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Thursday, March 11, 2021 

Autoship Systems Corporation (ASC) of Vancouver, Canada in close cooperation with UK Reseller, Autoship Systems UK and Norwegian Reseller Coastdesign Norway have won an order to supply Boskalis Marine Services with ASCs onboard stability software, Autoload.

Boskalis has installed over 20 licenses of Autoload onboard its Anchor Handling Tugs and Offshore Construction Vessels. Headquartered in Papendrecht, the Netherlands, Boskalis is a global dredging contractor and marine services provider, opertaing in 90 countries with a fleet of over 650 vessels and floating equipment.

Boskalis uses Autoload to satisfy class requirements for approved Type 2 and Type 3 loading instrument software. Type 2 software calculates stability and compares against approved MaxVCG curves for intact and damage stability. Type 3 software calculates stability and runs checks on all the design damage stability cases at the current loading state.

Autoship Systems UK Director, Bill McKinnon said: “We are proud to have been selected by Boskalis to supply our Autoload onboard stability software for installation on a part of the Boskalis offshore fleet”.

ASC is a marine software developer of load planning software, loading instrument software and integrated CAD/CAM programs. Autoload is used at all stages of vessel operations, reading data from tank, draught, wind and SCR sensors as well as user-input and then reports on the stability and strength status 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. Onshore, the load planning modules are interfaced with the in-house booking systems and are used to create load plans which are then transmitted to the vessel, thus allowing more optimal loading in shorter time.

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