Canada IG Metall sees German shipbuilding in an existence crisis

06:15  04 may  2021
06:15  04 may  2021 Source:   dw.com

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of shipbuilding in Germany is in the middle of an existence crisis in Germany.

Der Verband für Schiffbau und Meerestechnik stellt heute seinen Jahresbericht vor. © Daniel Bockwoldt / DPA The association for shipbuilding and marine engineering is today presenting its annual report.

"This crisis goes to the substance of German shipbuilding. Thousands of jobs on shipyards and suppliers are in danger, "said the District Manager coast of the union, Daniel Friedrich, the German Press Agency.

«Single locations - and thus important industrial cores on the coast - stand out before," he fears. "To secure the future of shipbuilding in Germany, politics and companies need to act now."

in the midst of one of the heaviest crises, the association for shipbuilding and marine engineering (VSM) today reports on the location of the industry. The shipyard industry has been hit hard by the Corona Cress, many operations are many jobs on the cant. The German shipyards are small in international comparison, but have actually found profitable niches after the farewell of container shipbuilding - for example when building cruise ships, luxury yachts and special boats. But just the cruise industry does not need new ships in the Corona-Lockdown.

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«Around three quarters of the civilian shipbuilding order book in this country, as well as throughout the EU, were placed by cruise patrors. But these customers will not order new ships in the coming years, "defended the VSM head executive Reinhard Lüken recently. In the face of huge order holes, it is about more than a bridging of missing demand. "We have to deal seriously with the question of whether we will build in Germany, even throughout Europe 2030 still in a significant scope of civilian ships."

between Emden in the West and Wolgast In the East, the 60 larger shipyards counted 20,300 employees. With suppliers, the industry offers about 200,000 jobs. In addition to the construction of new ships, maintenance, repairs and conversions are the business.

A "clear signal" awaits IG-Metal District Manager Friedrich from the 12th National Maritime Conference on 10 and 11 May in Rostock. There, "concrete measures to protect workstations and locations" would have to be launched, so his demand. Chancellor Angela Merkel is also expected to the conference.

The Federal Government had already provided money for the maritime economy last year. In the previous June, she had launched an unprecedented economic stimulus program for the mitigation of the Coronafolgen, in which around one billion euros was included for shipbuilding and shipping in Germany.

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