Italian Marine Technical Institutions Install Autoload Stability & Stowage Planning Systems (SPS)


Autoship Systems Corporation (ASC) of Vancouver, Canada and their Italian Reseller, Stefano Thermes of Navalia in collaboration with 5K Systems of Italy, are pleased to announce the delivery of over 70 educational licenses. Autoload® On-board and Load Planning Software and Stowage Planning Systems (SPS) will be installed at 10 Marine Technical Institutions in Italy.

ASC’s On-board and Load Planning software, Autoload is used at all stages of vessel operations. The program reads data from tank, draft, wind and sensors as well as user-input, and then reports on the condition of the vessel. Autoload is often used in conjunction with ASC-developed load planning modules specific to a vessel type, eg. supply, jack-up, bulk, ro-ro, rig, etc.  Ashore, the load planning modules are interfaced with the in-house booking systems and are used to create load plans which are then transmitted back to the vessel thus allowing more optimal loading in shorter time. The ASC educational package includes five models: merchant vessels ro-ro, multipurpose and container, bulk, tanker, and lng.

ASC’s Stowage Planning Systems (SPS) provide extensive stowage solutions for cargo management activities. SPS can be customized to different levels of management complexity ranging from organizing rig decks or supply vessels to complex Ro-Ro ship cargo placement.

Located in Genova, Italy, 5Ks are simulation experts in the defense and civil sectors. From design to installation to support they maintain simulators for several Navies around the world and also manage simulators for marine educational facilities.

Stefano Thermes of Navalia has been an ASC Reseller in Italy and Egypt for over 30 years. Navalia offers marine consulting services in addition to selling and servicing ASC software.

ASC is a marine software developer of load planning software, loading instrument software and integrated CAD/CAM programs. For over 40 years ASC has continued to provide innovative software solutions that save customers’ time and money on each project they undertake. For more information email