Things continue to go downhill for the Lloyd shipyard in Bremerhaven. We have already reported in the past on the traditional company, which has been threatened with closure for over a year now. The work of more than 300 colleagues is at stake.

At the beginning of the week it was announced that the shipyard had filed for insolvency. With it, the MV shipyards in Rostock, Stralsund and Wismar in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. What all the shipyards have in common is that they belong to the Genting Hong Kong group, which comes from the tourism industry and specialises particularly in cruises. With the purchase of the shipyards in 2015, the group created the direct possibility for its own production of cruise ships. But 2020 was a black year for Genting Hong Kong, resulting in deep red figures. So Genting took the decision to drop the shipyards and save money.

For Bremerhaven, a closure would mean another blow. For years, dockworkers have been losing their jobs. More and more companies are closing down and the port is becoming more and more insignificant. As a result, poverty in the city is also steadily increasing. Bremerhaven has long been the poorest city in the whole of the Federal Republic of Germany, and now more than 300 more jobs are at stake for the colleagues at the Lloyd shipyard, who will have to continue fighting for their jobs.