Copenship closes

Copenship closes

Oslo: Dry cargo is painful for many at the moment but for Denmark’s Copenship it has proven unbearable which has become the latest shipping firm to close down amid the protracted downturn.

The company has suffered large losses inflicted by competitors and has several pending insurance cases.

Copenship, which almost made it to its fortieth birthday has a similar number of employees who now will have to look for work elsewhere. The company has at least 50 chartered vessels worldwide.

Hans Thaulow

Hans Henrik Thaulow is an Oslo-based journalist who has been covering the shipping industry for the last 15 years. As well as some work for the Informa Group, Hans was the China correspondent for TradeWinds. He also contributes to Maritime CEO magazine. Hans’ shipping background extends to working as a shipbroker trainee with Simpson, Spence & Young in Hong Kong.

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