GHS LM suitable for Container Ships ?
Is it possible to use the Load Editor and GHS LM for a container
ship, to plan and evaluate how to stow containers ?
Yes, the Load Editor is applicable to any type of vessel including
container ships. On the other hand, it is not particularly specialized
for dealing with all of the information related to containers.
Basically, the ADD command is used to represent each location on
the vessel which may have a container. Or, if you do not want to
go into that much detail, you can use one ADD command for each stack
of containers, etc.
Since you cannot have more than 200 ADDed weight items at once,
special techniques are available for handling large numbers of ADDed
weights. This involves combining several weights and replacing them
with one. (See the ADD command documentation "Combining Weight
Items".) In this manner you can represent each hold with a
single weight item. Then when you want to deal with a particular
hold, the ADD commands for it are brought back in from a file. Using
this technique, you can effectively deal with several thousand ADDed
weight items representing individual container locations.