Dry Bulk Shipping
Alongside Quintiq's generic planning capabilities of Designing Optimal Fleet Network, Capacity Optimization and Voyage Scheduling & Revision Management, it is crucial for dry bulk tankers to take into account the vessel and hatch capacity and last cargo restrictions to optimize utilization levels without incurring contamination costs or quality loss.
Planning is very complex if maximizing TCE is the goal, because of:
- Complex Stowage Planning
- Some vessels can have up to nine or more hatches
- One or more different brands
- Per hatch: one or more owners
- Per brand: transshipment or storage
- Unloading sequence (shipmaster)
- Contamination risks (moisture, remnants)
- Hatch cleaning and inspections
- Safety requirements (cargo shifting/trimming) and procedures
- Balancing the most profitable mix between CoA commitments, ports, CoA laycans and spot-market opportunities
Quintiq provides decision support planning solutions to optimize fleet utilization resulting in an overall improved profitability, TCE, and quality while minimizing bunker and port costs, idle time, ballast runs, and contamination.