Havila lays up three ships, lays off 70 crew

Norway’s Havila Shipping has laid up three vessels due to “market conditions” it said in a statement yesterday.

Platform supply vessel pair Havila Fortune and Havila Borg, along with anchor handling tug supply vessel Havila Mercury will all be laid up “as soon as practically possable” the company said.

Around 70 crew will lose their jobs as a result of the layups.


Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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