Every time a ship loads cargo, trimming calculations are required. The Ship Trimming program offers a quick and accurate way to determine cargo quantity distribution to achieve the requested trim or draft.
The Ship Trimming program allows a user to choose one of the two trimming options:
- Trimming to obtain desired draft
- Trimming to obtain desired trim with a known amount of cargo
After entering all the requested data, the cargo amount per hold to be used for trimming will appear in the window. Data entries can be changed at any time, and the results are updated automatically. Additional cargo trimming calculation can be made as new data is entered.
A Ship Trimming report can be printed.
Instructions on how to use the program can be accessed through the Help function at any time while in the Ship Trimming program.
Windows 7 or 8 systems do not come preloaded with 32-bit help file support. Microsoft provides a free download for Windows 7 or 8 users to enable Help file support on your system. Please follow Microsoft’s directions here to install the appropriate software on your system to be able to view the help section in Ship Trimming.
The Windows Help program is not supported in Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 or later versions of Windows Server. A downloadable PDF version of each program’s Help Manual is available (go to the main menu of this website and select Software and then Help Manuals).