The report is a critical review of the experience of American President Lines and its unions with an effort supported by the Maritime Administration to investigate effective manning aboard the company's J9 class vessels. These vessels were purchased with company and union agreement to operate them at a crew level of 221. Experiences during the effort with fcilitating mechanisms such as an internal facilitator, an internal management committee, senior officer planning, allcrew meetings, and a labor-management committee to stimulate, evaluate, and promote change are discussed. Redesign of work functions and modifications in shipboard and shoreside work structures are discussed. The changes in the physical and social shipboard environment aboard the vessels is also described along with the results of a design workshop for the company's C-10s to plan the new design and its operation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American President Lines

    1800 Harrison Street
    Oakland, CA  United States  94612
  • Authors:
    • Gaffney, M E
  • Publication Date: 1989-6-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 128 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00493988
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA-RD-840-89008
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1990 12:00AM