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24 October 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 22:02 GMT+2

October 9, 2020

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Hapag-Lloyd is optimistic about the outlook for the containerized shipping

Habben Jansen: We've almost solved the gearbox problem ship crews

The total volume of goods in containers transported by sea globally, this year, there will be a decrease in -4,1%. This was stated today by Rolf Habben Jansen, managing director delegate of the German shipping company Hapag-Lloyd, in a press conference during which he recalled that last April, at the height of the rampant Covid-19 pandemic on a scale 2020, a fall of -10.6% in the world of containerized maritime volumes.

Habben Jansen pointed out that the market recovery is was in fact more substantial than expected: "no one - explained -- he expected that the question would be again grown to this extent. One reason, he observed, might be that consumers spend less on restaurants, concerts, cinemas and bars and more in household items or furniture because they spend more time in their homes. On some routes -- he pointed out the CEO of Hapag-Lloyd -- in August, compared to the same last year, sailed more ships or have sailed larger ships."

Habben Jansen has confirmed that a recovery is taking place - he specified - "probably started in the course quarter and we would expect it to continue in 2021." year in which - he pointed out - an increase in the number of 5.7% of the world's transported volumes.

The german company's manager pointed out that, however, The Covid-19 will have a clear long-term effect global economy, with a consequent impact on global traded goods. However, the CEO of the Hapag-Lloyd was optimistic that the ships and the cost of the fuel is low. Habben, New1005, New Jansen said that Hapag-Lloyd also managed to solve much of the problem of changing the crews of the ships, made difficult by the travel restrictions decided by the Governments. Currently, he announced, there are 52 seafarers still expected to change from more than 300 three months ago, and the their number should soon drop to zero.

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