Depending on the type of membership or rate selected, your vessel can obtain a specific number of movements, or monthly cycles. There are some rates that do not include cycles, and each movement is charged separately. This applies mostly to small and/or transitory vessels.
The following are the cycles used at the Drystack:
- Wet Cycle:
The movement with the forklift from its space in the warehouse to a bed, in order to prepare it for a launch. It includes four bed hours and the movement of the bed to the dock. It also includes the lifting of the vessel to the bed upon returning, 4 hours on the bed for cleaning and finally the lifting of the vessel to its assigned space in the warehouse. All this movement is considered a Wet Cycle.
- Dry Cycle:
The movement of the vessel with the forklift from its space in the warehouse to a bed for its regular washing and cleaning. It includes four bed hours and the movement back to its space in the warehouse.
Any of these movements (wet cycle or dry cycle) is considered one cycle. Any other movement not mentioned is considered as out of cycle. Those vessels that do not have cycles included in their contract will be charged for every forklift movement and for bed use separately.