EFFECTIVE MANNING AT AMERICAN PRESIDENT LINES
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.
American President Lines1800 Harrison Street
Oakland, CA United States 94612
- Gaffney, M E
- Publication Date: 1989-6-6
- Pagination: 128 p.
- TRT Terms: Labor relations; Labor unions; Management; Manning requirements; Maritime industry; Personnel management; Policy; Shipbuilding
- Old TRIS Terms: Crews; Management policies
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Highways; Marine Transportation; Policy;
- 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