Shipbuilding in Germany remains in a difficult situation

Released on 19. 10. 2021

  • A cruise ship in a dry dock of the Blohm + Voss shipyard in the port of Hamburg . Photo: Marcus Brandt

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In the German shipbuilding industry last year 1500 Regular jobs have been cut. And the downsizing could continue according to a survey by IG Metall.

Hamburg (dpa) – Shipbuilding in Germany continues to head towards difficult times. According to a works council survey presented on Tuesday on behalf of IG Metall coast, further job cuts are expected at every third shipyard in the next twelve months.

Last year around 1500 core jobs were lost. That corresponds to a decrease of 8.1 percent. Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania was particularly hard hit, where almost a quarter (23 far more drastic. Almost half of all shipyard employees were affected by short-time work in the past twelve months. In the 31. According to the shipbuilding survey, 43 companies with almost 17 000 Employees included.

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