COMPUTER -- A GROWING ROLE IN US CARGO HANDLING

Computers have been introduced at container terminals for control of container storage, loading and unloading, and for the tracing and allocation of empty units. At the same time, a modern bulk terminal operates a computer authorized system of preventive maintenance, and a container leasing company has extended its computer facilities to achieve immediate, updated information flow on the position of its fleet. The motivation for turning to computers is, apparently, only partly financial. The crucial factor, however, is quality of service. More and more companies within the industry are asking themselves whether they can remain competitive in terms of speed and diversity of functions with conventional operations control.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cargo Systems International

    Arun House, 201-205 High Street
    New Malden KT3 4BH, Surrey,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

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  • Accession Number: 00174293
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1978 12:00AM