The Transfer Cargo Pane is used to transfer cargo between a planet/starbase and a starship, and between starships. It can be activated by selecting the Transfer action from:
When the Transfer action is selected, if there is more than one possible target for the transfer, a selection menu will appear, and it will be necessary to select the target from that menu. If there is only one possible transfer target, that target will be automatically selected.
The Transfer Cargo Pane allows transfer of cargo between starships and planets, starbases, and other starships.
For each item type that can be transferred, there will be a line in the Transfer Cargo Pane. That line will contain information on the amount of the item type available for transfer, and transfer arrows for 1, 10, 100, and 1,000 of the items in each direction. To transfer the item, select the appropriate arrows. To transfer the maximum possible number of an item type, hold the Shift key while selecting the arrow.
After all transfers to foreign starships have been completed, all receiving starships are checked to see if they're overloaded (cargo or fuel in excess of capacity). Any overloaded starship will return excess cargo to the sending starship. Cargo is returned in the following order:
Finally, if the sending starship has excess cargo after the return step, then its cargo is trimmed in a proportional manner, regardless of quantity transferred. Any leftover fractions are truncated, potentially resulting in a gap in the cargo room.
For example, if a Large Freighter tried to send 120 tritanium, 80 molybdenum, and 200 supplies to a foreign Gemini Transport, but the latter already has 40 kilotons of cargo (maximum of 400), then the Gemini will return 40 supplies. If the Large Freighter has filled its cargo room with 1,200 clans, then its cargo will be trimmed to 1,161 clans and 38 supplies.
|Starship||Unowned Planet||To B , C||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes D||No E , N||No N|
|Starship||Planet – Same owner||To/From||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Starship||Planet – Foreign||To C , F||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes G||No E , N||No N|
|Starship||Starship – Same owner||To/From||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Starship||Starship – Foreign||To C , H||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No I , N||No J , N|
|Planet||Starship – Same owner||To/From||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Planet||Starship – Foreign||To F||No||No||No||No||No K||No|
|Starbase||Starship – Same owner||To/From||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Starbase||Starship – Foreign||To F||No L||No||No||No||No K||No M|
See also: Out of Fuel.