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Meteorologists: Shipping companies cut down on weatherrouteing

The Danish Meteorological Institute’s Maritime Service has experienced a considerable decline in the demand for weatherrouteing during the crisis and today, the company sees a larger tendency of shipping companies practising economy. So says Carsten Kofoed, Head of DMI Maritime Service in an interview with ShippingWatch.

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The crisis which has affected the shipping industry has been felt in many ways. One of these is seen from the perspective of the Danish Meteorological Institute’s Maritime Service in which a big decline in the number of clients looking for weatherrouting has been felt according to Head of Section Carsten Kofoed. In the same period of time, he has also seen shipping companies focusing more on cost reductions.

“For the past two or three years, we have seen some clients who have chosen to cut to the bone somewhere in their costs. Maybe this has resulted in them cutting down on the first thing which sprang to mind and that was weatherrouteing”, Carsten Kofoed says.

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