Aries Marine and Engineering Services

LOADING SOFTWARES

Aries Marine provides Specialized Loading Software which provides an integrated and user friendly
system for load planning and loading calculations offering numerous functions and facilities for safe
and efficient ship operation.

The Loading Software provides a wide range of modules for on-board and office use. It is designed to
operate on an interactive graphical environment. The user always works on the actual vessel plan, screens
are self-explanatory, have a consistent format and provide quick access to the information required to
perform a given task. It is suitable for use On-board, as well as in office as a standalone system.

The Loading Software is type approved by all major Classification Societies. The Loading Software
itself offers a variety of modules. In addition to Statutory Requirements, a wide range of ship operator
needs and safety aspects (e.g. Emergency Response) are covered. Specialized versions are available for all
ship types, handling aspects specific to each ship type.

As per the latest IMO requirements the new and existing oil and chemical tankers to be fitted with an
approved stability instrument capable of verifying compliance with the applicable intact and damage
stability requirements. These new tankers, constructed on or after 1 January 2016, will need to comply
on delivery and existing tankers, constructed before 1 January 2016, will need to comply at the first
scheduled renewal survey after 1 January 2016 but not later than 1 January 2021.

Specialized versions are available for the following ships Types:

  • Bulk carriers and Dry cargo
  • Tankers – LNG Carriers
  • Offshore Support vessels
  • Ro-Ro & passengers Ships
  • Container Ships
  • Chemical Ships
  • LPG ships
  • Floating Cranes


The following are the few features covered by the Loading Software

  • Interactive graphical profile and plan views of the vessel and compartments
  • Display of the actual loading condition and calculated results on the vessel plans
  • Cargo densities, definition and conversion
  • Tanks Loading by Sound, Ullage, Weight, Volume or Percentage
  • Stores and Consumables
  • Full validation of user inputs
  • Constants modification. Dual set of constants (actual and constants as in the loading manual)
  • Tank top strength
  • Crane Operation Check at any user-defined crane position and load. User interactive ballast adjustment. The user can save any calculated operating position
  • Anchor Handling and Towing Operation
  • Firefighting Operation
  • Pipe Laying Operation
  • Heavy Lift Operation
  • Loading Summary, block unloading of a selected load
  • Stability Analysis
  • 2D or 3D hull model, depending on the loading manual method
  • GZ-Theta graphical stability curve
  • IMO Criteria, automatic selection as per load type
  • Damage Stability, check actual GM/KG against predefined limiting curves
  • Error messages, warning and safety critical (Stability, Strength, Free-board)
  • Longitudinal Strength, graphical and interactive read-out at any frame
  • Harbor and Sea going limits
  • Ship weight distribution report, to check dry-docking position of supports
  • Drafts at the perpendiculars and at the draft marks
  • Draft zones selection and adjustment
  • Sea-water density effect on the loading condition of the vessel
  • Trim Check
  • Propeller Immersion
  • Storage and retrieval of unlimited number of loading conditions
  • Metric, British or mixed system of units and automatic units conversion
  • Print outs or complete reports. Text and graphical output
  • Import/export of loading conditions. Export conditions by e-mail
  • On-line help
  • Lashing Calculations
  • IMDG Code
  • Bunkering
  • General Cargo (3D)
  • Loading by Non-Corrected Ullage/Sounding
  • Draught Survey
  • Air Drafts
  • Visibility Check
  • Deadweight Scale - Parallel Middle Body
  • On-Line Interface to Tank Level Gauging System
  • Gain/Loss of Cargo due to Sagging/Hogging
  • Vessel Particulars and Plans
  • PDF Export