GC Rieber lets go of more seafarers

GC Rieber lets go of more seafarers

Bergen-based GC Rieber is letting go of 66 staff from nine offshore ships and will replace them with contract labour. 58 of the 66 people being let go are of Norwegian nationality.

The Norwegian shipowner has made plenty of staff cuts already this year. In February GC Rieber announced plans to reduce its total headcount by 25% and its seafarer workforce by 28% during the first half of 2016 “in light of the uncertain market situation”.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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