The report describes an assessment of requirements for a Shipping Operations Information system to be developed jointly by the Maritime Administration and selected U. S. flag ocean carriers. To be developed progressively in breadth and depth of capability, the system consists of four major services - Cargo Space Documentation, Intermodal Distribution Coordination, Fleet Resource Management, and Maritime Industry Reporting - each responsive to a particular set of maritime community needs. Within each service 'modular computer programs' are to carry out individual tasks on call while being stored at a central facility in conjunction with the necessary data files accessible on either a common or proprietary basis. A nationwide communcations network allows for local remote terminal access to the system offering common usage to U. S. shipping companies.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, COM-73-10766, $9.00-PC and $1.45-Microfiche.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Computer Sciences Corporation

    6565 Arlington Boulevard
    Falls Church, VA  United States  22046
  • Authors:
    • Giroux, E
  • Publication Date: 1973-5-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 75 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00048102
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: MA-2-36238
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM