Technical Report On Liner And Bulk Planning Systems Offered By MarAd

The Maritime Administration has announced the availability of a three-volume technical report, "Microcomputer- Based Planning System for Liner and Bulk Shipping Operators." Under a MarAd research and development contract, Temple, Barker and Sloane, Inc. (TBS) of Lexington, Mass., developed two separate systems—one for liner vessels and the other for bulk carriers. Each system provides easy-to-use tools for evaluating various factors that are critical to strategic planning. Lykes Bros. Steamship Company assisted TBS in developing the system for liner operators. The American Steamship Company, GARD, Inc., and Marine Transport Lines assisted with the bulk operator system. Copies of the report may be obtained from the National Technical Information Service, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Va. 22161. Order numbers and prices are: Executive summary, PB86-159902/AS, $9.95; User's Guide (Liner Operators), PB86-159910/AS, $16.95; User's Guide (Bulk Shipping Operators), PB86-159928/AS, $16.95.

Computer programs for each of the systems are available on diskettes from Temple, Barker and Sloane. Information on how to order these is available from MarAd; contact John Dumbleton at (202) 382-0350.

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