APL Plans New Ship Construction Program —Retains L.A. Hardlander

W.B. Seaton, president of American President Lines, Ltd., has announced that the marine consulting firm of L.A. Harlander & Associates has been retained to consult with and advise the company in regard to its new ship construction program.

Pursuant to the 20-year Operating- Differential Subsidy Agreement between American President Lines, Ltd. and the Maritime Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the company has agreed to commit to the construction of a minimum of two new containerships by December 31, 1978. The company is presently studying the feasibility of constructing a number of ships in excess of the minimum number contracted for with MarAd.

In performing its consulting services, L.A. Harlander & Associates will play a major role in the design, engineering, contracting for, and construction of the new shins, along with the staff of American President Lines, Ltd.

and other outside consultants.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 41,  Jul 15, 1978

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