Canal Authority Customizes GHS
A longtime user of GHS (General HydroStatics, ship
stability software), the Panama Canal Authority took advantage
of the flexibility of this software to develop a special interface
for use by its Boarding Officers. This was done in conjunction
with a training session at the offices of Creative Systems in
Port Townsend, WA, covering advanced modeling techniques.
Canal uses GHS to calculate interior volume of hull and superstructure
for assessing the tonnage of ships passing through the canal.
The ease with which users can create their own interfaces is a
unique feature of GHS. It is expected that the training along
with the new interface will reduce the time it takes to create
vessel models and calculate tonnage.