Yangzijiang Shipbuilding to Slash 2,000 More Jobs

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

August 26, 2016

Chinese shipbuilder Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Holdings Ltd said it plans to cut 2,000 additional jobs, just under 10 percent of its current workforce, stepping up efforts to cut costs as new vessel orders slide amid a volatile global economy.

The Singapore-listed firm, which says it is one of the largest private shipbuilding companies in China, has already cut about 4,000 jobs this year, a spokesperson said late on Thursday, bringing its current workforce to 22,000.

Earlier this month, it said revenue was nearly halved in the second quarter as it soaked up a broad industry downturn.

The company, which has four shipyards in China's Jiangsu province, builds a range of vessels including large container ships, bulk carriers, liquefied natural gas carriers and giant ships known as 'Very Large Gas Carrier' vessels.

Reporting by Aradhana Aravindan

Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Dec 2019 - Great Ships of 2019

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the maritime industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News