MERCHANT SHIP AUTOMATION STUDY. ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF AUTOMATION

This volume is comprised of two Parts, Part A and Part B. Part A compares the potential commercial benefit of various proposed shipboard automation applications. It also calls attention to the more profitable areas of further research and development. Part B describes the aspects of subsidy and incentive. Studies show that shipboard automation can help close the gap between U.S. and foreign maritime operating costs. However, the introduction of automation poses certain problems for government, for ship-owners, and for labor. In the overall view, the potential benefits of automation make it almost imperative that these problems be met and solved. Unfortunately, the present subsidy system under which much of our merchant marine operates, fails to provide either shipowner or seaman with any incentive to adopt automation. Under the present law, the benefits of automation would almost entirely accrue to the government.

  • Corporate Authors:

    United Aircraft Corporation

    Norden Division
    Norwalk, CT  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Clayton, C T
    • Botwin, L
  • Publication Date: 1961-4-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 98 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026414
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Norden 262R0017 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: MA-2228
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1974 12:00AM