apply in the plan.
  • The program allows you to instantly switch stowage condition from port to port simply clicking on a port in the Port Rotation bar. SimpleStow GC immediately updates the stowage plan showing only the cargo that is supposed to be on board in the selected port.
  • Changing position of cargo in one port automatically updates the stowage plan for all the affected ports.
  • You can plan for different ports in a random order. SimpleStow GC automatically checks for stowage conflicts not only in the current port, but in all ports through the entire voyage and warns you about possible problem that may occur in the earlier or later ports.

Port rotation in SimpleStow GC can be entered manually or imported from a structured text file.

At any time when planning the ship, you can add, delete ports in the current voyage, or change their order. SimpleStow GC automatically updates the stowage plan and checks for possible conflicts that may be caused by altering port rotation.


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