American V. Ships, Mineola, N.Y., has been named the technical manager of three vessels to be chartered to the recently established Wallenius and Wilhemsen joint venture - Wallenius-Wilhemsen Line. American V. will continue to manage the 5,600-unit each Faust
and Fidelio, which have been under the company's management since 1989.
American V. signed a six-year contract with Automar International Car Carrier
to be the technical manager of the U.S. flag vessels, Faust and Fidelio. The company will provide its full range of technical management services including operating, crewing, budget control, purchasing and quality assurance. The three vessels are chartered through September 2005 to American Roll-on Roll-off Carriers, a U.S. subsidiary of Wallenius-Wilhemsen Lines.