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Autoload - Onboard Loading Computer

Autoload is a well-established and renowned loading computer. Used around the world, Autoload is installed on virtually every type of vessel - ro-ro, container, bulk, semi-submersible, coastguard, naval, cruise, fishing, survey, tanker, supply vessels and more. At present, Autoload has been installed onboard more than 1500 vessels.

With Autoload we are market leaders on the most complicated vessel types, from the stability standpoint, such as semi-submersible heavy lift vessels (lifting floating rigs out of the water) and semi-submersible offshore rigs. The biggest ever built “Thunder Horse”, has more than 300 tanks online, draft, mooring (including horizontal forces) and online wind sensors. Thunder Horse was even delivered to the operational site with the vessel (Blue Marlin) using Autoload as its onboard loading computer.

Thunder Horse and Blue Marlin
Picture from Autoload

The Autoload loading computer uses a complete 3D model of the vessel, identical to the model used for creating the approved stability booklet. Designed to meet IMO loading computer requirements, Autoload enables vessel operators to perform accurate stability and strength calculations for any vessel loading condition. All calculations are performed from first principles, ensuring that results are true at any displacement and any angle of heel or trim.

3D view in Autoload of a offshore construction vessel

Computer Specifications

Autoship software was the first true marine Windows application back in 1990. Today Autoload remains a native windows application and can be installed on any computer using the Microsoft Windows platform.