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Hong Kong Focus: Crew Change during a Pandemic

Bjorn Hojgaard, CEO of Anglo-Eastern Univan Group, and Chairman of the Hong Kong Shipowners’ Association talks about the biggest issue that has faced the shipping industry in 2020 – the crew change crisis.

Talking with Seatrade Maritime News Editor, Marcus Hand, Anglo-Eastern’s Bjorn Hojgaard explains how as one of the world’s largest ship managers the company has dealt with the crew change crisis that has left hundred of thousands of seafarers stranded on vessels after their contracts end, or at home unable to start new employment at sea. He also discusses the need for a global solution to the crew change crisis by governments internationally and how Anglo-Eastern has used technology to overcome some of the problems presented operationally by the pandemic.

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