Hong Kong unrest makes shipping employees flee

The many clashes between protesters and police on the streets of Hong Kong mean that several employees in the shipping sector want to move away from the city. Singapore is a particularly popular alternative, headhunters tell ShippingWatch.

Photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

The disturbances in Hong Kong have filled the city's streets as well as world media for the past months, and headhunting firms say this unrest is now starting to affect shipping sector employees.

Two headhunters tell ShippingWatch that they see a rising number of inquiries from employees who want to move away from the city, seeking employment elsewhere. This is a consequence of the physical confrontations between police and civilian protesters on the streets of Hong Kong.

Read the whole article

Get 14 days free access.

No credit card is needed, and you will not be automatically signed up for a paid subscription after the free trial.

  • Access all locked articles
  • Receive our daily newsletters
  • Access our app
An error has occured. Please try again later.

Get full access for you and your coworkers.

Start a free company trial today

More from ShippingWatch

Maersk Tankers CEO sees no reason to merge tanker carriers

It has long been discussed, and the chief executive of a competitor points to Maersk Tankers as a driver in the tanker sector's consolidation race. However, Maersk Tankers CEO Christian M. Ingerslev does not see much sense in combining balance sheets, he tells ShippingWatch.

Further reading

Related articles

Latest news

See all jobs