Crew changes are slowly starting to be implemented in several places around the world. But there is a very long way to go yet, agree Anglo-Eastern, Wallem and OSM Maritime when speaking to ShippingWatch.
According to German shipmanagement company Danica, crew changes should be suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus. This goes against what others in the industry have said as well as the efforts already in the works by international shipping association ICS.
Anglo-Eastern takes precautions at its headquarters in Hong Kong, drawing upon experiences from the Sars outbreak. In particular, the shipmanagement company is experiencing problems elsewhere in the world, says the CEO. This article is the first in a series in which ShippingWatch meets key people in the world's most important shipping hubs during the corona crisis.
In principle, Anglo-Eastern CEO Bjørn Højgaard is not against scrubbers as one of the means to comply with the sulfur cap from Jan. 1, 2020. But he is convinced that daily operations and maintenance can be very costly, he says in an interview with ShippingWatch.
One rarely hears a shipping company utter this phrase. But Anglo-Eastern Univan wants to pursue its own path, "even though we'll probably achieve lower returns than our listed competitors," says the company's CEO Bjørn Højgaard in an interview with ShippingWatch.
Univan has, with the merger with Anglo-Eastern Group, become one of the world's two largest companies in ship management. CEO Bjørn Højgaard tells ShippingWatch what kind of business he will now be heading and how the merger will make a difference.
Univan er med fusionen med Anglo-Eastern Group blevet et af verdens to største selskaber inden for shipmanagement. CEO Bjørn Højgaard fortæller til ShippingWatch, hvilken forretning han nu skal stå i spidsen for, og hvordan fusionen skal gøre en forskel.