Joachim von der Heydt is celebrating 60 years in shipping this year. His life is a fascinating one, spanning many cycles and continents.
Von der Heydt was born in difficult circumstances during the Second World War. His German soldier father reappeared from the Russian eastern front a year after the war ended, having travelled by foot each night to avoid capture.
Post-war rationing and walking barefooted to school were early memories before commencing a shipping apprenticeship in Hamburg...
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