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How Container Stowage Planning works

Container stowage planning is an art and I absolutely loved the time when I used to do it.. Nowadays there are computer systems to do this, but the basics remain the same.. In this article I have explained how the stowage planning works..

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Comparison of container ship stowage plan

The other day I was going through some of my old files and I came across the bay plan of a container ship that I used to plan for in 1996..

This brought back a lot of good memories, but then it hit me “boom”, how much things have changed with regards to modern container ships such as the Triple E and the structure of the ships and the stowage itself..
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Why do containers get stowed and discharged incorrectly..??

There are a lot of cases across all the shipping lines whereby containers get stowed on board a ship to the incorrect destination and discharged at the incorrect destination.. Why does this happen..?? More often than not, the number one reason for the incorrect stowage and discharge would be improper documentation submitted to the port…

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Container Stow position numbering

In response to my previous post a VERY INTERESTING question has been raised by a user Sandeep.. His question being : Quote information provided is very good. However could you please tell me why does the on deck tier numbering system start from 80 and only even numbers are used i.e. 82 , 84…

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Identifying a stow position

Some of the people in the industry can identify where a container has been stowed on board of a ship just by reading the stow position (also known as cell position) and also whether it is a 20’ or a 40’ container that is stowed there..

How they do this..?? Mainly based on experience in handling stowage plans, but there is a formula to it..

I will explain below..

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