The patriarchs have passed the torch after a decade of crisis in German shipping

A new generation of leaders has changed the self-perception in German shipping. Now it is no longer a matter of being the biggest at any cost, Alexander Oetker tells ShippingWatch. The changes come after a decade of crisis in the proud shipping nation.

"There's been a generational change," says Alexander Oetker, head of AO Shipping and part of the Oetker family. He experiences that the German shipping sphere has become more collegial after the younger chiefs have taken over. Photo: Marine Money

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