Old 3rd Jan 2019, 23:57
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Ancient Mariner
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Originally Posted by Pontius Navigator View Post
Per, it used to be the job of the 1st Mate to work out weight and balance together with unloading priority at different ports.. I guess it is done using a computer before the ship even arrives in port.

It is almost like a ballet watching the container handlers picking and loading them. Is that how it is done?
If the chief mate were to do that today, the ship would never leave port, never mind unload in a meaningful sequence.
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