The Maritime Administration sent a three-man team on an investigatory trip to Scandinavia from November 9, 1970, through November 27, 1970. Its purpose was to provide an in-depth assessment of the prosperous maritime industries of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. During its three-week tour, the team had extensive discussions with shipowners and shipbuilders associations and visited shipyards, research institutes, and universities. Particular emphasis in the survey was placed on the interrelationships between government, industry, and universities, and on the conduct and implementation of research. Consideration of innovative technical and managerial techniques ranged from economic marketing to computer-assisted regulatory decisions and automated ship production. A resume of the findings is included plus recommendations for: development of a private SHIP COMPUTER CENTER to provide a coordinated, centralized hardware and software capability for the U. S. maritime community; the establishment of a SHIP MANNING BOARD to provide a forum for the discussion of the effects of technical, economic and social change on shipboard manning and the establishment of a MARITIME RESEARCH COUNCIL to provide coordinated, centralized direction of maritime research and development.

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    Maritime Administration

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  • Authors:
    • Nachtsheim, J J
    • Mentz, P B
    • Stranger, R W
  • Publication Date: 1971-2

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 49 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00015225
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 13 1974 12:00AM