15,000 fewer jobs in the shipping industry in five years

From 2008 to 2012, the Danish shipping industry has lost 15,000 jobs. Ports and subcontractors are hit hardest, according to data from Statistics Denmark.

The Danish government's maritime growth initiative is badly needed, especially when looking at how the employment in the shipping industry has developed over the last five years. The trend here is one of decline, not growth, and that goes for all categories of employment in shipping related businesses. The only exception is a small growth in the number of jobs in the offshore sector.

A total of 14,927 jobs have been lost in the Danish maritime sector in the period from the beginning of the financial crisis to last year, according to numbers from Statistics Denmark.

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