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60 years in shipping

Looks can deceive. 78-year-old wakeboarding enthusaiat Joachim von der Heydt remains as sharp as ever with his views on the changing shipping industry

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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