The final study provides a base for determining if present fragmented methods for reporting anticipated and actual vessel movements into and out of the nation's ports can be expanded from today's port-centered systems to a nationally integrated system of vessel-movement reporting. The considerations leading toward the recommended national system are summarized and the technical alternatives that were considered are described. The expected costs and revenues of the preferred National Vessel-Traffic Information System at each stage of the recommended implementation process are provided. The report also describes the administrative and management activities to be undertaken during the establishment of the system. The recommended plan includes the formation of a national cooperative association of marine traffic reporting agencies.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by ARINC Research Corp., Annapolis, Md. rept. no. 1331-002-2-1744.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Marine Exchange of the San Francisco Bay Region

    303 World Trade Center
    San Francisco, CA  United States  94612

    ARINC Research Corporation

    2251 Riva Road
    Annapolis, MD  United States  21401

    Maritime Administration

    Office of Ports and Intermodal Systems, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Mitchell, M W
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 101 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181756
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA-GEN-970-78052 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: MA-6-38047
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1979 12:00AM