The Philadelphia-based Lavino Shipping Company opted for electronic data processing three years ago to simplify documentation for the 16 steamship companies the firm represents, four of them container lines with an inventory of more than 20,000 boxes. Working from the basic document, the bill of lading, the computer produced two types of printed manifests that met all carrier and government requirements. Today the process has been refined to perform all freight calculations and to select rates from tariffs set by various conferences. It also keeps track of containers and chassis en route or in storage. Called Computerized Intermodal Management System (CIMSYS), the computer keeps the current status of all containers and chassis and controls equipment assignments.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Communication Channels, Incorporated

    461 8th Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10001
  • Publication Date: 1973-7

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  • Accession Number: 00046896
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1974 12:00AM