SVM VAP Vessel Auto Plan

Increasing vessel size due to technological advancement has created new challenges to vessel planner when planning the container stowage on the vessel. As vessel carrying capacity increases the quantity of containers to be planned and complexity also increases, simultaneously increases the time taken to plan each vessel’s container stowage.

SVM VAP (Vessel Auto Plan) System is designed to help the vessel planner increase productivity in vessel stowage planning task whilst complexity of calculating vessel and cargo constraints are considered relieving tedious task of manual work. The auto plan built-in algorithm will help the planner solves various stowage plan constraints and predict future ports’ loading or discharge issue in advance. Ship’s Planner can review and make adjustments to the vessel’s stowage plan to minimize re-stow and shifting cost.

User-defined color scheme is used to differentiate ports, weight and special cargoes for better visualization of the entire vessels stowage position. Integrated with terminals using industry standard UNEDIFACT messages with capability to plan container vessel of any capacity with built-in ballast optimization engine, the stability, draft, shear forces calculation are ensured for ship’s safety.

It provides single unified platform for collaboration between lines regional operation and head office. It provides an efficient container stowage planning tool to minimize container re-stowage cost and improve vessels turnaround time at the terminal.

Features

  • Superior planning accuracy, efficiency & flexibility
  • Allocates container forecast optimally.
  • Considers Complex IMDG cargo segregation
  • Neat Crane split
  • Intelligent Ordering of Port Rotations
  • Generates parallel plans.
  • Efficiently calculates vessel stress & stability
  • Optimal allocation of High cube containers
  • User definable bay allocation and/or loading history
  • Optimized Ballast Intake Model
  • Customizable stack weight/height
  • Re-stow cost calculator
  • Optimized space utilization
  • Visibility over various Port Situations

 

Benefits

  • System gives First Preference to User defined Bay allocation,.
  • Container recap to have quick sum of quantity
  • With Optimal Allocation of space ensures that not even single box is left unplanned.
  • Solves complex departure conditions and various cargo type constraints in seconds.
  • Improves productivity in terms of planning time
  • Reduces errors by solving all the container type Model
  • Mitigates accident risk because of dangerous cargoes (Planned for release in 2015)
  • Improves crane efficiency during load/discharge by reducing the adjacencies.

    → Priority loading reduces the chance of shut-out and also decreases shifting and re-stow cost (Planned for release in 2015).

  • Simulation against future port cargoes in order to identify the optimal stowage plans over more than one port
  • Reduces operational risk because of vessel heel.
  • Avoids over stow for CODs by reducing the mix of different PODs in same bay.
  • Produces best pattern with multiple targets (Pattern, Crane, and Trim) enabled.
  • Improves visibility by sticking with the stack height in every Port and by considering the Best trim table.
  • Neatly Stows cargoes vertically/horizontally based upon the user preferred stowage patterns.
    →  Achieves optimal ballast requirement basis departure drafts & strength (SF/BM/TM) parameters and its complicated constraints.

    →   Reduces instance of heavy containers on top of lighter containers; thus having good GM and better lashing Forces

    →  Identifies cheapest port to over stow aiming towards reduced operational costs ( Planned for release in 2015)