Panama Canal Authority Customizes GHS

March 2005

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.

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The Panama 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.

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