What Are the Standards Used as a Reference in Loading Computer/Stowage Planning?

There are many standards that have been recognized worldwide and can be used as a reference in certification stowage planning, including:

  • IACS UR_L5- Computer Software for Onboard Stability Calculations
  • IACS UR_S1- Requirements for Loading Conditions, LoadingManuals and Loading Instruments,
  • IACS No. 48 – Recommendations on Loading Instruments
  • IACS No. 110 – Guideline for Scope of Damage Stability Verification on new oil tankers, chemical tankers and gas carriers
  • Marpol Annex 1 – Regs 27 and 28

And there are many more reference standards used in stowage planning software / loading computer software.

iStow Container (2023). Photo: Pranala Digital Transmaritim