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Maersk layoffs come as surprise to Hamburg Süd employees

The layoffs at Maersk Group, which impact a total of 2,000 employees, come as a surprise to employees at Hamburg Süd. "We wouldn't have expected that the next round of job cuts would start less than 1 year after the previous one."

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It came as a surprise to employees at Hamburg Süd that owner Maersk has launched a new round of layoffs, says Phillip Derks, head of the German container line's working council.

"We wouldn’t have expected that the next round of job cuts would start less than 1 year after the previous one, although Maersk is known for regular restructuring measures," Derks tells ShippingWatch.

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