Maine Maritime Academy Shipping Management Seminar Labeled Outstanding Success

The recently concluded Shipping Management Seminar co-sponsored by Marine Management Systems, Inc. of Stamford, Conn., and the Maine Maritime Academy, signaled the beginning of a new development at MMA, a Center for Advanced Maritime Studies in Castine.

Although plans are still in the formative stages, Academy Superintendent Rear Adm.

E.A. Rodgers remarked: "This five-day seminar represented a giant step forward toward our goal to develop a year-round advanced maritime management education and training center in Castine." Rear Admiral Rodgers further stated that this venture has the full approval and support of our board of trustees.

The course, well-attended by key personnel of a large number of major shipping and oil companies based in the United States and abroad, was labeled an outstanding success by Academy and Marine Management Systems officials.

Eugene D. Story, president, Marine Management Systems, Inc., and three vice presidents of that company, David J. Noonan, William Oakes and Robert D. Ohmes, designed the course to meet the need for improved management information systems within the tanker/bulk carrier industry.

Assisting these four as the seminar staff speakers/instructors were Frank X. Lang, manager, finance and planning of Norsk Pacific Steamship Co., Ltd. (subsidiary of Crown Zellerbach International), and Capt.

David Moreby, Head of the School of Maritime Studies, Plymouth Polytechnic, Plymouth, England.

Seminar topics included: an Introduction to Marine Information System requirement for the Tanker/Bulk Carrier operations; covering fundamentals of a management information system and applications to the planning function, chartering, ship scheduling, ship operations, accounting and financial controls. Attendees went away with a solid hold on these subject areas, which will permit them to determine and specify their own system requirements. Another Seminar is planned for 1978.

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