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Canada: auxiliary payments: MV shipments appeal to federal politics

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In the fixed negotiations on the future of the MV shipyards, the owner of the shipyard composite sees the federal government on the train.

Die Manager von Genting sprechen auf der MV Werft in Wismar mit der Presse. © Frank Hormann / dpa central picture / dpa The managers of Genting speak at the MV shipyard in Wismar with the press.

The President of Genting Hong Kong, Colin Au, and the managing director of the shipyard group, Carsten Haake, expressed a lack of incomprehension on the German government on Sunday. Au appealed to the responsible politicians to rethink their negative attitude: "It's about thousands of families." In addition, an entire industry is threatened with suppliers in Germany and abroad. "Fold the shipyards now would be the biggest economic mistake that the federal government could make," emphasized Au.

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The Federal Government has been working with the Asian owner for the salvation of the ADS-added MV ships with more than 1900 jobs. The Confederation is ready to hear a rescue package and other assistance, but did not want to move from his demand for an own contribution of the owner. It lacks a clear commitment of the owners to their shipyard, meant it last.

The Federal Government had already presented a suggestion for the rescue of the battered shipyards in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Bremerhaven before Christmas. Specifically, the huge cruise ship "Global Class 1" with around 600 million euros from the State Business Stabilization Fund should be built. In return, according to DPA information, the Ministry of Economic Affairs demanded an own contribution of the owner of 60 million euros. As a security for the federal financial syringe, the ship should be used. The state government is also available to a financial syringe.

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Mecklenburg-Vorpommerns Economic Minister Reinhard Meyer (SPD) appealed to the shipyard group to continue the negotiations. "The Confederation of the Confederation is on the table," he said on Sunday. It is in the interest of the state government, the employees and the shipbuilding to receive the shipyards. "The Black Peter Game, who has said something when, does not bring us further," Meyer said.

Genting had acquired the shipyards in Rostock, Wismar and Stralsund 2016 in response to the then booming cruise market to build ships for the Group's own shipping companies. But with the burglary of the industry as a result of the Corona crisis, the Asian parent company came into trouble who still pause today.

Haake accused the federal government, which caused the current problem by the payment of funds in the construction of the approximately 1.5 billion euros of expensive ships Global Dream when reaching a construction point, the so-called milestone F, was blocked last December . According to the federal government, Haake is too large for the risks for the prefabrication of the ship due to development in the cruise industry.

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AU stressed, "In Asia, the cruise industry is started again and works profitably." Genting have taken over the shipyards exclusively with the aim of building cruise ships. It should not be forgotten that Genting has since invested more than two billion euros in the MV sites from their own bag, the number of employees had been doubled. "Without Covid-19, we would never have asked the government for a euro." From the point of view of AU, it is more likely that the Corona pandemic will decrease in the spring. The transition to normalness and thus also the return of the cruise industry is important.

Haake assumes that the Federal Government currently does not want to move and could not move genting. Genting could not make any further compromises. "We worked on the requirements of the federal government," he said. Four suggestions of gentings had been rejected by the Confederation.

The head of the Total Works Council, Ines Scheel, said she had almost given up hope for a survival of MV shipyards after the talks of last week. They have repeatedly called on all parties involved in federal and state governments to sit down again at the table. It states that none of the political leaders of the federal government and country can be seen in the shipyards in recent weeks. "We have written letters to the Federal Chancellor, the Federal Ministries and the state government and get no answers," she criticized.

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