M a r i n e Management Systems, Inc. Receives $ 1 9 0 , 0 0 0 M a r A d Contract

Marine Management Systems, Inc., 300 Broad Street, Stamford, Conn. 06901, is developing a fully automated ship data system for the U.S. Maritime Administration (MarAd) under a recently awarded $190,000 contract, it was announced recently.

The announcement was made by Eugene D. Story, president of the Stamford-based firm which specializes in computerized management systems for the international marine transportation industry.

Implementation of the system is scheduled by the end of 1977.

Mr. Story said that his company is automating the data entry and file maintenance portion of MarAd's existing ship data system, which until now has entailed the manual collection of ship characteristics information from a variety of ship publications and registers.

With a substantially improved data entry capability, MarAd will be able to expand its current data base of vessel c h a r a c t e r i s t i c s which includes all merchant vessels in the world, 1,000 gross registered tons or more.

"The use of newly automated data from ship classification societies, such as Lloyd's Register, the American Bureau of Shipping, and Det norske Veritas, will vastly improve the accuracy of the data stored and will streamline the data entry process," he stated.

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