October 9, 2020
- Hapag-Lloyd is optimistic about the outlook for the
- Habben Jansen: We've almost solved the gearbox problem
- 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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