Angelstow is a container vessel stowage tool and a software platform for container liner operations. Its development was initiatied during the Baystow project, funded by Ange Optimization, The Danish Maritime Fund and Maersk Line.
Development of the open source components of the system and the on-line converters is being financed by the industry through sponsorships.
The benefits of Angelstow are
better roundtrip overview
better stowage decisions
seemless stowage operation
interoperability with neighboring functions
more efficient stowage planners
better utilization of the vessels
shorter port stays
Angelstow is provided as free software under the GPL license. Please see the product page for download instructions.
Information Pages and Useful Links
Angelstow provides the planner with an overview of the key features of the stowage e.g. crane split, vessel stress, stability and lashing figures (and more) for multiple calls.
Multiple call scanplan and graphs
By simultaneously visualizing multiple calls, the future impact of decisions made in one call can be visually assessed. This is enabled by the global scan plan editor, a swiftly zoomable and scrollable canvas showing all the calls in the rotation.
Stowing a vessel slot by slot is a tedious and time consuming task. With Angelstow’s commercial Master Planning module it is possible to stow the vessel at a high-level - typically at a hatch level-of-detail - and let the computer handle the exact placement of each container.
In this way, hundreds or thousands of containers can swiftly be rearranged, drastically easing the task to optimize the vessel with respect to all the different objectives.
Master planning makes the planning more effective, since the planner only focuses on compartment level instead of slot level. The detailed decisions are made by the software according to business rules