Wynholds Company Will Provide Computer Systems For Maersk Line Ships

The Hans W. Wynholds Company (HWW) of Cupertino, Calif., recently signed its third major maritime contract—a multi-year project with Maersk Line, Ltd. of New York—to provide computer hardware, software, documentation, training, and support for both shipboard and shoreside applications.

The hardware will be the HP250 super-micro computers manufactured by Hewlett-Packard.

The five systems include three identical shipboard computer systems for the administration of crew payroll/overtime and for spare parts inventory control. The Maersk ships will be at sea for extended periods of time; contact between the shipboard and New York office computers will be maintained by satellite communication. A specially designed electronic mail capability will automate the computer linkup and minimize the data transmission expenses.

One home office system will handle corporate accounting and vessel/voyage accounting, providing special management reports broken down by ship, voyage, agent, and account number. All of the computers will have word processing and electronic spreadsheet capability.

HWW computerized the three new c-9 containerships for American President Lines, and also provides hardware, software, and support services to Pacific-Gulf Marine of New Orleans.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 32,  Apr 1984

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