Star Wars: The Blue Shift
Shipping and Encumbrance
When Calculating For Shipping based on Starship and Vehicle Encumbrance Stats
Scaling Cargo Encumbrance By Silhouette:
Ships can not carry loads larger than their own silhouette Internally and can not carry them externally unless otherwise modified or stated in their base writeup
When carrying smaller than their silhouette their encumbrance, unless otherwise stated, is their silhouette multiplied by 20
If the items silhouette is less than the ship or creature carrying it, then their encumbrance is altered, being divided by a factor of 10
Converting Passenger/Crew capacity to Storage Capacity and vice versa
For Silhouette 1 Passengers their assumed encumbrance is 5, as well as an additional 5 per individual to account for common amenities and berthing
For luxurious amenities the additional encumbrance becomes 10, and for poor quality amenities and berthing it becomes 2
For Silhouette 2 Passengers such as Hutts or Hergliks, the assumed encumbrance per individual becomes 10, with the additional encumbrance for amenities and berthing becoming 5, 10, and 20 respectively.
As encumbrance represents both weight, size, and general unwieldiness when carrying, some times decreasing the encumbrance of an item, be it living or otherwise, can be as simple as stowing it properly, either by placing it in specialized crates, or by strapping it down.
Stowing cargo in specialized containers provides encumbrance benefits as designated by the containers themselves.