Potential uses of computer and data processing systems in commercial ship operations are reported, excluding a study of the merits of shipboard or shore-based facilities. Operational costs are given for amortization, wages and subsistence, port, brokerage, and voyage expense, cargo handling, stores, maintenance and repair, insurance, and fuel. Operational areas considered include: allocation of computer costs, assignment of shipboard activities to operational areas, documentation, cargo operations, ship en route operations, cost control and management, payroll control and preparation, and ship owner's management and control. Computer system requirements are also described. It is concluded that the estimates of potential economic pay-off are not considered to be more than order of magnitude estimates and are subject to modification.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number TAC-102-3.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Technology Audit Corporation

    1725 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Campbell, J W
  • Publication Date: 1965-2-5

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026881
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TAC 102-3 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: MA-3376
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM